Featuring: Carol Farkas
Committed Teller; Advocate; Strong Soul
Carol Farkas left many memories on and off stage. We only wish there were more hints of what she did as a storyteller online. A couple pictures there and a partial video there. What could be figured out is that she was from Abington, Pennsylvania and made her way eventually to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She did advocate for the Ottawa stories to be collected and told.
As she was connected with the 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling, there was an ode to her that hinted as the types of stories she loved to tell: Ethiopian tales.
She did write an article referenced at on the “Memories into Stories” projects by the Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada. When trying to view the hyperlinked article, the page was no longer found. Carol article is entitled “The Use of Folktales in Healing.” Anyone know how or where this can be found now?
She could surprise people in her energy and willingness to serve despite facing different health challenges.
At least her likes on Facebook showed what she was passionate about: Books Over Borders; Canadian Storytelling Day/Journe’e nationale due conte; Eve Goldberg; Flying Cloud Folk Club; HOOPOE Books (literacy for Afghanistan, books for Pakistan); Our Horizon; Save High Park Zoo; and Storywyse.
Yet, it was important to feature Carol and have her name be read again and her voice heard. So despite the lack of information, we know that not all is held online. It would be so helpful if you or someone you knew could enlighten us more about Carol Farkas.
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You can see more details on Carol Farkas with the Story Artists Memorial.
The video below is only a few minutes long due to memory running out on the device. However, we will still cherish hearing her voice and seeing her on stage.
Do you know a Story Artist who has passed on and want others to remember them? Memories? Pictures? You can submit names and memories of Story Artists who have passed on through our online form.
I appreciate Carol Farkas for the time she dedicated to the art as well as to storytelling organization such as the Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada. I need to know her better. I look forward to seeing her after this time and learning more.
Carol Farkas still has a story. You have a story. We all have stories.