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11th Annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival

May 13, 2016 - May 14, 2016

The Mauro Centre is excited to present the Annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival!

Now in its 11th year, the Festival features regional, national, and international tellers, and encompasses a School Program and Public Events. Last year, more than 6,500 K-12 students participated in the school program – making it one of the largest festivals in Winnipeg!

Join us for our Public Program events – scroll down to see them all!

Visit the Festival website and Facebook events page for more information.

All public events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL! No tickets are required.

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM EVENT – Friday, May 13

Friday, May 13, 2016

7:00 pm – Colin Jackson Studio, Prairie Theatre Exchange (Portage Place)
Breaking Free  

With Chirine El Ansary

About the fraction of a second when one finds the power to break free. She evokes of a little girl she know for years who lived on the street in Cairo, Ôta Benga of the Human Zoos, Josephine Baker, and Harry Houdini. She re-imagines “snow white," challenging racialized ideals and introducing seven "street kids.”

Visit the Facebook event for more information

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM EVENTS AT THE CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS – Saturday, May 14

 Saturday, March 14, 2016

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Buhler Hall, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Deaf Storytelling for All Ages

David Burke (Winnipeg), Christopher Marc Welsh (Ontario)& Christine Spink-Mitchell (Winnipeg)

Interpreted for the hearing/Deaf. A wide-eyed puppet Duffy is up to the usual shenanigans. A lumberjack finds that some trees are different from others.

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Deaf Storytelling Events Poster

 

Saturday, March 14, 2016

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Buhler Hall, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
New Directions for Society in Regard to Signed Language
Dr. Samuel Supalla (University of Arizona) talks about innovative approaches for ASL language and bridging the gap between hearing and Deaf cultures.
Interpreted for the hearing/Deaf.

Visit the Facebook event for more information

Deaf Storytelling Events Poster

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM EVENTS AT THE MILLENNIUM LIBRARY – Saturday, May 14

 

Saturday, March 14, 2016

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Reading in the Round, 1st Floor, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street
Storytelling Hour for Young People

Sponsored by the Manitoba Storytelling Guild

 

Saturday, March 14, 2016

10:15 am to 11:45 am – Teen Central, 1st Floor, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street
ASL Workshop: Fully Understanding Stories Told in American Sign Language

In the context of analyzing the stories told in ASL, the various folklore and original literary pieces, Dr. Sam Supalla will emphasize an understanding of the technical aspects of the language being tapped to its full potential when it comes to telling stories. Perspective taking and eye gaze behavior are critical to following a story being told, for example. Rich use of classifiers is another example.

Visit the Facebook event for more information

Deaf Storytelling Events Poster

 

PROGRAMME PUBLIQUE – mardi au vendredi,  10-13 mai

SOIRÉE DE CONTES MÉTIS ET CANAYENS  

Des conteurs venus des quatres coins de la province partageront avec nous des contes mystérieux, historiques, comiques et fantastiques.

19h, le mardi 10 mai Fort Gibralter, Maison du Bourgeois, Saint-Boniface

19h, le mercredi 11 mai, Club les Blés D'Or, 1254, chemin Dawson, Lorette

19h, le vendredi 13 mai, Cabane à Sucre, Musée de Saint-Pierre-Jolys, Saint-Pierre-Jolys

GRATUIT! Réservez vos places au 233-ALLÔ (204-233-2556)

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MORE GREAT PUBLIC PROGRAM EVENTS – Saturday, May 14

Saturday, March 14, 2016

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street
INDIGENOUS STORYTELLING

With Kung Jaadee from British Columbia and Winnipeg storytellers Joe McLellan, Duncan Mercredi, James Queskekapow, and Brian Rice.

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Saturday, March 14, 2016

7:00 pm,  Fr. Jensen Theatre, Room 100, St. Paul’s College

70 Dysart Road, University of Manitoba, Free parking.
SATURDAY NIGHT STORYTELLING

Including Lashon Daley (California), Chirine El Ansary (Egypt), Kung Jaadee (British Columbia), Maureen Hetherington (Northern Ireland), Dr. Samuel Supalla (Arizona), Imani Scott (Georgia), Christopher Welsh (Ontario). Interpreted for the hearing/Deaf.

 

 

All Public Events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL! No tickets are required. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Location: Various Venues