Stories to capture everyone’s heart and imagination were spun with masterful wonder at the annual Weaving Words: Sharon Temple Storytelling Festival on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
The Festival is a collaborative effort put on with the help of the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum, Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library, the East Gwillimbury Library, the Town of East Gwillimbury and other community partners. The vision of the Festival is to “share stories in order to better understand who we are and to open a window to the past, present and future for the entire community.” Its mission is “to promote literacy within our community and a new appreciation of York Region’s rich and diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through the art of storytelling.” (weavingwords.ca)
Pictured above are drummers from Shaw Percussion which opened the festival with a drumming circle, Newmarket storyteller Tim Greenwood who told stories from Stephen Leacock and Toronto Storyteller Rukhsana Khan who told stories from her childhood.
Storyteller and committee member Bruce Carmody commented, “The festival was a huge success: we heard a wide variety of wonderful stories from master storytellers across the province. Our audience grew considerably over the 2012 festival. Next year, we hope to make the festival even bigger!”
Photo credits: Bruce Carmody