Two of the BC authors of Kobzar's Children, Danny Evanishen and Steve Petelycky, will be among the storytellers at Vancouver's World Storytelling Day 2007. The theme is The Wanderer.
Dr. Natalie Kononenko, Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography at the University of Alberta will be giving a workshop on Ukrainian Minstrels, and will also have her excellent book, Ukrainian Minstrels: And the Blind Shall Sing, available for purchase and autograph.
The event will be held on March 25, 2007 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Centre, 3150 Ash St. Vancouver, starting at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Kononenko's workshop.
Danny will be telling several Ukrainian folktales during the Children's Concert (beginning at 4 p.m.). During the evening Adults' Concert, at 7 p.m., Steve will recall his real-life experiences with UPA leading up to his imprisonment at Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps. He will be telling in Ukrainian, with a "team teller" providing the English version.
There will be copies of Kobzar's Children available for sale along with books and CDs of the event's various storytellers. More information in this e-zine and at this website.