World Storytelling Day ~ Isle of Story Festival Launch
Celebrate World Storytelling Day & the launch of the 2nd annual Isle of Story Festival (May 1-5, 2018)
This afternoon event will feature stories from coal miners as well as newcomers to Cape Breton, and music from Ken Chisholm and Jordan Musycsyn. A video of the Mi’kmaq Creation Story, as told by Stephen Augustine, will be shown. This year’s Isle of Story Festival’s Distinguished Storyteller will be revealed. The Local Immigration Partnership and New Dawn’s Immigration Centre will announce a new storytelling initiative. The schedule of events for the 2018 Isle of Story Festival will also be announced.
The Isle of Story Festival is a celebration of storytelling that highlights the past, present, and future of storytelling in Cape Breton. The goal of the Festival is to celebrate storytelling as an indispensable component of Cape Breton and Canadian culture.
CBC Main Street will broadcast live from the event. Everyone welcome!
The Isle of Story Festival has been made possible by a collaboration of local organizations, including Cape Breton Magazine, the Cape Breton Regional Library, Cape Breton University’s Beaton Institute, the Centre for Sound Communities – CBU, Membertou Heritage Park, and Parks Canada. Support to make these events possible has been received from Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Communities Culture & Heritage, Membertou Governance, and Storytellers of Canada.