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.

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

Wednesday July 12th, 2017

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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

Saturday Night Storytelling

Saturday April 29th, 2017

The grand closing event of the 2017 Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival is an experience not to be missed!

Join us Saturday, April 29 as we welcome Storytellers from around the world:

This event is free and open to all. No ticket is required. Interpreted for the hearing/Deaf.

For information about these and other events, please call the Mauro Centre at 204-474-7273 or email

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

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.

A Professional Development Opportunity

Friday April 7th, 2017
MSG Event

A Professional Development Opportunity from the Manitoba Storytelling Guild/Conteurs du Manitoba and the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice

Giving Voice to our Stories: Giving Shape to our World

Friday, April 7, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Hanley Hall, St Paul’s College, U of M
Tickets $55, $40 for members, students, seniors
A light lunch will be provided.

What is this workshop about?
This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to:
· Learn about 3 art-based approaches to helping people tell stories from their lived experience;
· Explore ways of using personal stories to support individual, social, and political change.

Art Forms/Presenters
Digital Storytelling: Frances Ravinsky Community Works
Transformative Theatre: Sarasvati Productions
The Story Circle: Marc Kuly, University of Winnipeg, Faculty of Education

The workshop includes time for a facilitated discussion on how to integrate art-based story work into our service delivery and our social change efforts.

Who is this workshop for?
Social Service & Health Providers, Educators
Oral history researchers, Settlement workers
Artists & Storytellers, Community Development Workers


World Storytelling Day

Sunday March 19th, 2017
MSG Event

Come celebrate World Storytelling Day with “Stories of Transformation”

Sunday, March 19, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

At Charisma Restaurant, 83 Sherbrook

Tickets $35

$30 for members, students & seniors

Special guests Melanee Deschambeault, Sarah London and Johanna Burdon from Sarasvati Transformative Theatre.

Enjoy an Indian buffet with vegetarian and gluten free options in good company while listening to original, thought provoking stories.

World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day