This year the Vancouver Storytellers partner with the Ukrainian community for World Storytelling Day on March 25, 2007 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Centre, 3150 Ash St. in Vancouver.
There's lots to see and do!
1-3 p.m. - workshop on Ukrainian Minstrels at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Natalie Kononenko, Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography at the University of Alberta.
4 p.m. - humour workshop by a New York storyteller Bob Reiser
4 p.m. - Childrens concert featuring Danny Evanishen telling several Ukrainian folk tales
5:30 p.m. - Yarmarok (marketplace) and Edibles by INdulgences
7:00 p.m. - Adult concert featuring Stefan Petelycky with his real-life collections of life in UPA leading up to his capture by the Nazis during WWII. (In Ukrainian, and re-told in English by Bowen Island storyteller Doreen Giesbrecht.)
In the yarmarok there will be books and CDs by the various storytellers, including Danny with his folk tale collections. I'll be there with Stefan hawking copies of Kobzar's Children: A Century of Untold Ukrainian Stories. This is a good time to get a copy if you haven't yet, as you can get it autographed by all three BC contributors.
More information and printed materials can be found here.