Song of the Sea- Story Cafe Calgary
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Song of the Sea- Story Cafe Calgary

TALES Calgary presents, Song of the Sea, Wednesday, April 25 at ShelfLife Books, 1302-4 St. SW. Prepare to be immersed in a night of song and story as six performers bring to you their interpretation of the Song of the Sea. Doreen Vanderstoop, Leona Sudom, and Mary Hays will enchant you with stories of Selkies, Sirens and Sea Serpents. Jim Martin and Calum Lykan's performances will blow you out of the water. Singer James Prescott will delight you with shanties and ballads. $ 10 donation suggested at the door. Refreshments will be provided. Hosted by Mindy Woolcott and Leona Sudom.

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Calgary TellAround- Dreams and Nightmares
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Calgary TellAround- Dreams and Nightmares

Wednesday 11 April 2018
Loft 112 - 535 - 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
Do you have a tale to tell? . . . about a dream? . . . a nightmare?
Perhaps you just want to listen to the tales of others.
Join Maria Crooks as she invites tellers and listeners to share stories about Dreams and Nightmares, be they from the world of sleep, imagination or your own desires.
At a Tellaround, story lovers gather in a circle and take turns telling (not reading) polished stories or works in progress, fact or fantasy. First timers, professional tellers, listeners are all welcome!
Suggested donation for tellers and listeners: $5.00. Refreshments will be served.

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The Jester of Malahide Castle
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Jester of Malahide Castle

Join TALES Calgary on March 17 at 8 pm at Loft 112 (535 8th Avenue SE, Calgary) as we present storytelling with a twist. Ireland, 1525. Five tellers have gathered at Malahide Castle to compete to replace Lord and Lady Talbot's jester, Puck, who has been murdered. Refreshments served. Tickets ($25 each) are limited. Please pre-book by purchasing your tickets by clicking HERE or contact Doreen Vanderstoop for further information  dvanderstoop@gmail.com.

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Calgary TellAround - Eclipse
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Calgary TellAround - Eclipse

Listeners and Tellers are invited to gather in a circle and take turns sharing polished stories or works in progress where one will not eclipse another.
First timers, professional tellers and listeners are all welcome!
Suggested donation for tellers and listeners: $5.00
Refreshments will be served. 
For more information, please contact Maria at calmari@shaw.ca or Betty at north40stories@hotmail.com
Time: 7:00 – 9:00
Date: Wednesday 14 March
Location: Loft 112, 535 – 8th Avenue SE, Calgary

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Wisdom of the Donkey- Story Cafe Calgary
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Wisdom of the Donkey- Story Cafe Calgary

 Wednesday, February 28, at 7:00 pm, TALES Calgary presents, Wisdom of the Donkey, at Shelflife Books, 1302 - 4 St. SW, a Storycafe that provides a sojourn into understanding of the harmony of life. Michael Newsom hosts the evening, with performances by Lera Buxton, Lori Atkinson, Amanda Sawyer, Nicole Pun and Jim Martin. $10 suggested donation. Refreshments, enlightenment and entertainment! For more information all Cassy 403.283.9489 

$10 suggested donation

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TALES Celebrates Valentine's Day: Stories We Love - EDMONTON
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

TALES Celebrates Valentine's Day: Stories We Love - EDMONTON

Parkallen Community Hall, 6510- 111 street, Edmonton
Teller Host: Kathy Jessup
Celebrate Valentine's Day with heartwarming "Stories We Love." The TALES Tellaround welcomes both tellers and listeners. Short stories of all kinds are shared in the oral tradition, with a break for tea & nibblies. Start time is promptly at 7 pm. Bring indoor shoes and a mug!
Admission is FREE.

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For the Love of Story-TALES Calgary TellAround
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

For the Love of Story-TALES Calgary TellAround

TALES host Marie Bryce invites tellers and listeners to LOFT 112, 112 – 535 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
for a TELLAROUND, a sharing of stories from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Wednesday 14 February 2018.
What happens at a Tellaround? Story lovers gather in a circle and take turns telling (not reading) stories: polished pieces or works in progress.
First-time tellers, professional tellers, listeners: are all welcome! 
Suggested donation for tellers and listeners: $5.00
Refreshments will be served.
For information contact Maria Crooks (403-238-4111) or Betty Hersberger (403-690-9415).

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Back Alley Tales - Shelf Life Story Cafe
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Back Alley Tales - Shelf Life Story Cafe

I wonder what happens in your back alley? The irresistible Kilted Storyteller Calum Lykan and I will tell secret tales while percussionist Nathaniel Chiang offers us artful whispers, bangs, and squeals. This is an adapted version of the tour we gave through Sunnyside during Historic Calgary Week last July. This time Calum will transport you to secret corners of Edinburgh to meet the characters who have lurked there. I have been gathering up the fascinating life story of my husband’s grandmother Agnes Gummo. This formidable woman came to live with her family in the Alley behind 10th Street NW after surviving many difficult times in the Bow Valley corridor between 1917 and 1937. To quote Agnes, “I could tell you more...” Now is the time.

