Please hold the dates! One of North America’s greatest urban storytelling celebrations runs next spring at the 2014 Toronto Storytelling Festival.
- The festival opens with Storyfire, March 28 – 29, a city-wide storytelling celebration that launches at Toronto’s legendary 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling (Innis College, Friday, 8 pm).
- On March 30 we move to the Gladstone Hotel for family and adult storytelling.
- April 3 is a Storytellers’ Symposium, exploring storytelling and social justice (at Daniels Spectrum, in Regent Park).
- In the evening of April 3 we join forces with the Friends of the Osborne Collection to present Dr. Jack Zipes at the annual Lahmer Lecture (Lillian H. Smith Library, free with pre-registration).
- April 4 – 6 at Daniels Spectrum.
- Sunday, April 6, also includes a bi-lingual family show at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
- There will be workshops on contemporary praise-songs (Hugh Lupton), Playback Theatre (Jonathan Fox), First Nations stories (Richard Wagamese, Leanne Simpson, Ron Evans), African storytelling (Tololwa Mollel).
- Many great storytalks and performances by storytellers from Toronto’s amazing storytelling community, from Canada, and from around the world.
- Guests from away include Anita Best (Newfoundland), Mary Fearon (Newfoundland), Bonnie Logan (Saskatchewan), Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool (tbc, Trinidad and Tobago), Jack Zipes (USA), Jonathan Fox (USA), Richard Wagamese (Anishnabe/BC), Leanne Simpson (Anishnabe/Ontario), Ron Evans (Metis/BC), Tololwa Mollel (Tanzania/Edmonton).
Please visit www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca
for program updates, registration information, and artists’ bios. Please come back in January for the full program and ticketing information.