Sahand Sahebdivani was born in Iran and raised in the Netherlands where he studied storytelling, screenplay writing and music. Since 2004 he operates the Mezrab Cultural Centre, a renowned centre for storytelling and other arts. He’s worked both in Dutch and Persian language media as a writer and program animator on a variety of cultural, social and political issues. When he’s not in Amsterdam he’s touring the world with his band, his story shows and/or his storytelling workshops. He recently won the Best of Fringe award at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival.



  • March 20: International Storytalk: Stories of Resilience at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
  • March 20: True Stories Toronto at The Garrison (The Garrison)
  • March 22: Stories Without Borders – Stories of Kings and Fools at Walter Stewart Library (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
  • March 22: Stories To Open the Heart at Ismaili Centre Toronto (7:30 PM–9:30 PM)
  • March 23: Tales of Djinns, Fools, and Kings at Aga Khan Museum (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
  • March 23: 1001 Friday Nights at the Festival at Artscape Wychwood Barns (7:30 PM – 10:30 PM)
  • March 24: Dutch Storytellers Get Silly at Artscape Wychwood Barns (11:00 AM – 11:45 AM)
  • March 24: Sahand Sahebdivani tells Persian folktales at Queen of Persia Restaurant (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
  • March 25: Stories of Wise and Foolish People at Toronto Reference Library (3:00 PM – 3:45 PM)