Storyteller Harlynne Geisler
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The Storytellers Circle of Halifax is proud to announce the launch of its website at Now its easy to reach us and easy to explore the traditional art of storytelling in Halifax, and Nova Scotia, and beyond! - This is the website of the Storytellers School of Toronto, the oldest storytelling organization in Canada. It offers courses, publishes a national journal, and mounts the annual Toronto Festival of Storytelling. - This is the website of Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada, a national organization that publishes a newsletter, puts on conferences, and does advocacy for storytelling. - Judith Poirier is the contact for French-language storytelling for SC/CC. - Gail de Vos is the Co-organizer of The Alberta League for the Encouragement of Storytelling's Fort Edmonton Park Storytelling Festival. - Norma Cameron is the contact for the Prince Edward Island Storytelling Festival. is the website for the Québec Intercultural Storytelling Festival. is the website for the Yukon International Storytelling Festival. - Moira Cameron is the contact for information about northern storytelling. - Vincent Murphy is the contact for information about Saskatchewan storytelling. - Rebecca Hiebert is the contact for Manitoba storytelling. - Monica Sanchez is the contact for English-language storytelling in Quebec. - Cindy Campbell is the contact for Nova Scotia storytelling. - Judy McAloon is the contact for New Brunswick storytelling. - Anita Best is the contact for Newfoundland and Labrador storytelling. - Karen Gummo is the contact for Alberta storytelling. - Elizabeth Buchanan is the contact for British Columbia storytelling. - Carol McGirr is the contact for Ontario storytelling.


Parkland Tellers meet 4th Sun. at 1:30 in the Spruce Grove Library, Alberta. 780-987-2503

Vancouver professional bimonthly storytelling cabaret Hosted by Linda Stender Woodlands Restaurant (international vegetarian cuisine ) 2582 West Broadway, Vancouver. Dinner 6pm to 7pm (10 % discount on dinner with show ticket ) Story Time 7pm to 9:30 pm(tickets $12 ) Tickets Peoples Co-op Bookstore 604-253-6442 Woodlands Restauraunt 604-733-5411 Further Information 604-985-6371

1,001 Friday Nights of Storytelling meets every Friday evening, 8:30pm at St. George the Martyr Church, 205 John St., Toronto. Open to all who want to listen or tell. Suggested donation: $4. Info: (416) 656-2445.

Dundas Storyspinners meets monthly on the last Friday, 7:30pm at the Carnegie Auditorium, King at Ogilvie, Dundas. Info: debi Keir-Nicholson, (905) 627-9196.

The Newmarket Story Tree meets monthly, the second Wednesday, 7:30pm. All are welcome to listen or tell. Location varies. Info: Janice Turner, (905) 895-7867.

Storytellers of the Near North meets the last Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm in the library of King George School, North Bay. All are welcome to listen or tell. Info: Terry Campbell, (705) 472-3263.

Stories Aloud meets once a month in a renovated barn in Baden, Ont. on the first Friday, 8-11pm. Suggested donation: $4. Info: Mary-Eileen McClear, (519) 634-8973.

Stories Aloft meets in Baden on the fourth Friday of each month with open storytelling for adults. High school students are also welcome. Info: Mary-Eileen McClear, (519) 634-8973.

Storytelling Guild meets monthly in Baden on the third Friday, 7:30-10pm. The annual fee of $20 includes use of the Second Story resource collection. Info: Mary-Eileen McClear, (519) 634-8973.

The Kingston Storytellers meets monthly the last Sunday, 7pm at 99 York St. Bring a story to share or an ear to listen. Info: Joan Agnatoff, (613) 634-3341.

Guelph Storytellers Guild meets monthly, the first Tuesday, 2pm at the Guelph Civic Museum, and monthly (except for January) on the second Wednesday at 8pm at The Boathouse, a tearoom on the river, Gordon St. By donation. Phone to confirm with Vince Wall, (519) 836-6650.

The Storytellers Guild of Montreal meets monthly the first Friday, 8pm at the Atwater Auditorium, 4023 Tupper. Info: Molly Walsh, (514) 931-2304 or (514) 270-8956.

