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Date: March 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 am  to  7:00 pm

A festival tradition, Storytelling at the Gladstone is a one-day celebration of Toronto’s storytellers, yarnspinners, oral poets, and narrative explorers.  Featuring wondertales, untold Canadian histories, stories of demons, wolves, white snakes, Japanese ghosts, and escaping California.

$20 at the door at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West

TIME Melody Bar Ballroom
10:30 AM Stories, of Course: Featuring stories told by students from Storytelling Toronto’s courses. Tellers include Kathleen Smyth, Susan Boucard, Taejin Han, Susan Hartman, Kait Taylor, Dave Willow, Heejoo Yoon. Hosted by instructors Celia Lottridge, Lynda Howes, and Marylyn Peringer.
11:30 AM Break
12:00 PM Candle Lantern Tales from the Ottawa Valley: Norman Perrin spins yarns from Black Bay Road. Entreat Me Not to Leave You: Eden Nameri tells the Story of Naomi and Ruth
12:30 PM Wolves, Really: Carol Leigh Wehking tells stories based on real happenings with wolves.
1:00 PM How My Father Put a Down-Payment on a Fire Engine: Anna Kerz. Grandpas with Gumption: Diane Halpin tells stories of the Great Depression from her grandfathers’ experience.
1:30 PM The Measure of a Moment: Judy Caulfield and Mary McCullum Baldasaro examine how our lives are measured and influenced across time.
2:00 PM Ling-Ling, late again Ling: Bernice Hune
tells how Ling tries to redress Canada’s
history with her hopes for a baby.
The Fabric of Our Lives: York Storytelling Guild brings true stories about cloth, clothes and closet finds.
2:30 PM A Little Ghostly Pleasure: Jeffrey Canton tells spooky stories from Old Japan.
3:00 PM The Skillful Huntsman: Ruth Danziger brings a story from Dorothea Viehmann, who told it to the Brothers Grimm. Into the Storm: Lynn Torrie tells of Christy Ann Morrison’s fateful Great Lakes voyage.
3:30 PM The Power of Spells: Michelle Tocher tells stories of spells made and spells broken, joined by Nicole Arends. Myths From Ancient Civilizations: Sarah Abusarar and Harriet Xanthakos bring tales of two queens – one from the Arab world and one from Greece.
4:00 PM Break
4:30 PM White Snakes and Green Leaves: Hugh Cotton sets the White Snake and the Three Snake Leaves in Iron Age England. No More S#%&!: Operation Soap Revisited:  Jeffrey Canton, Rico Rodriguez, Marcus Peterson tell stories of a seminal moment in queer history in Toronto and in Canada.
5:00 PM Overcoming Demons: Bob Sherman tells Tove Jansson’s story of a woman forced to face her worst fear.
5:30 PM Escaping California:  The bullies of Sage Tyrtle‘s childhood had no idea they were creating a small but determined superhero. Mere Mortals Cheating Death: Meryl Arbing, Diane Bosman, Donna Dudinsky with songs and tales  about what happens when death enters the story.
6:00 PM The Flying Horse of Earthdom: Dawne Mcfarlane, Sam and Joe McFarlane Dent bring a story from legendary Scottish traveller storyteller Duncan Williamson.
6:30 PM Kites, Bikes, and Butterflies: Soozi Schlanger – 3 songs woven with 3 stories.