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It's All About Me- Calgary TellAround
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

It's All About Me- Calgary TellAround

TALES host Calum Lykan invites tellers and listeners to LOFT 112, 112 – 535 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
for a TELLAROUND, a sharing of stories from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Wednesday 10 January 2018.
What happens at a Tellaround? Story lovers gather in a circle and take turns telling (not reading) stories: polished pieces or works in progress.
First-timers tellers, professional tellers, listeners: are all welcome! 
Suggested donation for tellers and listeners: $5.00
Refreshments will be served.
For information contact Maria Crooks (403-238-4111) or Betty Hersberger (403-690-9415).

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Tellaround: Hanukkah: Season of Lights - Calgary
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tellaround: Hanukkah: Season of Lights - Calgary

ALES host Anne Goresht invites tellers and listeners to LOFT 112, 112 – 535 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
for a TELLAROUND, a sharing of stories about Hanukkah from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on December 13, 2017.
What happens at a Tellaround? Story lovers gather in a circle and take turns sharing polished stories or works in progress.
First timers, professional tellers and listeners are all welcome! 
Suggested donation for tellers and listeners: $5.00
Refreshments will be served.
For information contact Maria Crooks (403-238-4111) or Betty Hersberger (403-690-9415).

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ALASKA HIGHWAY ROAD SHOW- Kathy Jessup in Ottawa
Nov
25
2:00 PM14:00

ALASKA HIGHWAY ROAD SHOW- Kathy Jessup in Ottawa

The Alaska Highway Road Show is a touring celebration marking the occasion of the famous route's 75th anniversary. The show touches down in Ottawa this month for two performances at the Canadian War Museum. Admission is free but advance registration (Eventbrite) is required.

•Saturday, November 25th, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ALASKA HIGHWAY ROAD SHOW celebrates the Trail of '42 in story, song, and images. Allison Tubman, Bill Dolan, and TALES storyteller Kathy Jessup weave together research, family stories, music, artifacts and photographs to present an entertaining look back at the route's remarkable 75-year history. Audiences gain an appreciation of why the Alaska Highway has been called one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century, and why the truckers and those who've called it "home" over the years, share a special bond. FOR TICKETS visit:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-alaska-highway-road-show-tickets-39095908916?aff=es2

•Saturday, November 25th, 2017, 7:30 - 9:30 pm (with intermission)
ALASKA HIGHWAY DETOURS is a rollicking, interactive road trip celebrating the famous route's 75th anniversary. "Highway kids" Allison Tubman, Bill Dolan, and TALES storyteller Kathy Jessup are featured in this cafe-style evening of stories, music, photos, and artifacts. The show includes detours and side trips based on audience questions. Expect sharp turns, sudden stops, and amazing scenery along the way!
FOR TICKETS visit: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-alaska-highway-detours-tickets-39096571899?aff=es2

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Stephen Leacock Dinner Show: "My Discovery of the West"
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

Stephen Leacock Dinner Show: "My Discovery of the West"

 November 9th, Chianti Cafe: 10501- 82 ave, Edmonton. Doors open 5:30 pm /Dinner service 6:00 pm/ Showtime 6:20 pm, This touring tribute to the great Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock, features Ontario storytellers Paul Conway & Leslie Robbins Conway.Tickets are just $50 and include the show, delizioso 3-course Italian dinner, taxes, and gratuity! Seating is limited. No ticket sales at the door. Tickets available from Tix-on-the-Square: 780-420-1757 / www.tixonthesquare.ca, and from the Tix location at Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton.

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Tellaround: Canadian Storytelling Night Calgary
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Tellaround: Canadian Storytelling Night Calgary


Description: Join host ginger Mullen to celebrate Canadian Storytelling Night at a TALES story-circle, a sharing of tales, real or imagined, to celebrate Canada and its many storytellers. Canadian Storytelling Night is an opportunity to gather at the turn of the year when the nights grow longer and colder. Newcomers and experienced tellers are invited to tell their favorite, 5-10 minute, maple-flavoured (or any flavoured) story. Not ready to tell a story? Not to worry; every story needs a listener!

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Canada 150: Tales from the Living Tree - Calgary
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Canada 150: Tales from the Living Tree - Calgary

Celebrate Canada 150 with home-grown stories!! TALES Calgary hosts an evening of storytelling on Nov. 4th at 7 pm at the Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church (1308 Edmonton Trail NE). The show pays homage to Canada's foundation in the "living tree doctrine" which sees our Constitution as organic, broad and progressive to adapt to changing times. This doctrine has its origins in the Battle of the Famous Five for Personhood! The evening will feature stories about First Nations, immigrants, French Canadian culture, the Prairies and will include an original song by musician Carolyn Harley. Join us and help us say... Yay Canada!!