Limestone Storytellers of Grey and Bruce Counties meets monthly, the second Saturday. Potluck 6pm, storytelling 8pm. Info: Sandra Schroeder, (519) 832-2116.

Storytellers of London are for the time being holding their meetings at local community events. Info: Diane Halpin, (519) 434-7147.

The Burlington Storytellers Guild meets monthly the first Friday, 7pm at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 1525 Mountain Grove Ave. Info: Bob Tadman, (905) 336-2106.

Ottawa Storytellers meet monthly,the first Thursday, 7:30pm at the National Library of Canada, 395 Wellington St. Contact is Ruth Stewart-Verger (613) 722 2606 or email

Tales from the Four Winds is a browser's library and gathering place in Toronto for telling and listening to stories. Info: Norman Perrin, (416) 462-3950.

Stratford Story Swap meets monthly every third Wednesday at the Viva Juice Bar, 89 Downie St. at 7pm. Admission $3. Info: Gail Fricker, (519) 272-1039 or email

Dufferin Storytellers meets every first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. December 2: at the Centre Dufferin District High School Library, Shelburne; January 6 at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Orangeville; Feb. 3 at the Centre Dufferin Library. Info: Marilyn Doekes, (519) 928-5524.

Brockville Storytelling Group meets the third Monday of each month, September to June, 7:30pm, at Trinity Anglican Church Hall, corner Clarissa & George Sts. Jan: Bring a Young Person Night. Feb: Cancelled for Storyfest Info: Deborah Dunleavy, (613) 342-3463; email

In the Durham Folklore Society we practice the venerable art of storytelling. Contact: Dianne Chandler (Chair) 905 985-3424, 3171 Chandler Drive, Port Perry ON L9L 1B6. ALT: Heather Whaley 905 668-2174, Regular Events: Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month September - June. Guests welcome! Northview Community Centre, 150 Beatice St., Oshawa ON. Also: Annual Concerts/ Educational programs.

Peterborough Storytellers meet the last Friday of the month. For locations and information call Karen Lander, (705) 652-1262.

Sally Jaeger's popular infant and story times, Lullabies and Lap Rhymes, Mr. Bear Says Hello, and Jack-in-the-Box Tales for Two begin at Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave., Toronto, the week of January 10, 2000. These programs are designed for parents and children from birth to three years of age. Info: (416) 465-5982.

Vancouver third Sunday of the month Cric? Crac! That is the storytelling swap of the Vancouver Society of Storytelling. (the stories are more for adults, youths, and patient older children) $3 Hodson Manor, 1254 West 7th, (a couple blocks west of Oak and south of Broadway) 7:25pm, (ends around 9:30) or 604-879-3835 or 604-876-2272 It's not a meeting in the Robert's Rules of Order sense. No. It is an evening where you come to Hodson Manor to be transported around the world and in and out of human experience by listening to the greatest, and most attractive storytellers in the world. (subjective) Vancouver Society of Storytelling, #13-2414 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 3E3. Call the office at 876-2272 DEC 16th Cric? Crac! HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO: Carousel Theatre 1411 Carghtright St On Granville Island. After crossing into the Granville Island 'complex,' turn right after the Children's World on the corner of Carghright. Carousel Theatre is on the left hand (north)side of the street, beside the brewery and behind a patch of grass. A small shuttle-caravan will be ready at Hodson for those who do not get the message on time, or have no way of getting to Granville instead of West 7th. MPORTANT: The relocation is just for this month. IN JANUARY AND UNTIL JUNE IT WILL BE AT: 1254 West 7th, (a couple blocks west of Oak and north of Broadway) come early to get a good seat. (Starts at 7:30 ends around 9:30 ) $3

Vancouver Storytellers want to meet monthly to talk about story-related things. At Catherine Racine's. 264-8845

The VICTORIA STORYTELLERS' GUILD host STORIES AT FERN on the third Monday evening of the month, at 7:15 p.m., from September to June, (except for December and June, when the meetings are held on the second Monday instead of the third). It's a public gathering - open to all (by donation), where stories are told and listened to at 1831 Fern Street, in Victoria. Tell Me a Story is the newsletter of the guild. The website is

