Dawne McFarlane‘s Scottish grandfather told her there were faeries in the apple tree when she was wee. Since then she has been telling stories around campfires, kitchen tables, in classrooms and at international storytelling festivals. She teaches the art and craft of storytelling to teachers in Canada and abroad. The power of storytelling to open hearts and minds and bring people together continues to inspire her. Dawne is the Artistic Director of the Toronto Storytelling Festival 2019.