“A tireless advocate for poets and for all literary and performing arts.” 
– Kelly Shiers, The Chronicle Herald

Shauntay Grant
is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has shared her blend of poetry and music internationally at festivals and events, and as Halifax's third Poet Laureate she organized Canada's first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate... (click here to read more)

 
Shauntay Grant on the cover of the 2014 Atlantic Summer Reading Guide.
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Thank You...

"'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding."  Alice Walker, author
 

from 'Up Home' with illustrator Susan Tooke


every word i've written
every story i've told
and all the roads
traveled
i've not near enough 
to express my thanks
for family, friends
students, supporters
colleagues, clients
mentors, muses...

to each of you:
my warmest gratitude

my deepest love

 

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Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival: Folk Steps Music Conference

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

 

Shauntay Grant curates and hosts the 2014 Folk Steps Music Conference at the 29th annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. This year's conference highlights African Nova Scotian folk traditions and features an exciting roster of artists including Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, North Preston gospel group The Sanctified Brothers, and members of Jamaica's Charles Town Maroon Drummers and Dancers.

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Singing Storytellers: The Lives, Music and Verbal Artistry of Bards in our World

Cape Breton University, Sydney, Cape Breton

 

Shauntay Grant presents her performance/lecture "Orality & Poetry: Cultivating Melody, Metre, and Memory in the Storytelling Body" at this international symposium presented by Cape Breton University and in partnership with Celtic Colours International Festival and CBC Cape Breton.

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Whitney Pier Welcome

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church Hall, 49 West Street, Sydney, Cape Breton

 

In conjunction with Cape Breton University’s Singing Storytellers International Conference, Celtic Colours welcomes artists Shauntay Grant, Julian Kytasty, Lillis Ó Laoire, Colin Grant and Mary Jane Lamond for an afternoon exploration of music and stories from Ukrainian, African Nova Scotian, Irish and Cape Breton traditions.

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