|INTRODUCING JAN ANDREWS: 2009 Writer/Storyteller-in-Residence|
|Posted Monday, September 14, 2009 8:55 AM|
|ARE YOU A CREATIVE WRITER OR STORYTELLER?|
Need help with your writing or telling?
Overcoming a creative block?
Finding an audience?
Jan Andrews’ storytelling talents have been described as spellbinding, and she has a career track
record to match. She has toured her stories at festivals and concerts around Canada and the world. This
spring she toured A Book of Spells: A Storytelling Concert in Two Voices, in Ontario and the United
Kingdom. As well, she recently co–presented a three day master class for performance tellers as part of
the Storytellers of Canada–Conteurs du Canada Annual Conference, and was the headliner at the First
International Storytelling Festival in Tasmania, Australia. Andrews is known for her delivery of the Iliad,
the Odyssey, the Mahabharata and other epics, and she is often invited to perform stories at schools
where she works from her repertoire of traditional folk tales. In addition, Andrews has been a children’s
book author for 30 years and has been shortlisted for a number of awards including the Governor
General’s Literary Award. She’s also conducted workshops for and mentored writers of adult fiction.
Andrews has organized many arts events, including founding an organization that helps bring artists into
schools. She created and ran StorySave, a project of Storytellers of Canada that records elders in the
Canadian storytelling community. For more information about Jan, visit her website at
For help with your creative writing or storytelling, or to talk about oral
traditions or themes and potentials in folk literature, please
contact Jan anytime after September 28 at
or at 480-1067 to arrange a FREE one–on–one meeting with her.
Prospective writing candidates should submit a maximum of 20 written
pages in advance of meeting with Jan. Storytellers and others should submit
a one-page outline of their interests and concerns.
Improve your work with an accomplished author and storyteller!
Writers and tellers of all levels are welcome
|For more information, contact:|
Assistant to the Director
Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
Phone: (204) 480-1065