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Producers from Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada's StorySave Program explore the rich lives and curious minds of Canada’s master storytellers.

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Producers from Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada's StorySave Program explore the rich lives and curious minds of Canada’s master storytellers.

    Balado Presents: Nonprofit Spotlight, ‘Storytellers of Canada’

    Balado Presents: Nonprofit Spotlight, ‘Storytellers of Canada’

    Episode Notes
    In this episode of Balado, we're sharing an interview from the podcast 'Nonprofit Spotlight', featuring StorySave’s own Selina Eisenberg. Selina, Co-Chair of the StorySave Committee, spoke with Tom Kelly about the profound art of oral storytelling and the work we do here at Storytellers of Canada and the StorySave Program.

    Nonprofit Spotlight, from Charity Auctions Today, illuminates the incredible work of nonprofit organizations from around the world.
    Learn more about Charity Auctions Today: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/
    Listen to more Nonprofit Spotlight episodes: https://open.spotify.com/show/37AlDtseuYuDDAlUy31WmL?si=22f94f028d194a9c

    Join the weekly online StorySwaps: https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/news/StorySwap_Canada_2023.html

    Technical production from Heather Whaley with support from Tamara Filyavich.

    • 40 min
    Tales and Trails through Cape Breton: A Conversation About Jim St. Clair

    Tales and Trails through Cape Breton: A Conversation About Jim St. Clair

    Episode Notes
    This episode is an edited version of our StorySave Listening Party (think book club, but for CDs!) on Jim

    St. Clair’s 2008 album ‘Stories of Cape Breton’. Host Cindy Campbell-Stone leads the group in a
    conversation about Jim, his album and his stories.

    Produced by Erin Beaubien, Cindy Campbell-Stone, and Heather Whaley. Technical production by
    Tamara Filyavich.

    Music: Niel Gow's 'Lament for the Death of his Second Wife'

    Purchase “Stories of Cape Breton” on our website
    Buy the digital album or listen to ‘Stories of Cape Breton’ on Bandcamp
    Watch Jim St. Clair’s Heritage Cape Breton interview

    • 25 min
    Telling and Tenderness in the Prairies: A Conversation About Marie Anne McLean

    Telling and Tenderness in the Prairies: A Conversation About Marie Anne McLean

    Episode Notes
    A GROUP DISCUSSION ABOUT MARIE ANNE MCLEAN’S ALBUM ‘STORIES FROM THE PRAIRIES’

    This episode is an edited version of our StorySave Listening Party (think book club, but for CDs!) on
    Marie Anne McLean’s 2009 album “Stories from the Prairies”. Host Kathy Jessup leads the group in a conversation about Marie Anne, her album and her stories.

    Produced by Erin Beaubien, Kathy Jessup, and Heather Whaley. Technical production by Tamara Filyavich. Music by Ian Tyson-Four Strong WInds-Acoustic Version.

    Correction April 24-2023: Marie Anne McLean resides in Red Deer, Alberta.

    Purchase ‘Stories from the Prairies’ CD by Marie Anne McLean on our website

    Buy the digital album or listen to ‘Stories from the Prairies’ on Bandcamp

    Watch Storytelling Alberta’s Tribute Tales with Marie Anne McLean ‘The Importance of Celebration’

    Find out more at https://balado-the-storysave-podcast.pinecast.co

    • 30 min
    Jan Andrews & Jennifer Cayley: What Are You Longing For?

    Jan Andrews & Jennifer Cayley: What Are You Longing For?

    Episode Notes
    When Jan Andrews died in September 2017, storytelling lost an enormous talent and champion. Widely-recognized as a storyteller who touched her audiences with the depth and power of her work, Jan was a committed member of the Canadian storytelling community.

    In this special episode of Balado: The StorySave Podcast, producer Marion Gruner visits Jan's partner, Jennifer Cayley at her and Jan's beautiful lakeside property, to talk about Jan, her life and work, and the folktales she loved which we can all learn something from.

    As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the StorySave Program that Jan founded, StorySave is also sharing a re-issued album of folktales recorded by Jan in the 1990's. Tales of Courage and Kindness is available now, on Bandcamp.

    This episode was produced by StorySave Program Manager and Producer, Marion Gruner

    About Jan Andrews
    Jan Andrews was an extraordinary teller and author, and StorySave was lucky to have recorded two albums of her work. Written in the Body in 2016, and Two Women of the Odyssey in 2014.

    Acclaimed for her powerful telling, Jan traveled extensively, telling stories at festivals and in concerts across Canada, in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. A committed member of the Canadian storytelling community, she was one of the first presidents of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada and founded the organization’s StorySave project. In 2017 she was appointed to the Order of Canada “for her contributions to Canadian culture as a children’s book author and as a pioneer of Canada’s storytelling movement.”

    Jan told everything from folktales to literary stories, from epic to personal tales. She was also the author of classic books for young people. Always a groundbreaker, she was the first Storyteller/Writer in Residence at the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba.

    When the Wind Came, one of Jan’s last storybooks, was posthumously published this year by Kids Can Press. You can find it at Indigo, Amazon and many other retailers.

    About Jennifer Cayley
    Jennifer Cayley has been a performance storyteller for more than three decades. While her repertoire includes literary, historical and personal stories, it is the traditional folk and fairy tales along with some of the world’s great epics that are the foundation of her work. She was, along with Jan Andrews, a co-founder of MASC where she is now thrilled to be on the artists’ roster. She has worked on the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Education roster, with Prologue to the Performing Arts, and the TD Canada Trust Canadian Children’s Book Week Tour.

    Jennifer has toured with Jan Andrews to Rome, Australia, Wales, USA and southern Ontario; appearing at festivals across Canada and in Hawaii, and has made regular appearances at the Ottawa Storytellers’ Signature Series, telling some of the great epics of the world at Rasputin’s Café, the National Arts Centre and best of all on the shores of Taylor Lake in Lanark Co.

    Find out more at https://balado-the-storysave-podcast.pinecast.co

    Oro Anahory-Librowicz – La chaîne de transmission

    Oro Anahory-Librowicz – La chaîne de transmission

    Oro Anahory-Librowicz: The Chain of Transmission

    Oro Anahory-Librowicz: The Chain of Transmission

    Episode Notes
    With the release of her gorgeous new storytelling album, Being Born Is a Miracle, Oro talks about memory, exile and the jewish oral tradition that has inspired her all her life.

    Hosted by Selina Eisenberg
    Produced by Marion Gruner
    Technical production by Amanda Klang

    • 24 min

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