Mar 02-25 2018
The Toronto Storytelling Festival is the second-oldest arts festival in Toronto. I ran the first one on April Fool's Day, 1979, just three years after TIFF began. I've always thought we have a lot in common with the film festival. Stories are mind-movies. As we listen to a storyteller we run our own images, voices, scenes. The storyteller provides the words but the listeners do the work of finding their own meaning in the tale, and then choosing to pass it on by word-of-mouth to the next listener.