World Storytelling Day will occur on March 20. The Durham Storytellers’ Executive will be working on a variety of venues shortly. Stay tuned for further info. The 2018 theme is Wise Fools. For more information, visit

Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates local, national and international storytelling. Preview weekend is from March 2 to 4 and the Main event is from March 19 to 25. For more details, visit                                 

Storytellers of Canada Annual Conference will be held at Trent University in Peterborough from July 4 to 8. This event occurs in a different province every year. Since it will be nearby, be sure to add it to your calendar. For further details, visit 


Annual Events
ANNUAL EVENTS: Please check for full details closer to the date.

World Storytelling Day an Annual Global Storytelling Event

March 20th (or there about)               

WSD 2018

Participants can log on to web site:  to tell  each other about their events in order to share stories and  inspiration, to learn from each other and create international  contacts.


Summi Siddiqui at Port Perry Villa. WSD 2015

 Marion Dell at Port Perry Villa  WSD 2015

Heather Whaley, Ajax Library School Visit  WSD 2015


Lucy Brennan at Blue Heron Books WSD 2012 



Irene Johnston, Nancy Bone, George Blake and Heather Whaley Brooklin Library WSD 2012 

Banner designs by Dianne Chandler WSD 2012


Kathleen Smyth, Doris Cherkas, Nancy Bone, Irene Johnston and Enid DeCoe at Traditions WSD 2012

For list of Participating Storytellers (click here)

 We gratefully thank all sponsors and particpants for their support in making World Storytelling Day 2012 a special event across Durham Region!

WSD 2012 Committee: Dianne Chandler, Doris Cherkas, Enid DeCoe, Marg Kropf and Heather Whaley




October (third week)

Summi Siddiqui, Enid Decoe, Heather Whaley, Irene Johnston,
Marg Kropf and Dianne Chandler


Food Bank and monetary donations greatly appreciated.



November 4th

CSN-SNC  is a time to gather for stories at the turn of the year, a companion event to World Storytelling Day in March.

The 6th Annual Canadian Storytelling Night

The theme for Canadian Storytelling Night – Soirée nationale du conte in

2017 is FEED THE FIRES: Stories That Warm Us     

  Let the Fur Fly! Teachings from the Animals St. Francis Centre, Ajax 2015.


 Kim Michele, Summi Siddiqui, Enid De Coe, Irene Johnston, Doris Cherkas, Kathleen Smyth & Heather Whaley

What's happening in Toronto? Storytellers of Toronto web site

The 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival runs March 2-4 and March 19-25.
Programming information will be available mid-September.

 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling


What are storytellers across Canada doing and where are the festivals and performances each month? Check Events on the main Storytellers of Canada website at  Editor: Heather Whaley

Our annual community service performance for children and families of Simcoe Hall Settlement House. Simcoe Hall Settlement House is a not-for-profit community resource centre dedicated, since 1935, to assisting less advantaged children, families and vulnerable adults . Please contact Heather Whaley if you wish to attend this event at 905 419-2174

World Storytelling Day is on March 20th. It is a global celebration  of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year near the  spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn  equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as  possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many  places as possible, during the same day and night.