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TD StoryJam Family Storytelling Day
Sunday, March 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Mark your calendar for March 24th!
The Toronto Storytelling Festival is taking over the Toronto Reference Library for a full day of free family storytelling, with folktales from around the world, national and international guests, and lots of storytelling activities throughout the Toronto Reference Library.
Drop by anytime to participate in ongoing activities on the main floor:
- Face painting: The amazing Ilyan Balicki returns to the festival with his face-paint artistry.
- Creative Workshop: Kensington Market’s legendary Red Pepper Spectacle Arts invites you to make story-related figures, objects, buttons, and banners.
- African Riddle Contest: Come and swap your favourite riddles with Moyo Mutamba, a storyteller and mbira-player from Zimbabwe, and his riddle-master son Kuda.
- José Brown Designs: José is a clothing designer and appliqué artist. Her work is unique, one of a kind wearable art. Her designs are a blend of colours, patterns and images that have meaning. Each garment has a story to tell.
Head over to the TD Gallery or join the audience in the Atrium for amazing storytellers from many nations:
- 11 am-12 pm: Teddy Bear Picnic. Children are invited to bring their teddy bears for a rollicking time with storytellers Sally Jaeger, Carol Ashton and Mariella Bertelli.
- 12-1 pm: Just Enuff. Storytellers who also work with the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program tell stories they love. With Sarah Abusarar, Ruth Danziger, Lynda Howes, Leeya Solomon and Megan Williams.
- 12:30-1:15 pm: Old English Stories with Hugh Cotton; tales of enormous boars, walking trees, wood spirits and idle good-for-nothings.
- 1-1:30 pm: Wee Folk Tales from Scotland and Ireland with Donald Smith.
- 1:30-2pm: Scottish Traveller Tales from around the campfire with Jess Smith.
- 1:30-2 pm: Stories from the Yukon with Sharon Shorty.
- 2-2:30 pm: Traditional Tales from India with Peter Chand.
- 2:15-2:45 pm: First Nations Stories with Ron Evans.
- 2:30-3 pm: Highland Myths and Legends from Scotland with Seoras Macpherson.
- 3-3:30 pm: French Canadian Folktales with Marylyn Peringer & Favourite Tales from the Storytent with Donna Dudinsky
- 3:30-4 pm: Stories from the Yukon with Sharon Shorty.
The Little Paper is very proud to partner with the Toronto Storytelling Festival to help bring families to this wonderful, international free event!
A vibrant part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival – find all the storytelling events for young families right here!