march, 2018

sun25mar11:00 am5:00 pmStory Jam FEATURING: Fabulous family storytelling and activities.

Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge St. Toronto

Event Details

A day of great family storytelling, with folktales from around the world, an African Riddle Contest, international guests, Indigenous creation tales, and lots of storytelling activities throughout the Toronto Reference Library.


Beeton Auditorium

Time:  1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Audience:  6+

Stories with Roots and Wings (part 1)

Four great children’s storytellers from Mariposa in the Schools bring their favourite traditional tales and songs from Jamaica, West Africa, Trinidad, Quebec, and around the world. Featuring Njacko BackoRita CoxSandra Whiting, and Marylyn Peringer. Co-produced with Mariposa in the Schools.

 

Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Audience:  6+

Stories with Roots and Wings (part 2)

Four great children’s storytellers from Mariposa in the Schools bring their favourite traditional tales and songs from Jamaica, West Africa, Trinidad, Quebec, and around the world. Featuring Njacko BackoRita CoxSandra Whiting, and Marylyn Peringer. Co-produced with Mariposa in the Schools.

 

Time:  3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Audience:  8 +

First Nations Stories

Festival favourites Ron Evans and Esther Osche tell stories from Chippewa Cree, Anishnabe, and Metis tradition.


Atrium

Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Audience: Very young

Teddy Bear Picnic

Children are invited to bring their teddy bears for a rollicking time with storytellers Sally JaegerCarol AshtonMariella Bertelli.  Co-produced with Mariposa in the Schools.

 

Time:  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Audience: 8 +

The Shipmates of Captain McCow

Dutch storyteller Eric Borrias brings a hilarious, thrilling tale about a boy at sea.

 

Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Audience: 4 +

Wondertales

Stories of magic, wonder, risk, and adventure told by Festival international storytellers Laura Simms (USA) and Judith Liberman (Turkey).

 

Time: 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Audience: 4 +

Stories of Wise and Foolish People

Jamie Oliviero and Sahand Sahebdivani share their favourite stories for young listeners.


 

TD Gallery

Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Audience:  6 +

Young Voices Storycircle

The festival has a space for our youngest storytellers to share their favorite family stories and folktales.  Come to the Storytent for a storytelling open mic. Hosted by storyteller and teacher Hugh Cotton, we will pass the Talking Stick to the next generation of storytellers.

 

Time:  3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Audience: 8 +

The Story of Flann

Calling all comic book fans, Potterheads and storylovers! Storyteller Hugh Cotton invites you to step into a world of fantasy and adventure. Imprisoned by witches and giants; aided by wise-women, weasels, and princes; attacked by Cock-a-trice, wolves and enchanters – join The Gilly of the Goatskin as he follows his destiny and finds out his true identity.


 

The Browsery

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Audience: All ages

Tales from the New Silk Road

Join us for multi-lingual stories from South America, the Middle East, Eritrea, Croatia, Europe, and Ethiopia. Featuring storytellers from the Parent Child Mother Goose Program: Ruth DanzigerMaria OrdonezLeeya Solomon, and Sarah Abusarar.

 

Time:  1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Audience: Adult

Telling Stories to Your Children, a workshop for parents and grandparents

Celia Lottridge, renowned children’s book author and storyteller, leads an informal workshop for parents and grandparents who need great stories for bedtime, long car rides, camping trips, and family occasions. Her award-winning collection Ten Small Tales will be available for sale.


Main floor and Browsery

Time: Ongoing throughout the day.  Includes information tables for Storytelling Toronto, Storytellers of Canada, Toronto Public Library.

Facepainting

The amazing Ilyan Balicki returns to the festival with his face-paint artistry.

 

Creativity Workshop

Kensington Market’s legendary Red Pepper Spectacle Arts invites you to make story-related figures, objects, buttons, and banners.

 

The Legend of Mouse City

Small Print invites you to drop in as kids build a miniature city for storybook mice out of cardboard boxes, and create short tales about how their buildings contribute to the overall story of the city. A Cree author will guide them in the practice of using stories as a way of mapping a space.

 

The Little Paper’s Fish Pond

Description: TBC

 

African Riddle Contest

Come and swap your favourite riddles with Moyo Mutamba, a storyteller and mbira-player from Zimbabwe, and his riddle-master son Kuda.

 

Vendors and Information tables

Jose Brown Designs – clothes

Consignment table for festival authors

Information table for Storytelling Toronto and Toronto Public Library


TIME

TIME

Producer

Toronto Public Library and Storytelling Toronto

Ticket cost

Free

Accessible

Yes

Audience

Family

FEATURING

Fabulous family storytelling and activities.

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