Storytelling Alberta is a charitable, non-profit organization that celebrates and promotes the ancient tradition of oral storytelling. Storytellers deliver stories learned by heart. The oral story comes alive through the teller’s voice, facial expressions and gestures. The listeners actively create the images of the story in their imagination. The magic of oral storytelling lies in the interaction among story, teller and listener. Each telling is unique because each element is transformed by the other two.
Storytellers tell in all genres including personal stories, literary adaptations, epics, folktales, historical narratives, wonder tales, and many more. Storytellers tell wherever people gather: festivals, schools, libraries, museums, hospitals, seniors’ lodges, places of worship, and more. We also teach others the fine art of storytelling through mentorships, workshops, professional development sessions and keynote presentations on a full range of storytelling topics.