Cric Crac has a sister! She lives on the North Shore on the first Sunday night of each month, Her name North Shore Cric? Crac! You can visit her at 7:30 PM Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver starting October 7th 1570 Argyle avenue west between 15th and 16th Streets west of the Floral Clock, and immediately South of the Train Tracks. Parking abounds. Abegael Fischer-Lang will be hosting the first NSC?C! on Oct. 7th It is entitled Golden Harvest Members VSOS, WVCAC, Seniors and students $2; Non members $5 Call Anne Anderson at (604) 929-7333

Parkland Family storytelling at the Spruce Grove Library 1:30-2:30 various Sundays. 780 987 2503.

Toronto CBC Radio has a show called Outfront, which focuses on personal storytelling: Canadians telling their own stories in their own words.They are looking for new contributors. Our format is broad, and focused on personal storytelling. The majority of contributors to the show have had little radio experience, but are creative, innovative types who have stories to tell. It's a great opportunity to put your ideas on a national show, and get paid to do so. Geoff Siskind is an Associate Producer If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call him at 416-205-2626 or E-mail: fax: 416-205-8552. For more information, check out the website: Outfront airs from 11:45am to 12pm Monday to Thursday (12:15pm to 12:30pm in Newfoundland) on CBC Radio One. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO HEAR A SHOW, PLEASE VISIT OUTFRONT'S WEBSITE AT
Jacquie Hunt (Victoria Storytellers' Guild Treasurer) hosts a weekly 30 minutes book review program on CFUV FM102. She is looking for storytellers who would help her out with a program that will run on Xmas Day at 8pm. This would involved pretaping a story of 5 to 10 minutes that would in some way relate to the festive season. If you would like to contribute please email her or call her at 592-3201. (It doesn't pay but should be fun!)

Vancouver Society For Storytelling's Electronic News Service is where you find out about what is happening in storytelling around BC. To receive this email newsletter, email - ps or call Melinda and/or Kevin Van Hove/MacKenzie at 879 3835.

The Vancouver Island Storytellers' E-Mail Tree distributes messages of interest to storytelling groups and individual storytellers living on and around Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. This list also provides information to the British Columbia Representatives of the Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada (SC/CC) for their reports to Le Raconteur. To join the tree, email (This list is sponsored by the Victoria Storytellers' Guild.)

Surrey B.C. Festival of the Arts

The first page of the web-site documenting the Memory and Storytelling project is now online.
Geoff Siskind at WHAT IS OUTFRONT? Outfront is 15 minutes of radio reflecting Canadian stories, perspectives and experiences. It's all about fresh ideas and new sounds, showcasing new ways of making radio, and new voices from across the country. Outfront is heard Monday to Thursday at 11:45 a.m. ET, on CBC Radio One.


Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada 14th Annual National Conference and Gathering Halifax, Nova Scotia June 21 - 25, 2006
Hear immigration stories at Pier 21, a National Historic Site and Gateway to Canada.
Walk the waterfront, book a harbour tour, or visit the guardian of the harbour, Citadel Hill a fortress of strategic significance with a fantastic view!
Travel by bus coach to Grand Pre to tour a unique Acadian village in the beautiful Annapolis Valley and hear stories of the Acadian experience.
Kick up your heels and sing-along at a ‘down home’ Maritime Kitchen Party!
Get involved and enjoy the business of storytelling at the historic and modern campus of Saint Mary’s University, which also provides reasonable accommodation.
Early registration is $125 before April 30, ($150 later), $150 non-member, and includes lots of stories, 3 lunches, one workshop, a bus trip and a tour of Grand Pre, a concert at Pier 21, and a Maritime Kitchen Party! A harbour tour on the tall ship Silva is available for an additional $20 on the spot.
For more information, contact: Linda Winham at , phone (902) 835-3180 or Cindy Campbell at, phone (902) 466-4545

July 9 - 22, 2006
conducted by
Institute for Readers Theatre
in conjunction with
University of Southern Maine

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