Overview for Sunday May 28, 2017
May
28
9:00am 9:00am

Overview for Sunday May 28, 2017

9:00 – 11:00am

AGM & SCCC Business

11:00 am - Noon

Stories From the Four Corners

Quilt Draw

Presentation of SCCC Conference 2018 Petersborough, Ontario & the handing over of the Banner

Official Closing of Conference

1:00 – 5:00pm TALES Storytelling Festival in Old Strathcona[see details on TALES Festival website http://www.storyfestalberta.ca/ and Conference/Festival Brochure]

 

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Overview for Saturday May 27, 2017
May
27
9:00am 9:00am

Overview for Saturday May 27, 2017

9:00 – Noon

Opening Morning Storyteller

AGM and SCCC Business

Noon – Lunch on your own [recommended affordable and delicious restaurants for University and Old Strathcona areas in registration package as well as bus routes]

1:00 – 5:00pm TALES Storytelling Festival in Old Strathcona[see details on TALES Festival website http://www.storyfestalberta.ca/ and Conference/Festival Brochure]

5:00 – 7:00pm Free Time for Supper

7:30 – 9:30pm TALES Festival TALES, Trails and Rails Concert

Free Bussing provided after concert back to the UofA

WILD ROSE ROOM OPEN FOR EVENING TELLAROUND UNTIL 11:00PM

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Overview for Friday May 26, 2017
May
26
10:30pm10:30pm

Overview for Friday May 26, 2017

9:00 – 10:00am

Opening Morning Storyteller

Emerging Storyteller Scholarship Recipient _______ and Mentor Karen Gummo

SCCC Business and Working Group Explanation

10:00 – 11:30am Working Groups [details at conference]

 

11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch [provided]

 

12:30 – 1:15pmFirst Nation Youth Drumming Circle Amiskwaciy School - The vision of Amiskwaciy Academy is to honour the Aboriginal community and reflect its cultures, values, ancestral knowledge and traditions in achieving excellence in education. “Drum rhythms reach deep into the memories of the ancient brain that goes back before recorded time. Drums pulse the wisdom of the ages, they are the first in time and first in line. As the drum connects your heartbeat with Noo Halidzoks (Mother Earth), inner chatter is instantly quieted, and a peaceful meditative state is often the result.” Shannon Thunderbird.

 

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ALL TOGETHER NOW: CRAFTING AND TELLING AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION TALES with Mary Hamilton
May
26
3:30pm 3:30pm

ALL TOGETHER NOW: CRAFTING AND TELLING AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION TALES with Mary Hamilton

You’ve seen it happen. An audience joins in - chanting along, singing along, and helping tell the story. But what makes it work? Come learn methods for adapting stories to increase participation, methods for inviting participation, and strategies for facilitating participation. Like many tellers, at first I could only tell the audience participation stories I had learned as participation stories (either from other tellers or from reading them in books of participation tales). With lots of trial and error and lots of observations of my storytelling colleagues, I have learned how to adapt stories for participation without needing to “find them” already in that form. It is this skill I teach in the workshop.

 

Bio – Mary Hamiliton

Over thirty years of enjoying storytellers, telling stories - many with lots of audience participation - and marvelling at how storytelling works undergird Mary Hamilton’s performances and workshops. This year she won the 2016 National Storytelling Network, National Distinguished Service ORACLE Award. Mary resides in Frankfort, Kentucky, USA.

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FM STORYTELLING RADIO PRODUCTION with Danica Lorer and David Merleau
May
26
3:30pm 3:30pm

FM STORYTELLING RADIO PRODUCTION with Danica Lorer and David Merleau

This is an interactive and hands-on workshop designed to explore the traditions of oral storytelling through the art of radio. We will turn events, heroes, villains and fools of our favourite Alberta and Canadian historic tales and happenings into fun fodder for a Storytellers’ News Radio Broadcast.

This workshop is crafted to bring out the best of every participant. You may find yourself on the ‘news’, ‘traffic’ or ‘weather’ team or maybe in the sound effects and music department. But whichever the case, your skills as oral storyteller and performer contribute to a truly unique and deeply collaborative work of radio.

