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 ====== Alice Elizabeth Kane ====== ====== Alice Elizabeth Kane ======
  
-b. April 18, 1908, Belfast, Ireland; d. May 30, 2003, Toronto, ON\\ +b. Apr. 18, 1908, Belfast, Ireland; d. May 30, 2003, Toronto, ON\\
  
 ===== Education: ===== ===== Education: =====
  
-** **BA 1930 (McGill); Diploma in Librarianship 1933 (Toronto); BLS 1941 (Toronto) +** **BA 1930 (McGill); Diploma in Librarianship 1933 (Toronto); BLS 1941 (Toronto)
 ===== Positions: ===== ===== Positions: =====
  
-1930-1973 ​ Toronto Public Library: Boys and Girls House, Dufferin-St. Clair, Riverdale, Queen and Lisgar , and Danforth Branches, Head, Parkdale Branch\\ +1930-1973 Toronto Public Library: Boys and Girls House, Dufferin-St. Clair, Riverdale, Queen and Lisgar , and Danforth Branches, Head, Parkdale Branch\\ 
-1965-1973 ​ In charge of story-telling in Boys and Girls in-service training programme, Toronto Public Library\\ +1965-1973 In charge of story-telling in Boys and Girls in-service training programme, Toronto Public Library\\ 
-1969-1972 ​ Taught story telling, Summer School, University of New Brunswick in Fredericton,​ NB\\ +1969-1972 Taught story telling, Summer School, University of New Brunswick in Fredericton,​ NB\\ 
-1965-1974 ​ Visiting Lecturerat the Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Toronto\\ +1965-1974 Visiting Lecturerat the Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Toronto\\ 
-1979  Taught the first course ever offered by the Storytellers School of Toronto, which she helped to found\\+1979 Taught the first course ever offered by the Storytellers School of Toronto, which she helped to found\\
  
 ===== Publications:​ ===== ===== Publications:​ =====
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 ===== Comments: ===== ===== Comments: =====
  
-"Alice Kane is the best storyteller in North America, if not the English-speaking world." ​-- Edith Fowke\\+"Alice Kane is the best storyteller in North America, if not the English-speaking world." ​– Edith Fowke\\
  
 “Internationally recognized as a storyteller of spell-binding effect and folklorist of international stature. Her background as a native of Ulster, combined with her prodigious memory, enabled her to become a teller of the great, long and intricately wonder-tales of Celtic tradition. She told those tales with spell-binding effect never failing to move her audiences profoundly while she implicitly Instructed them in depth, meaning and magic of oral culture. “ Kane was a primary figure in the revitalization of storytelling that led to the establishment of the Toronto Storytellers School and the city's famed storytelling festival. A former librarian in the Toronto Public Library, Kane has done more than any other Canadian to foster and resuscitate oral literature. At the time of the awarding her D.Litt, in lieu of a convocation address, Rita Cox, protege of the 90-year old Kane, told one of Kane's favourite stories."​\\ “Internationally recognized as a storyteller of spell-binding effect and folklorist of international stature. Her background as a native of Ulster, combined with her prodigious memory, enabled her to become a teller of the great, long and intricately wonder-tales of Celtic tradition. She told those tales with spell-binding effect never failing to move her audiences profoundly while she implicitly Instructed them in depth, meaning and magic of oral culture. “ Kane was a primary figure in the revitalization of storytelling that led to the establishment of the Toronto Storytellers School and the city's famed storytelling festival. A former librarian in the Toronto Public Library, Kane has done more than any other Canadian to foster and resuscitate oral literature. At the time of the awarding her D.Litt, in lieu of a convocation address, Rita Cox, protege of the 90-year old Kane, told one of Kane's favourite stories."​\\
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