Friday, March 25, 2011

33rd Annual Toronto Storytelling Festival, March 25-April 3

The 33rd Annual Toronto Storytelling Festival kicks off today with a free launch which includes a traditional smudging ceremony led by Festival Elders Dan and Mary Lou Smoke. Lee Maracle hosts this evening and the featured storyteller will be Garry Sault of Mississaugas of New Credit. There will also be presentations from indigenous youth, singing and hand drumming by Spirit Wind. It takes place at Native Child and Family Services, 30 College Street (Yonge and College).

In addition to the many storytelling events, there will also be workshops and seminars. Many of the festival events are free.

The festival continues to April 3.

33rd Annual Toronto Storytelling Festival

1001 Friday Nights
ANDPVA Youth Leadership Team
Amina Alfred
Carol Ashton
Joan Bailey
Adwoa Badoe
The Backseat Balladeers
Maureen Belanger
Stéphanie Bénéteau
Pat Bisset
Jim Blake
John Campbell
Jeffrey Canton
Sandra Carpenter-Davis
Peter Chand
Rob Clutton
Peter Donaldson’s
Donna Dudinsky
Eddy Da Original One
Gail Fricker
Brian Hetherington
Lynda Howes
Beany John
Melvin John
Rosa John
The Katari Japanese Storytellers
Celia Lottridge
Lee Maracle
Dwayne Morgan
Andy Moro
Clare Muireann Murphy
Clare Nobbs
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program
Marylyn Peringer
Tim Posgate
Adrianna Prosser
Mutamba Rainos
Rico Rodriguez
Itah Sadu
Garry Sault 
Summi Siddiqui
Rubena Sinha
Dan Mary Lou Smoke
Goldie Spencer
Spirit Wind
Hildy Stollery
Diana Tso
Dienye Waboso
Phyllis Broom Walker
Michaela Washburn
Heather Whaley
Dan Yashinsky

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