Bio - Danica Lorer & David Merleau

David Merleau is a storyteller and radio producer with ‘postapocproductions.com’. He has worked with CBC, VOBB, CKUU and CKDJ. He is currently the radio project manager for SC-Radio-CC and the host and producer of ‘Up On A Time: Your Storytellers News Magazine Show’.

Danica Lorer'slast name lives in the word explorer. She follows the highway as a ribbon tying her to the amazing sky, clear water, words on the wind, and beautiful people. Over the past 18 years as a professional storyteller, Danica's favourite listeners and workshop participants have been 0-103 years old. She believes in the power of the story. Danica is an active volunteer with SC-Radio-CC, the host of the Saskatchewan literary arts cable television program 'Lit Happens', and a freelance writer.

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KAIROS FIRST NATION BLANKET EXERCISE, 1:30 - 3:00 & 3:30 - 5pm with Glenda Bristow
May
26
1:30pm 1:30pm

KAIROS FIRST NATION BLANKET EXERCISE, 1:30 - 3:00 & 3:30 - 5pm with Glenda Bristow

Please join me in this interactive role playing session to learn about the history of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit People from pre-European contact to present. This is an easy, practical strategy/teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of Canada. The Blanket Exercise can be used in classrooms, group counselling sessions and staff professional development to create a sense of welcome, belonging, awareness and understanding. Participants will participate in the blanket exercise and sharing circle. Think of this as a one-hour intense interactive exercise on the important timeline/events/impacts on First Nations, Metis and Inuit people from pre-contact to now. The Adult Script will be used for this session. There is also a Youth Script available.

Bio – Glenda Bristow

Tânsi, Glenda Bristow nitisîyihkâson, Ayîkis Sâkahian ohci. Hello, my name is Glenda Bristow. I am Cree from Frog Lake First Nations. I presently work as the Director of Technology/Programs for St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1. and have been a part of this education family for 15 years. Within my role, I manage and supervise Division Technology, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education, Division Career Counselling along with various other duties. Prior to working at central office, I spent several years teaching at the primary level at both the provincial and federal level, and worked as a Director of Education for Frog Lake First Nations. Being a Cree Woman and working in education has many positives and challenges but at the end of the day, it’s knowing that we made a difference in the lives of many students which makes working in the field so rewarding. 

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Rigodon, voyageons with the voyageurs!
May
26
1:30pm 1:30pm

Rigodon, voyageons with the voyageurs!

Bio:

Andrea Haddad has been singing, dancing, telling stories and playing the spoons with French students for many years both as a teacher and a performer with the roots-based organization Mariposa In The Schools in Toronto. She is the author of Rigodon, a program that enables French teachers to bring traditional North American French culture into the classroom through music, seasonal celebrations and legends, and has conducted many workshops for teachers and librarians from Vancouver to Halifax. In addition, her group Bourrée à Trois animates popular social dancing from France called balfolk with unusual instruments such as the hurdy gurdy, button accordion and French bagpipes.

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VOCAL CARE  with Mary Hays
May
26
1:30pm 1:30pm

VOCAL CARE with Mary Hays

As a storyteller your ‘instrument’ is your voice. Learn the fundamentals of caring for the speaking voice, identifying trouble signs and doing exercises for vocal ease.

 

Bio - Mary Hays

Mary Hays, from Olds, Alberta, is a full time storyteller who enjoys telling stories that tickle the funny bone and touch the heart. She enlivens storytelling sessions and workshops with puppets, rhymes and a range of stories from folktales, to stories of Alberta history.

 

Mary teaches storytelling at the post-secondary level, coaches’ public speaking and tells stories in schools, libraries, senior’s homes, tipis and cemeteries. Storytelling anytime, anywhere! Mary is trained in Speech Arts and Drama from the Royal Conservatory and the Mount Royal Conservatory. Her training included a study of vocal production and performance.

