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Storytelling National Conference

Author: Catherine Foster

Posted on May 23, 2019

Category: News and Notices

The UNBF Faculty of Education is proud to co-host the Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) National Conference, June 5-9, 2019

It is exciting that New Brunswick will have storytellers from across Canada here in Fredericton to share their stories, but equally or perhaps more exciting, to be able to share New Brunswick’s stories! As a city and province we have rich sources of stories and we genuinely embrace what Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) values, “recognizing storytelling as a common root of all cultures and by making strong, positive efforts towards regional and cultural inclusion”. 

Imelda Perley, the Elder in Residence, University of New Brunswick has gifted us with our 2019 conference theme: Storytelling: Weaving Baskets of Knowledge/ Le conte ou l'art de tisser les fils de la connaissance / Akonutomahtimok: Askomiw Latokonasuwol Kcicihtuwakonol

The English expansion of the theme is: The weavers are the storytellers and the baskets of knowledge are the stories. Stories educate and give us joy. They are intergenerational. Stories are a defining part of all cultures, a primary way we make meaning, and a fundamental component of what makes us social beings. What baskets will you share? 

With this theme in mind we have developed a variety of options for public participation:

Single tickets for Master Class, special Friday Day Pass, Saturday Morning Pass and Saturday now available through Eventbrite

Online registration and schedule     

Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) encourages the participation of all peoples, by recognizing storytelling as a common root of all cultures.  It is devoted to connecting people, reflecting culture, and inspiring discovery through the art of Storytelling and embraces all ages in a wide array of settings, languages, and for different purposes. SC-CC values storytelling as an oral tradition, and as a performing art with storytellers who have professional aspirations. In addition, SC-SS provides opportunities for education, training, and professional development through conferences and workshops and by offering three members each year to participate in TD Canadian Children’s Book Week.  SC-CC records the work of master storytellers and makes it available to listeners world-wide as part of a living legacy through the web site and through the production of CDs.

SC-CC was founded in 1993 as a result of a national meeting at which time New Brunswick was well represented. Since then, SC-CC was incorporated as a non-profit organisation and received its National Arts Service Organization designation. It functions as the national representative for those involved in maintaining and practicing oral traditions in Canada.


Rod Campbell and Joanne LeBlanc-Haley Co-chairs of 2019 Conference Planning Committee, Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC)

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