Scheduled for the first weekend in June (June 5 and 6, 2009) in the city of Sydney on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, this symposium combines an evening of storytelling followed by a day of papers about storytelling. As a celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, this year's focus is on the sky and the stars and the stories, myths and legends they have generated in world cultures.
The 13th Annual CBU Storytelling Symposium invites both storytellers and scholars of the story to submit proposals for papers or offers to tell stories that are about the many ways humans have engaged in describing or interpreting stars and constellations, and the very sky that appears to house them.
As always, papers on storytelling as an art, or as used in a variety of disciplines and texts, are welcome, as are papers dealing with the theory and criticism of the genre. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009.  Proponents will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by February 15, 2009.

To participate with a paper, please send, electronically or by mail, a one- page proposal (or a completed paper) for a 20-minute presentation (to an audience of academics and tellers). To tell a story, please write a note offering to tell (to a mixed audience of academics, storytellers and the general public) including a short history of your involvement in storytelling.

Proposals and letters should be addressed to:

Prof. Afra Kavanagh, Symposium coordinator
Cape Breton University 
P. O. Box 5300
Sydney, Nova Scotia 
B1P 6L2 
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Phone: 902-563 1431


Sent, on behalf of Afra Kavanagh, by:

Laura R. Syms, MLS

Business and Data Services Librarian

Library, Cape Breton University

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