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OF TRISTAN AND TAM LIN: TWO TELLERS AND THEIR SCHOLARLY WAYS  with Ginger Mullen and Melanie Ray
May
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

OF TRISTAN AND TAM LIN: TWO TELLERS AND THEIR SCHOLARLY WAYS with Ginger Mullen and Melanie Ray

The worlds of story and study often seem far apart. The storyteller weaves words to engage the listeners, to show them images that stir the heart and mind. The scholar reads and writes words to reflect deeply about ideas and methodologies. But, in fact, they live easily in each other’s presence. Ginger Mullen and Melanie Ray present their favourite stories and discuss how they researched them. Melanie offers insight about staying true to both old texts - rooting a story in its time and culture - and her own instincts for the story and a contemporary audience. Ginger addresses some uncomfortable questions and critical issues that have shaped her tales.

 

Bio - Ginger Mullen

Since 1992, Ginger Mullen’s immersion into the oral tradition has led to a unique storytelling style that blends performance and scholarship. Having earned a Master of Arts that focused on folktales in general, and the ballad of “Tam Lin” in particular, she brings to her craft a deep and layered understanding of the stories she tells. Currently, she juggles several roles that draw on her multi-disciplinary knowledge. She teaches Storytelling at Mount Royal University in Calgary and University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She presents papers about various folktales both nationally and internationally. And she continues to tell stories and facilitate programs for schools and community organizations.

 

Bio – Melanie Ray

Melanie Ray brings an actor’s training to her storytelling, coupled with delight in language, old tales, in stories true and stories newly minted. She has over 32 years of professional experience, gained mostly in Canada, but including some presentations in America and the U.K.

 

Thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2005, she has been able to develop and tour the Medieval romance “Tristan and Iseult.” She has taken this epic to many places across Canada, including Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto and Nanaimo. In 2010 she presented it at the Beyond the Borders Storytelling Festival in Wales. She recently co-produced the SCCC Conference in Vancouver.

 

Holly Robison is a storyteller, musician, presenter, mentor, and - first and foremost - a wife and mother. She has spent over fourteen years lifting audiences and individuals through story and song. As a National Speakers Association Member with a degree in theatre from Brigham Young University and years of training in communication and inspiration, Holly has the skills and charisma to entertain and guide anyone to self-confidence and success.

 

Holly has presented this workshop at the 2016 Sydney International Storytelling Conference, the 2016 Portland Storyteller’s Guild Workshop series and variations of it for a few other organizations. She has presented many other workshops of the Utah Storytelling Guild and other organizations. She has been a teacher and presenter for 20 years in church, school, and other organizations. Holly resides in Cornelius, Oregon, USA.

 

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BODY LANGUAGE POWER  with Holly Robison
May
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

BODY LANGUAGE POWER with Holly Robison

Learn how to command the stage and gain self confidence without a word. The slightest adjustments will strengthen your characterization, self-image and body chemistry. 

Holly Robison is a storyteller, musician, presenter, mentor, and - first and foremost - a wife and mother. She has spent over fourteen years lifting audiences and individuals through story and song. As a National Speakers Association Member with a degree in theatre from Brigham Young University and years of training in communication and inspiration, Holly has the skills and charisma to entertain and guide anyone to self-confidence and success.

 

Holly has presented this workshop at the 2016 Sydney International Storytelling Conference, the 2016 Portland Storyteller’s Guild Workshop series and variations of it for a few other organizations. She has presented many other workshops of the Utah Storytelling Guild and other organizations. She has been a teacher and presenter for 20 years in church, school, and other organizations. Holly resides in Cornelius, Oregon, USA.

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CREATING YOUR VERSION with Jennifer Ferris and Anne Glover
May
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

CREATING YOUR VERSION with Jennifer Ferris and Anne Glover

Anne and Jennifer share the wealth of their knowledge and more than 60 years of combined experience in storytelling and teaching. This hands-on workshop includes a variety of activities designed to hone skills for a strong performance and connection with the audience. The session includes visualization, finding effective language, developing interesting characters, and the use of body and space to make the story larger than the words.

