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Storytelling Toronto

Storytelling Toronto

Storytelling Toronto began life in 1979 as the Storytellers School of Toronto. It was founded by seven storytellers who wanted to encourage the renaissance of storytelling in modern society. Storytelling Toronto is run primarily by volunteers, and supported by part-time paid staff. The original seven storytellers added others to the leadership, and the organization is now overseen by a Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting held in October. Storytelling Toronto makes its home at the Artscape Wychwood Barns.

The first program offered was a storytelling course taught by the late Alice Kane, and the organization has continued to teach, explore, and celebrate the traditional art of oral storytelling since then. Over the years many hundreds of people have taken courses and workshops at Storytelling Toronto, and many thousands of have come to the annual Toronto Storytelling Festival to enjoy stories told by local, national, and international storytellers. From experienced, seasoned elders to young tellers experimenting with the nature of spoken narrative, Storytelling Toronto is a creative centre for story-lovers who share a passion for and a vision of storytelling as an transformative art in contemporary life.

Storytelling Toronto continues to run the annual festival and courses for adults. It also produces the weekly StoryTent at The Stop Farmer’s Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns, concert series StoryFusion Cabaret!, a resource library, and regular 

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