Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival

2015 marks the 10th Annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival

A very big and special thank you goes out to all of our volunteers, supporters, performers, friends and families for 10 great years of storytelling!

The Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival features regional, national, and international tellers, and encompasses a School Program, Peace-building Workshops, and Public Events.

The goals of the Festival are:

  • To nurture the art of storytelling in Winnipeg
  • To promote youth voice as a critical skill for global citizenship
  • To promote the use of story-based approaches for peacemaking

2015 Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival

The Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival provides opportunities for students Grades 1-12 to see or participate in StoryShows (performances), StoryShops (workshops that promote student voices) and Student Forums (where students address social issues).

Programming for the Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival includes not only excellent regional storytellers, but also storytellers and performers from across Canada and all over the globe. The Festival is distinguished by its inclusion of Aboriginal, Deaf, French and human rights programming. For the past three years, the Festival has also included puppetry. All of these things considered, the festival is based on the belief that storytelling builds community and nurtures the development of young people.

This year, the 10th Annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival will take place May 6-9, 2015. In addition, the 4th Annual Dr. Philip Weiss Award for Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights Dinner and Presentation will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

The website for the 10th Annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival will be launched in March. For now, please feel free to browse the website of the 9th Annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival which took place in May 2014.

For more information on the Storytelling Festival, please contact
Dr. Jessica Senehi, Artistic Director | 204-474-7978 | Jessica_Senehi@umanitoba.ca