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.


Friday November 3rd, 2017


or contact CommunityWorks

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


Monday May 15th, 2017

5:00pm  – Winnipeg Art Gallery
The incomparable storyteller Alanis Obomsawin is coming to Winnipeg to screen and discuss her 50th film with the National Film Board! Please join us at the WAG. The film, We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice, starts at 6pm. Reception with coffee and tea from Storm Catering and snacks from Feast Bistro begins at 5pm. Free and open to all.  

WE CAN’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE (Alanis Obomsawin, 2016, 2 h 43 min)
In this documentary, distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin focuses her lens on the landmark discrimination case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada in 2007. Obomsawin exposes injustices to the community by showing how the child and welfare services provided to them are vastly inferior to the services available to other Canadian children, while giving voice to the childcare workers at the heart of the battle.

Screening of digital stories on the theme of Home and Community

Friday May 12th, 2017

This event is the finale of a multi-media art project with participants from the West Broadway and St. Matthews Maryland communities. Participants shared personal stories of their experience of Home and Community (both its presence and absence) through oral and audio storytelling, pinhole and digital photography, stencil print-making, and digital storytelling.

The event will end with an invitation to the audience members to reflect on the theme of Home and Community – a theme that is so central in all of our lives.

Contes et chansons de notre monde

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

Pete Seeger’s “The Incompleat Folk Singer”

Friday May 5th, 2017

With Mark Hellman

Directed by Ross Deprez

Richardson Hall – At the Forks Market

Friday, May 5 – 8:00 pm (doors open 7pm)

Tickets: $20, $15 (seniors, students)

Under 12 free (accompanied by an adult)

At the door in advance: MCNally Robinson Books Online @ Brown Paper Tickets

Info/Contact: 250-634-3580 or

The Incompleat Folksinger by Pete Seeger

Workshop – The Art of Storytelling

Saturday April 29th, 2017

The Art of Storytelling with Rob Malo (

Fee – 100$ for both days of training (75$ for Day 1 only, 50$ for Day 2 only)

Location: Prairie Circus Arts Centre, we are gathering in the hall basement of the St.James the Assiniboine Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate, Winnipeg, MB (Very close to Portage and easy bus routes, easy parking on local streets)

Please contact to register since places are limited.

Storytelling Hour for All Ages

Saturday April 29th, 2017

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Storytelling Hour for All Ages
Ah kha too gheesh, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street
Bobby Norfolk | Sherry Norfolk | Jamie Oliviero | Dovie Thomason