Bio- Marva Blackmore: editor, storyteller and writer
She has told stories internationally and at venues across Canada including the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. She brings a long and varied life experience to her storytelling – be it her personal stories, historical tales, epic renderings, folk and fairy tales, or literary stories. She has delighted audiences at festivals, coffee houses and on concert stages.
She is a Past President of the Storytellers of Canada, and also belongs to the Mid-Island StoryTellers in Parksville/Qualicum Beach as well as the Around Town Tellers in Nanaimo.
She participates in Epic tellings and was a regular participant in Stories from the Ages in Ottawa. She also participates in the Epic tellings in Vancouver and organized the very successful telling of the Odyssey in Nanaimo in 2014. She also organized and facilitated the preparation workshop for that event and arranged to have the event recorded and distributed via the internet to participants who could not attend.
She teaches courses in Storytelling and also leads workshops in Memoir Writing Using Storytelling Techniques. She edits fiction and memoirs for local area authors. She also produces self-published e-books and hard-copy books for local authors under the banner of her own publishing company, Weaver of Words Publishers. www.wordweaver.info