Edmonton, Alberta

TALES Alberta is proud to host Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada in the city of festivals, Edmonton, Alberta. Over May 22-28, the SCCC 2017 Conference, 150 Golden Threads - The Building of a Nation will celebrate the creation, growth and development of Canada through storytelling. Trails, Rails and TALES of the peoples and events that formed who we are! The conference will be hosted at the beautiful UofA in Lister Hall and will be combined with the annual TALES Festival in the Old Strathcona area.

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Master Class and Workshop Options - SC-CC Conference 2017 

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May 24, 2017

Master Class: TELLING WHAT YOU KNOW with Marva Blackmore Tuesday, May 22, 20179-5pm

May 25, 2017

BODY LANGUAGE POWER with Holly Robison 3 hour1-4:00pm

CREATING YOUR VERSION with Jennifer Ferris and Anne Glover 3 hour1-4:00pm

OF TRISTAN AND TAM LIN: TWO TELLERS AND THEIR SCHOLARLY WAYS with Ginger Mullen and Melanie Ray 3 hour1-4:00pm

May 26, 2017

KAIROS FIRST NATION BLANKET EXERCISE with Glenda Bristow 1 ½ hour1:30pm&  3:30-5pm

VOYAGEURSONGANDDANCE with Le Bucheron -Gilbert Parent  1 ½ hour1:30-3pm

VOCALCARE with Mary Hays1 ½ hour1 ½ hour1:30-3pm


FM STORYTELLING RADIO PRODUCTION with David Merleau1 ½ hour3:30-5pm

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Conference Details

The conference will be hosted at the beautiful UofA in Lister Hall and will be combined with the annual TALES Festival in the Old Strathcona area. This will offer opportunities for performance, paid gigs, wonderful professional development workshops, meetings with special guests and exciting tours. Alberta tellers applied in 2010 to host the annual conference for 2017 specifically because it was Canada’s 150th birthday. We felt that we could provide a wonderful event to celebrate how our nation was built over the last century and a half through the unique and beautiful medium of traditional storytelling.  It is our intent to bring to life the Alberta influence of the building of Canada.  Our incredible Alberta heritage will be highlighted through a tour of Edmonton on the 1929 Street Car with a period persona guide.  Immediately following that tour, participants will meet several influential women from Alberta’s past including some members of the Famous Five for Tea and wrapping up with a Suffrage Sing-Along. We will have the opportunity to have a First Nation Elder from our own Treaty 6 area give an in-depth experience with the nationally acclaimed ‘Blanket Exercise’ to lend greater understanding of the history of our First Nations since the arrival of Europeans from their point of view.  We will have an opportunity to link strongly with the Francophone community in Alberta and in particular, in the city Edmonton with workshops and concerts and encourage our Francophone tellers to travel to outlying areas to visit schools and libraries.  We encourage all of our travelling tellers to take advantage of the school year and seek out schools to visit throughout the province while they are here. [Note: for those interested in telling in schools, we strongly encourage them to begin contacts and arrangements as soon as possible.  School budgets are set in the first few months for the entire school year so waiting until spring to make arrangements could be disappointing.  TALES will not make arrangements for school visits, all tellers are responsible for their own.  Listing of Alberta School Districts and individual schools readily available on line.]


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