Purchase your Tickets here

Or at the door for $15 per individual or $40 for the family.

 

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Alaska Highway: Celebrating 75 Years - Strathcona County
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Alaska Highway: Celebrating 75 Years - Strathcona County

Dear TALES family and friends,

I am pleased to let you know our Kathy Jessup will be here (Sherwood Park)

and share her delightful stories and a few photos of the Alaska Highway history.
 

Please register each person attending: http://bit.ly/2vb2MuL

Kind Regards,

Sylvia

Event: Free of charge

Registration required: http://bit.ly/2vb2MuL

Alaska Highway: Celebrating 75 Years

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Register online, in person or call 780-410-8600Council ChambersBuilt during WWII, and called one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century, the Alaska Highway crosses through some of the most spectacular and rugged scenery in the world. Kathy Jessup has family roots tracing back to the road's earliest days. She'll take you on a journey of photos and tales that tell the highway&De

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Masks, Mirrors and Mysteries- Story Cafe Calgary
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Masks, Mirrors and Mysteries- Story Cafe Calgary

TALES Calgary presents a Mystery night Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at ShelfLife Books, 132 - 4 St. S.W. Calgary, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Host, Linda Shantz-Keresztes, and storytellers, Ginger Mullen and Cassy Welburn will be channelling the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe in stories of murder, mystery and intrigue. The Raven is calling. By donation (Suggested:$10) Call Cassy 403.283.9489 or talesalberta.org for more information. Refreshments and music to sooth the nerves.

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Workshop: From Folktales to Personal Stories
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: From Folktales to Personal Stories

 

To Register for this workshop click HERE
 

Discover how traditional folktales from the oral tradition can guide you in finding and telling your own original stories. Tell your story and hear others in the Tellaround, story sharing circle.  

This workshop is designed for all those interested in learning about the art of storytelling - teachers, preachers, young, old, yarn spinners and truth tellers!

Workshop Fee:
Hillhurst United Church Community – $10.00
TALES Members - $25.00
TALES Non-members - $40.00
To register and to pay for your TALES membership, visit www.talesalberta.org/store

Register by October 9, 2017

For information, call: Doreen Vanderstoop 403.816.6002 

Presenters:
Gord Churchill, Mary Hays and Doreen Vanderstoop are members of TALES (The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling).  
As storytellers, they celebrate the art of the oral tradition at Tellarounds, Story Cafes, story slams and storytelling concerts in seniors homes, in schools, in the garden and at the kitchen table!

 

To Register for this Event click HERE

 

 

 

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Tellaround: Death and Decay - Calgary
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tellaround: Death and Decay - Calgary

The Loft 112, 112 – 535 8th Avenue SE Calgary, AB 
Join us for a Tellaround: Story lovers gather in a circle and take turns sharing polished stories or works in progress. First timers, professional tellers and listeners are all welcome! 
At this month's Tellaround, host, Karen Gummo asks, "Do you see autumn as a time of endings or beginnings? Do you remember someone who has passed from this world to the next?" Karen invites us to share stories, factual or fanciful, of Beginnings and Endings.

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Stories of Migration
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Stories of Migration

 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm at ShelfLife Books, 1302 4 St. SW, Stories of Migration is a Storycafe with the participation of immigrants from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Moldavia, Cuba and Iran who share the rich experiences of journeying to Canada. With host, Maria Hopkins of TALES and musician, Carolyn Harley. Another chance to hear stories from Canada 150 celebrations.

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Tales on the Way
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Tales on the Way

Strolling and stories!! In partnership with the Federation of Calgary Communities and ActivateYYC, TALES Calgary is launching our 2017-18 storytelling season with a very special event on September 13 at 6:30 pm in Prince's Island Park. To register, send an email to talescalgary@gmail.com (please include name and best phone number). For more information, contact Doreen Vanderstoop at 403.816.6002 or Maria Hopkins at 403.698.1818.

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May Tellaround - Calgary
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

May Tellaround - Calgary

Join TALES Calgary for the May Tellaround "Uber Tales" on Wednesday May 10 at 7 pm at Loft 112. (#112 - 535 8 Ave SE, Calgary).

Everyone has a travel story!! Some tales might be adventures with Uber, taxis, road-trips, cruises, etc. which in one way or another was memorable. It might be a tale about an uber person in your life or favourite uber folktale character. Come prepared to listen or tell a story that is super surprising, super entertaining, super humorous, or just plain superuber.

