Gatherings & Events

The Manitoba Storytelling Guild promotes storytelling events, workshops, performances, concerts, festivals and gatherings throughout Manitoba.

Note: The owl symbol beside an event indicates that it is sponsored or endorsed by the Manitoba Storytelling Guild.

Membership Gala!

Friday November 17th, 2017
MSG Event

Please join the Manitoba Storytelling Guild/Conteurs Du Manitoba for our 2017 Annual Storytelling Gala.

We welcome storytellers and lovers of stories into the circle to share and listen to personal stories and stories passed on by our ancestors.
Oral storytelling is at the heart of our gatherings. But you can come and tell a story through any voice – music, dance, you name it. Just come and join the circle.

Listen, Tell, Enjoy a Coffee and Dessert

Date: Nov.17, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Doors Open 6:30 pm
Place: McBeth House
31 McBeth Street, Winnipeg
Suggested Donation: $20
Bring along your favorite Potluck Dessert
For more information; Contact:


Friday November 3rd, 2017


or contact CommunityWorks


Saturday October 28th, 2017
A writer’s life in poetry, prose, and drama. That’s what will be featured this month in Brandon at “Coming to My Senses: A Tribute to Laurie Block.”
The English & Creative Writing Literary Exchange at Brandon University pays tribute to beloved Brandon writer and storyteller Laurie Block at a special reading of his work Oct. 28.
Friends, family, and colleagues will read from Block’s expansive body of work that spans four decades. The award-winning author will be in attendance to meet with his audience.
The tribute will take place at the Gathering Space in the John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University on Saturday, October 28, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. The event is free, and all are
welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Dale Lakevold at or Bruce Sarbit at

Stone Soup

Friday October 27th, 2017
MSG Event

Friday October 27, 6:30 pm : Stone Soup Storytellers at The Strong Badger Cafe : “A Storytelling Gathering”


Stories of Identity: Reaching the untapped histories in your Classroom

Friday October 27th, 2017

Stories of Identity: Reaching the untapped histories in your Classroom
Date: Friday October 27th Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Bergthal Schoolhouse, Neubergthal, MB.
Cost: $135, includes lunch

Robin Neustaeter 204.327.6438

Registration limited to 20 participants


FIREFLY House Concert

Friday October 27th, 2017

FIREFLY is having a house concert
“Stories and Songs for the Turning of the Year”

Where: River Hills Farm & Apiary
When: Oct 27, 7:30
Why? Because it’s Halloween
Cost: $15, includes refreshments

FIREFLY is: Shannon Shewchuk, songs, guitar, keyboard
and Mary Louise Chown, stories, hammer dulcimer, drum

to reserve a spot, call 348 7540, or email me at

Storytelling in the Round

Sunday October 22nd, 2017
MSG Event

The Manitoba Storytelling Guild in partnership with the

Millennium Library presents Storytelling in the Round on
Sunday afternoons. For Families. Free. Drop in.

Ah kha koo gheesh (Children’s Area)
251 Donald Street
Sundays, 2-3 pm

The Manitoba Storytelling Guild supports and promotes the art of
oral storytelling throughout Manitoba. For more information about
membership and events, visit or

October 22: Kent Suss & Matthew Havens

Stone Soup

Friday September 22nd, 2017
MSG Event

Special guest Mathew Havens. The theme will be “Transition” and it will be held at the Strong Badger Coffee House from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Storytellers & Writers in Performance

Tuesday August 29th, 2017

 Tuesday, August 29 from 6:00–9:00 pm

MTYP, #2 Forks Market Rd.

Storytellers and writers often find themselves in performance situations that require articulation, projection and communication skills. Self-confidence and self-assurance are essential to get the work across to an audience. This workshop gives people a chance to practice performance skills in a supportive environment in order to make their work accessible. Traditional and contemporary stories are all around us. They educate, reflect the world and carry us through time. This workshop will create the opportunity to share all kinds of stories. It will provide a forum to tell, read, listen and discuss as well as practical assistance in expression and articulation.


Facilitator: Sue Proctor M.A. has performed as a mime, clown and storyteller for over thirty years. She has taught drama to all ages and abilities, written and directed community productions and developed many original pieces using puppets and clown. Sue has performed at festivals and cabarets across Canada. Sue currently teaches with Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Association for Community Living Winnipeg and the Manitoba Artist in the Schools Program.


Fee: $45

For more info or to register contact

At the Heart of the Matter – Personal Storytelling in a Digital World

Wednesday July 12th, 2017

Register for this workshop