Starting Your Storytelling Journey

Students who attended this virtual event discovered the magic of storytelling, how to bring characters to life, and how to turn historical events into an engaging story.

Posted November 26, 2021

What histories from your community do you think more Canadians should know about? How do you find stories that matter to you? How can you share stories about the past in engaging, powerful, and creative ways? These questions are at the heart of the #OurStoriesOurVoices program.

Canada’s National History Society hosted a virtual event to inspire students to turn their curiosity into inquiry and to use their voices to share the histories that matter to them through #OurStoriesOurVoices.

This event featured a presentation from Nancy Payne, editor of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids / Kayak : Navigue dans l’histoire du Canada. Nancy shared advice with young storytellers, including valuable insights on how to turn historical events and people into powerful stories and characters. Following her presentation, Nancy answered questions from the audience.

Starting Your Storytelling Journey was on December 7, 2021. Watch the live translation in French.

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