Resources and Links

This page offers a guide to some of the local and national resources available to Guild members.

Joyce Birch Memorial Library at theUniversity of Winnipeg’s Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures. Joyce Birch was a nationally honoured teacher/librarian, a charter member of Stone Soup Storytellers, and a well-loved and respected storyteller. When she died in 2007, her library was donated to the Manitoba Storytelling Guild for the use of its members.

The Magic of One has been presenting concerts that fuse storytelling with music since 2003.

Mary Louise Chown, a Winnipeg-based storyteller, musician and visual artist, keeps you posted on many of the local storytelling activities in the province.

Author, storyteller and folklorist Kay Stone is a member of Stone Soup Storytellers, Eldertales, Earthstory and the Manitoba Storytelling Guild.

Justin Jaron Lewis is a storyteller, co-coordinator of the Judaic Studies Program, and host of house concerts in Winnipeg.

Storytellers of Canada is the national storytelling organization that promotes storytelling activities in all regions of Canada.

Check out the new website includeing the new Radio Station feature:

The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba hosts a storyteller or writer in residence each fall and winter academic term. The storytellers and writers offer workshops, mentoring and sometimes performances in the community. For more information check their website at:


The Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival is held in May each year, featuring international and regional storytellers at venues throughout Winnipeg.