7th Annual Art Gala EIGHTH ANNUAL UCCB STORYTELLING SYMPOSIUM May 21 and 22, 2004 Delta Sydney Friday, May 21 8:00-10:00 p.m. Storytelling by our presenters and others. Beatrice MacNeil will cap off the evening with a reading from her novel in progress. (Refreshments will be served) For your information, I am also including the schedule for the Symposium itself. Except for the presentation by Laura Simms presentation (no, not "our" Laura Syms!), you must be registered to attend this part of the program: Saturday, May 22 (Registration required for this day. Contact Afra Kavanagh at (902) 563-1431 or [log in to unmask]) RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE DAY: A TALL TALE TELLING COMPETITION ORGANIZED BY WAYNE MACKAY AND FRIENDS Beginnings and Endings 8:30 Brian Sturm, University of North Carolina, "The conundrums of Consciousness and the Power of Paradox: how story beginnings engage listeners." 8:55 Trinna Frever, Wayne State University, "Novella and caesura: Storytelling, Print Narratology, and the Defiance of Finality." 9:20 Michael Wilson, University of Glamorgan (Wales), "Befriending the Audience: The Performance of the Preamble." 9:45 Alex Pierce and Playwriting students, UCCB, "Structuring the story of the play." 10:10 Coffee Break 10:35 Michelle Witen, The University of Western Ontario, "The Art of Experience: The Creation of the Storyteller in Michael Ende's The Never Ending Story." 11:00 Richard Marchand, UCCB, "Beginnings and Endings: Tales of Female Orphans in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Children's Literature." 11:25 Louise Nichols, Universite de Moncton, "From salt to Nothing: Shakespeare's twist on the Beginning of an Old Tale." 11:50 Caren Neile, Florida Atlantic University, "The Circle Game: Frame Storytelling as a Multivalent Modality." 12:30- 1:30 Buffet lunch 1:30 Guest Speaker, open to the public Laura Simms, storyteller and author: "WHEN THE HEART BREAKS OPEN: Telling stories to empower, enrich and awaken the listener." Other issues in Storytelling: 2:15 Nancy D. Tolson, Illinois State University, "Give me Calgon and a Story and I'll Be All Right!" 2:40 Sana Kavanagh and Nadine LeFort, UCCB, "The Stories Place Tells." 3:05 Debrah (Pete) Richardson, Louisiana State University, "Performing Louisiana: The Marketing of a Cultural Identity." 3:30 Juice Break 3:45 Ray Chodzinski, Brock University, "Storytelling as an intervention strategy with bullies and victims." 4:30 Tanya Bird, University of Ottawa, "Shared Storytelling and Hopeful Vision in Tolkien's Creative Work." 5:00- 6:30 Break 6:30 Closing Dinner (Songs by Richard Burke; monologue by Ian MacDougall) 8:30 Christopher Smith, Texas Tech University, "Between Green Hedges and Ditches: Narrative and Allusion in a folk-recitation by Seamus Ennis." For more information visit : http://faculty.uccb.ca/afrak/storytelling/ ************************** NOTICE *************************** This footnote confirms that this email message has been swept for the presence of computer viruses. The message body and all the attachments have been checked using the Sophos Anti-Virus software and were found to be free from any known virus infections.