 

This is a unique opportunity to work up-close with these well-recognized performers and benefit from their complementary skill-sets.

 

Why take this workshop? To make your story be more engaging, more real, more alive! And to see your audience lean into your story!

 

Bios - Jennifer Ferris and Anne Glover

Jennifer Ferris is as enthusiastic about the work of other storytellers as she is about her own. She has facilitated workshops for diverse groups: from Parks’ Interpreters to Montessori teachers to the BC Green Party. She gives workshops to adults, gifted children, families and international students. Participants find that her gentle approach and enthusiasm offers a safe environment to try new ideas.

 

Anne Glover’s bilingual storytelling career spans 30 years of performing, speaking and consulting. Today, she travels the globe with her storytelling, sometimes seeing as many as 45,000 students in a year. Anne’s work is characterized by a strong audience rapport and effective embodiment of her characters. In 2016, Anne was honoured with the Storykeeper Award by Storytellers of Canada/ Conteurs du Canada.

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Official Opening of the 2017 Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada Conference
May
25
9:00am 9:00am

Official Opening of the 2017 Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada Conference

Registration 9:00 – 4:00pm

Official Opening of the 2017 Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada Conference

9:00 – Noon Wild Rose Room, Lister Hall, University of Alberta

Welcome by SCCC President Selina Eisenberg

Welcome by Treaty Six Elder Wilson Bearhead

Opening Conference Storyteller

Special Recognition of Recipient of the Order of Canada

StorySave Quilt Reveal and Raffle Begins!

Coffee Break

Introduction of delegates, hosts and conference

Noon – 1:00pmLunch provided

1:00 – 4:00pmProfessional Development Workshops [3 hour sessions]

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Street Car Trolley Tour and & Tea
May
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Street Car Trolley Tour and & Tea

Our Alberta heritage is incredible and will be highlighted through a tour of Edmonton on the 1929 Street Car with a period persona guide. Immediately following at the Street Car Museum, wise and wilful women, Lady Isabella Lougheed, Mary Scot Widner and Nellie McClung, meet for tea in 1935 to celebrate their accomplishments with conference delegates. Belle Lougheed tells of her childhood in the Northwest Territories, her passion to support the arts in Calgary and her role as the wife of Senator James Lougheed.   Mary Scot Widner tells of her challenges as a single mother on the prairie and how social reform allowed her to farm, avoid destitution and raise a family.  Nellie McClung discusses her work as a suffragist and a social reformer, work that rocked the province and the country showing that women with votes could make a difference. 

They are honoured by the presence of a Poet who weaves spoken word through their stories to illuminate the way to the future for thoughtful listeners. 

 

The performance is followed by a sing-along featuring songs of the era, led by the wise and wilful, Bethany Ellis.

Created and presented by storytellers

Marie Bryce, Karen Gummo, Mary Hays and Betty Hersberger

And Musician Bethany Ellis

 

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West Edmonton Mall.- Guide Rick Snider
May
24
9:00am 9:00am

West Edmonton Mall.- Guide Rick Snider

Cost: two bus tickets at $3.25 (total $6.50 for a return fare) plus shopping money and lunch.

 

The story of West Edmonton Mall (WEM) is the story of how a handful of visionaries took an ordinary idea like a shopping centre and turned it into a world-class destination. The Mall’s stores, attractions and services combine to form the most comprehensive retail, hospitality and entertainment complex on Earth! As the prototype for mixed-use entertainment facilities, WEM is a place where people come to shop, play and stay.

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The Muttart Conservatory - Guide Cindy Suelzle
May
24
9:00am 9:00am

The Muttart Conservatory - Guide Cindy Suelzle

Wednesday May 24th, 9am to 1pm Cost: $12.50 (seniors $10.50) plus two bus tickets at $3.25 (total of $6.50 for a return fare). Please pack a lunch or plan to buy one at the Conservatory.

