Stories and storytelling are a form of cultural expression in Black and Afro-Caribbean communities. Tales by Moonlight is a celebration and recognition of oral storytelling and sharing. Attendees will share stories in relation to the themes of Black History, Black experience, Blackness, and Black identity. Although not under the light of the moon, we are building a space of trust, release, validation, and joy. In order to achieve this, we would like to centre the voices and experiences of members of the Black community and we request that all performers should self-identify as Black or Afro-Caribbean. All are welcome to attend and share in space with the Black community.
Dr. Kristin Moriah (English Language and Literature, Queen’s University) will open the event, followed by an open mic for anyone interested in sharing stories. Spots for performers will be filled according to the order in which applications are received and the suitability of the applications given the proposed themes.
Accepted mediums of storytelling include: fictional and non-fictional first person stories; excerpts from books, articles, and other forms of media; spoken word and poetry; and songs. Performers and audience members will share in the creation of a space that is inclusive and supportive. No forms of discrimination will be tolerated.
If you would like to propose a performance please register via this web page.