Saturday 10 March 2012

World Storytelling Day - a global celebration of stories and storytelling #wsd2012

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night.

We've been celebrating WSD here in Newfoundland for a while now (listen to a recording of the 2007 concert here). This  year's event is being organized by Sharon King-Campbell, and will include storytelling for kids and for adults. Check here for more details.

Anyone, anywhere, can organize and host their own event. There is no charge to participate. Please use the WSD logo, designed by Swedish storyteller Mats Rhenman, free for storytelling events on March 20th.

To register your event, check out the World Storytelling Day website. If you are tweeting about your event, use the hashtag #WSD2012

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