Dan Yashinsky has been a professional storyteller for almost 30 years. He is the recipient of a Toronto Book Award for Tales for an Unknown City and the author of The Storyteller at Fault. He founded the Toronto Festival of Storytelling, was one of the founders of the Storytellers School of Toronto and began the 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling in 1978, a weekly institution in Toronto that continues to this day, in spite of having passed the 1,001st night long ago. In 1999, he hosted "Talking Stick," a national radio show on CBC. That same year, he was the recipient of the Jane Jacobs Prize for making a valued contribution to Toronto's cultural life. Suddenly They Heard Footsteps: Storytelling For The 21st Century is his latest publication.
Festivals: 2005 (fall)