North Shore Storytelling Project



The North Shore Welcoming Action Committee presents:
The North Shore Storytelling Project

What’s Your Story?
Storytelling helps us understand ourselves and others.
We are super excited to partner with the NSWAC to offer this workshop, which will bring together the North Shore’s immigrant and refugee community to tell their stories of coming to Canada. We’ll be offering free training to participants who want to learn new communication and presentation skills and have lots of fun. And the community will benefit by gaining awareness of the value that newcomers bring to the North Shore.

Who Should Participate?
To participate in the project, you must be:

  • A North Shore resident
  • An immigrant or refugee
  • Able to speak English at an intermediate or advanced level
  • Able to participate in 12 hours of training, and at least 2 public performances over the next 10 months
  • Willing to have your performance video recorded and distributed via social media and other media

What’s the Next Step?
Information Sessions for potential storytellers are being held:

  • Wednesday, July 10th, 7-8:30pm in the G. Paul Singh Room, 3rd floor of the Library
  • Thursday, July 11th, 7-8:30pm in the Children’s Programming Room, 1st floor of the Library

Then What?
Storytellers selected to participate will be trained by Naomi Steinberg, an experienced storyteller, coach, and Executive Director of the Vancouver Society for Storytelling. Naomi has a passion for storytelling. She makes learning to tell stories fun and inspiring.
Following their training, storytellers will share their stories at community events throughout the North Shore.

For more information, visit our events calendar.



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