Local storyteller gets elected

A resident of Qualicum Beach was just elected President of the Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC)

Marva Blackmore is excited to take on the presidency of this prestigious national storytelling organization which functions as the national representative for those involved in maintaining and practicing the oral tradition of storytelling. For the last 23 years SC-CC’s mandate is to connect people, reflect culture and inspire discovery through the art of Storytelling. Blackmore has been a member of this organization since 2001 and has served on the organization’s executive board as secretary and vice-president.

A professional, performing storyteller for over 20 years, Blackmore has been organizing Tales for the Telling, Stories for Adults, at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville since 2012.  She will continue these shows this October, giving her them a national focus this year. Blackmore has also been active with the Around Town Tellers in Nanaimo and was one of the founding members of the Mid-Island StoryTellers in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area.

 

—Submitted by Marva Blackmore/News Staff

 

 

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