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Date: April 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 am  to  10:00 pm

Storytelling is a house with many rooms. Great local, national, and international storytelles share their tales in intimate and beautiful spaces throughout Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Featuring Andy Jones (Newfoundland), Nick Hennessey (England), Stéphanie Bénéteau (Québec), Heidi Dahlsveen (Norway), Karima Amin USA), Ron Evans (BC), Kung Jaadee (Haida Gwaii), Michael Pestel (USA), plus “from-here” tellers Lorne Brown, Celia Lottridge, Marylyn Peringer, Bob Barton, Leslie Ogilvie, Brad Woods, and more.  A rich celebration of the arts of voice and story, featuring immersive Virtual Reality stories, two-hour First Nations and Norse myths, bird-listening walkabouts, a Liars’ Contest, a complete telling of Tristan and Ysolde, and stories from three of Toronto’s renowned storytelling elders.

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11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Storytelling: a film by Kay Armatage.  Michael Pestel Walkabout with nose-flutes and bird-machine (will move outdoors).
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Story Exchanges.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Storytellers discuss their recently-published books.
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM  Andy Jones, Karima Amin Newfoundland Jack meets African-American Brer Rabbit. Stéphanie Bénéteau Tristan and Ysolde. Bob Barton, Heidi Dahlsveen, Kung Jaadee:  Northern Stories, part 1 – with stories from Norse tradition, Haida Gwaii, and around the world. Brad Woods on his  storytelling trip to Lesotho.Brian Walsh: Magic in Celtic Storytelling, and Celtic Storytelling as Magic.
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Still Telling the Endless Tale: Celia, Lorne and Marylyn: Lorne BrownCelia LottridgeMarylyn Peringer – pioneers of the Canadian storytelling movement – turned eighty last year. They have been honoured by Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada as the Toronto tellers for the national StorySave project. They share their favourite true stories, tall tales, folktales, and songs. Bob Barton, Heidi Dahlsveen, Kung Jaadee Northern Stories, part 2. Virtual Reality Storytelling: Experience a selection of VR stories and learn about new ways of narrating. In partnership with FIVARS Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories.
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM – 5:30 PM Ron Evans Tenth Brother and the Thunder Beings. Nick Hennessey, Lorne Brown Ballads and Stories. Red Suspenders Liars’ Contest (in memory of Dennis Mann).
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Break
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Andy Jones, Heidi Dahlsveen, Nick Hennessey, Leslie Ogilvie: Storytellers in Concert.