The Muttart Conservatory is unique at first sight. This innovative botanical garden sets the pace for plant science in western Canada and defines Edmonton’s skyline with striking glass pyramids rising from river valley.

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Historic City of Edmonton Tours "150 Golden Threads", Conference 2017 Tours, Wednesday May 24th
May
24
9:00am 9:00am

Historic City of Edmonton Tours "150 Golden Threads", Conference 2017 Tours, Wednesday May 24th

NOTE: The Historical City Tours are in addition to the conference. The Street Car Trolley Tour & Tea is included in the registration package.

 

The Historical City Tours will have a guide provided to give wonderful information about the chosen site (all tours run simultaneously). The guide will meet their groups and take them from the U of A on public transit (everyone is responsible for their own fare: $3.25 one way or $9.25 full day multi-use pass). The guide will enlighten the group during the trip to the designated site, and then participants will have 2 hours to explore before returning to the U of A. Please note entrance fees apply: Muttart entrance fee $12.50, Fort Edmonton entrance fee $26.20 + GST, West Edmonton Mall has no entrance fee but there are lots of stores to tempt so be prepared.

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Historical McCauley District – Guide Kate Quinn
May
24
9:00am 9:00am

Historical McCauley District – Guide Kate Quinn

Cost: two bus tickets at $3.25 (total of $6.50 for return fare) (bring money for gelato, latte or lunch)

Tour departs from the University Health Sciences LRT Station. Our first stop will be at the Grandin LRT Station, where we will view the murals and hear the unique story of truth and reconciliation between the Franco-Albertan and Indigenous communities in 2012. We will journey via the LRT to the Stadium Stop, where we can view more murals, walk through the beautiful Commonwealth Recreation Centre and past the Stadium. We will walk through the historic neighbourhood of McCauley, named after Edmonton’s first Mayor, Matt McCauley, who was elected in 1892 when Edmonton became incorporated. McCauley was often called "Honest Matt McCauley". It was said that he "had a strong personality, high ideals and indomitable will and was generous to a fault"

Stops along the way include Giovanni Caboto Park and the Ortona Fountain, a replica of the famous fountain that survived the battle of Ortona during WW II.

Next stop is Church Street, recognized by the Historical Board of Edmonton as an historical resource, illustrating the immigrant history of the neighbourhood.

We may see a couple of the gardens of McCauley, and when we are tired, stop for gelato or a latte in the Italian Centre shop, or, at Zocalo, the wonderful meeting place in McCauley. The #5 bus will take us downtown, where we’ll hop back on the LRT to return to the University. 

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Monday, May 22 or 23, 2017 Master Class: TELLING WHAT YOU KNOW with Marva Blackmore  9-5pm [Cost $150.00  – pre-conference professional development, not included with registration]
May
22
to May 23

Monday, May 22 or 23, 2017 Master Class: TELLING WHAT YOU KNOW with Marva Blackmore 9-5pm [Cost $150.00 – pre-conference professional development, not included with registration]

To Register for this Master Class click HERE

History has recorded our first 150 years. Some of the most interesting reading has been the stories that individuals have chosen to share with us of their life and times. They truly reflect Canada and its culture. As we move on into the next 150 years, we must continue to share our stories, but we must continue to share them well.

 

As storytellers we know in our hearts what makes a good story. However, learning to put that into practice is something that must be practiced.

 

Using a series of exercises, we will explore how to find ways to generate interesting personal stories that have a universal appeal. This will apply to shorter stories that can be told at slams or longer stories.

At the end of the workshop, you will:

Be able to construct a personal story that includes a strong dramatic arc.

Understand the difference between a story and an essay, a portrait, or a travelogue.

Understand the universal nature of a good personal story.

Understand the role of “truth” in personal storytelling.

Know how to expand and contract your story to make it fit within the time limits available for telling the story.

Know how to map the emotional arcs of the story.

Be tired, but will have had an enjoyable and fun day learning how to write your own story.

All notes will be provided electronically either via the workshop leader’s website or by e-mail. No hard copy will be provided at the Master Class.

 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

 

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