About the Festival

Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival
Storytelling on the Path to Peace

International festival du conte de Winnipeg
Se raconter une nouvelle histoire de paix

Now in its 13th year in 2018, the Festival features regional, national, and international tellers, and encompasses a School Program and Public Events.

Activities include:

  • French storytelling
  • Indigenous storytelling
  • Deaf storytelling
  • Human Rights Storytelling
  • Storytelling and peacemaking workshops
  • Puppetry

The Festival’s goals are to:

  • nurture the art of storytelling in Winnipeg
  • explore and promote storytelling for peacemaking
  • develop youth voice as a critical skill for democracy, global citizenship, peacemaking, and establishing and maintaining human rights and social justice.

Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice


The Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival is presented by the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice because storytelling is at the heart of peacemaking.

2018 Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival