Upcoming Events
ANNUAL EVENTS: Please check for full details closer to the date.
World Storytelling Day
An Annual Global Storytelling Event

March 20th (or there about)               

World Storytelling Day is on March 20th. It is a global celebration  of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year near the  spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn  equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as  possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many  places as possible, during the same day and night.

Participants can log on to web site:  to tell  each other about their events in order to share stories and  inspiration, to learn from each other and create international  contacts.

Lucy Brennan at Blue Heron Books WSD 2012 



Irene Johnston, Nancy Bone, George Blake and Heather Whaley Brooklin Library WSD 2012 

Banner designs by Dianne Chandler WSD 2012

Kathleen Smyth, Doris Cherkas, Nancy Bone, Irene Johnston and Enid DeCoe at Traditions WSD 2012

For list of Participating Storytellers (click here)

 We gratefully thank all sponsors and particpants for their support in making World Storytelling Day 2012 a special event across Durham Region!

WSD 2012 Committee: Dianne Chandler, Doris Cherkas, Enid DeCoe, Marg Kropf and Heather Whaley


October (third week)

Our annual community service performance for children and families of Simcoe Hall Settlement House. Simcoe Hall Settlement House is a not-for-profit community resource centre dedicated, since 1935, to assisting less advantaged children, families and vulnerable adults . Please contact Heather Whaley if you wish to attend this event at 905 668-2174

October 2011
Summi Siddiqui, Enid Decoe, Heather Whaley, Irene Johnston,
Marg Kropf and Dianne Chandler


Food Bank and monetary donations greatly appreciated.


An International Storytelling Event

Third Week in November
 A night of storytelling, Tellabration was started in 1988 by storyteller J. G. ("Paw-Paw") Pinkerton. The event began with storytelling going on in six communities in Connecticut. The next year, Texas and Missouri also had Tellabrations, and by 1991, storytelling on this night was happening in 72 communities in 27 states, as well as in locations in Bermuda and Canada. Eventually, the length of Tellabrations extended to a weekend. In 1999 people held Tellabrations in 42 states and 14 countries. Proceeds of the event go toward developing the archives of Storytelling Foundation International (formerly the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling) in Jonesborough, Tenn.

What's happening in Toronto? Storytellers of Toronto web site
 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling


Noticeboard BLOG


What are storytellers across Canada doing and where are the festivals and performances each month? Check Noticeboard on the main Storytellers of Canada website at  Editor: Heather Whaley