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Escape the Wash Day Blues:Stories about Daily Chores
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Escape the Wash Day Blues:Stories about Daily Chores

TALES Calgary presents a Storycafe, Escape the Wash Day Blues, Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 pm. ShelfLife Books, 1302 - 4 St. SW. Come hear tales of how to escape from the dreadful chores of life or how to avoid them altogether! Tellers and musicians, Doreen Vanderstoop, Jan McLean, Mary Hays and Betty Hersberger will delight you with the clever and funny stories.

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TALES Calgary Tellaround: "Stir the Pot"
Apr
12
10:00 PM22:00

TALES Calgary Tellaround: "Stir the Pot"

Join TALES Calgary at our next TELLAROUND hosted by Mary Hays
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7 pm – 9 pm
Location: LOFT 112 (#112 - 535, 8 Ave SE Calgary)
Suggested Donation: $5.00
Refreshments will be served

Theme: Stir the Pot
Mix up a tasty story – good enough to fill you up!
Or stir the pot and serve up a little bit of trouble!
It’s your choice!

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APPLES FROM HEAVEN - World Storytelling Day Event Calgary with Pro Arts
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

APPLES FROM HEAVEN - World Storytelling Day Event Calgary with Pro Arts

 

Storytellers Calum Lykan and Karen Gummo will collaborate and improvise with composer and pianist Cheryl Cooney of Red Deer.  

Featured tales are: 

The Theft of Idun’s Apples a Viking Myth that tangles with immortality 

The Beautiful Heart – a tale gathered in an Edinburgh shop

These tales of transformation will be given new life with the power of the piano and the loving listening ears of an improvising composer.

 

March 22, 2017 at 12 noon

ProArts at Noon

Cathedral of the Redeemer

604 1 St SE Calgary

Admission by Donation

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WSD 2017 - "Canada 150: Stories That Transform a Nation" - Calgary
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

WSD 2017 - "Canada 150: Stories That Transform a Nation" - Calgary

Looking for a way to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday? Join TALES Calgary on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Hillhurst United Church for our celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial and the oral storytelling tradition. Storytellers, poets and musicians will come together to share stories about our nation's history and diversity.

For Tickets click HERE

$15 - Individuals

$40 - Families

Or call

Also receive 15% off any non-special meal at Side Street (1167 Kensington Crescent NW) when you show your receipt. 403-270-3880 (reservations recommended)

 

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Transformations - Calgary Tell Around
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Transformations - Calgary Tell Around

Do you have a story about change and transformation? Do you want to hear words transformed into
events? TALES Calgary host Gord Churchill invites tellers and listeners to LOFT 112 (112 – 535 8th Avenue SE, Calgary) on March 8th at 7:00 pm for a TELLAROUND – a sharing of stories, factual or fanciful – about transformations!

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TALES Calgary February Story Cafe
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

TALES Calgary February Story Cafe

Join us on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Shelf Life Books (1302 4 St SW, Calgary, AB) for “O Canada” - an evening of stories and music about our great nation and a sneak peek at the
TALES Canada 150 Concert. Suggested donation for the February Story Cafe: $10. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Doreen Vanderstoop at 403.816.6002.

For tickets and information on the TALES Calgary Concert to celebrate Canada 150, visit www.talesalberta.org/store or call 403.816.6002.

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TALES Calgary Tellaround: "Heroes"
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

TALES Calgary Tellaround: "Heroes"

On Wednesday, February 8th, the TALES Calgary Tellaround celebrates THE HERO in all its forms: fool, trickster, wise elder, innocent, or lucky schlemiel. Who is YOUR hero? Come to our story circle to share or to listen, 7:00 pm at Loft 112 (#112, 535 - 8 Ave SE) in Calgary's East Village. Host (and hero): Cassy Welburn. All welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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Winter TALES at Chianti Café - Edmonton
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Winter TALES at Chianti Café - Edmonton

Winter TALES at Chianti Café - January 26th, 2017 - 6 p.m.

Following last year’s success, TALES Edmonton is delighted to return with Winter TALES at Chianti Café in partnership with the popular ‘Ice on Whyte Festival.’  Tickets for this dinner-concert evening of tantalizing stories and delizioso Italian food are $50 each, including GST and gratuity. New this year: in time for holiday gift-giving, personal Gift Certificates; Reservations for table of six and those with mobility issues; Early Bird draw for complimentary tickets to a maximum refund value of two tickets –  draw date Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Step out of the cold and join us for an evening with storytellers that will help you forget that winter chill: Thursday, January 26, 2017; doors open 5:30 pm, concert at 6:00 pm, Chianti Café, 10501 82/Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona. Hint: concert sold out last  year!

 For the More Information see:

www.winter-tales-chianti.com 

or contact Stephanie sbenger@shaw.ca at 780.907.3231 or gailbrown4@shaw.ca

Featured storytellers: Bethany Ellis, Dawn Blue, Laura O’Connor and Renee Englot.

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