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

Workshop: From Folktales to Personal Stories

TALES Calgary Presents
Storytelling Workshop: 
From Folktales to Personal Stories

To Register for this workshop click HERE

Saturday, October 14
9:00 - 12:00 pm
Venue – Hillhurst United Church (1227 Kensington Close NW, Calgary, AB)

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

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
10:00pm10:00pm

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Teller Call- TALES Festival - Edmonton
Jan
20
11:30am11:30am

Teller Call- TALES Festival - Edmonton

TELLER CALL!

The TALES Storytelling Festival, in conjunction with the SC-CC 2017 conference team, invites proposals to tell at our evening concerts, May 26th and 27th.

 

Friday’s concert is titled “Canadian Spirits” and will (if the liquor commission approves!) feature spirit tasting. We welcome proposals for spirited stories of the paranormal variety.

 

Saturday’s concert is titled “Tales, Trails and Rails”. Our focus is on Canada and its history. 

 

You may apply for one or both. You may apply to tell in English or in French. 

 

Your proposal must give us specifics of the story you’d tell - a synopsis, the mood, the length, any special approaches. Stories should be no longer than 20 minutes. We like the variety of some short stories mixed in as well.

 

In addition to a description of your proposed story, please provide us with two story samples. They may be audio or video. Please limit the review time to 10 minutes. Please provide us with links, share via DropBox, or mail materials.

 

Deadline for receipt of materials is January 20th.  Please email applications to: Renee Englot  /   renee.englot@telusplanet.net

If you need to mail materials, Reneee's address is:

145 Grand Meadow Cres. 

Edmonton, AB

T6L 1X1

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Jan
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

TALES Calgary January Workshop and Tellaround

TALES Calgary will celebrate the New Year with a workshop and Tellaround on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Loft 112 (#112 535 8 Ave SE, Calgary). Workshop led by Mary Hays will start at 6:30 pm: "Storytelling with Vibrance." Tellaround hosted by Doreen Vanderstoop will follow at 7 pm on the theme "Gypsies and Vagabonds." Suggested donation for tellers and listeners: $5. Refreshments will be served.

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Emerging Storyteller Award- Closing Date December 15, 2016
Nov
10
to Dec 15

Emerging Storyteller Award- Closing Date December 15, 2016

STORYTELLERS OF CANADA - CONTEURS DU CANADA EMERGING STORYTELLER AWARD AND TALES SCHOLARSHIP

Our Emerging Storyteller Scholarship offers four months’ mentoring by an accomplished SC-CC teller, plus admission to our upcoming conference, plus up to $250 in expenses for attending the conference. To celebrate the award, the recipient will be invited to perform at one of the conference events and will receive a year’s membership in both SC-CC and TALES.

The candidate should be

·       already a storyteller or interested in the art of storytelling

·       between the ages of 18 and 35

·       living in the region where this year’s conference is being held (Alberta, 2017)

Closing date for applications: December 15, 2016

 

Please visit the members pages for more information and to apply using our online application form. If you are a non-member and would like to apply, please contact our Executive Secretary at scccexecsec@gmail.com

 

Submissions can also be made to the SCCC Conference 2017 Coordinator, Pearl-Ann Gooding atgoodtell@telusplanet.net  

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TAILS OF LANDLOCKED SEA CREATURES
Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

TAILS OF LANDLOCKED SEA CREATURES

Lovers of watery places sometimes find themselves landlocked on great dusty plains...
Minstrels, songstresses, and storytellers will perform tales of seafaring wanderers and mystical creatures all bound by the wonders of the sea.

Nordic Storyteller: Karen Gummo
Bard of the Canadian Shield: Linda Shantz-Keresztes

Vocalist Brittany Rae accompanies by Pianist Claire Butler
Percussion performed by Nathaniel Chiang

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"I See the Moon"
Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

"I See the Moon"

Do you have a story to tell about the moon?

Do you fancy an evening listening to stories about the moon?

 

TALES host Betty Hersberger invites tellers and listeners to LOFT 112 (#112, 535 – 8 Ave SE) for a TELLAROUND, a sharing of stories, factual or fanciful, about the moon!

Wednesday 12 October

7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

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!

TALES: The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling presents Tellarounds on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August).

For more information contact Doreen Vanderstoop at (403) 816-6002.

Refreshments will be served.

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Calgary- Stories Forged In Fire
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Calgary- Stories Forged In Fire

Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm. at ShelfLife Books, 1302-4th St. S.W. Storytelling for Adults -- Special Welcome to Fort McMurray Evacuees: OPEN MIC. Come and share your powerful story forged in fire, at this Tales Storycafe hosted by Maria Hopkins with TALES storytellers and folk musician, John Leeder. Call Maria 403.698.1818 or Cassy 403.283.9489

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TALES Calgary invites you to join us at out Tellaround: Tribute to the People of Fort McMurray
Sep
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

TALES Calgary invites you to join us at out Tellaround: Tribute to the People of Fort McMurray

We want to hear your stories forged in fire-- Come to listen; come to tell

 Wednesday September 14, 2016

 6:30 – 7:00 pm Come for a brief workshop Cassy Welburn (Introduction to Storytelling)

7:00 Tellaround withHost Maria Hopkins

Please note the upcoming events in September. TALES Story circles resume on Wednesday September 14th with a special Storytelling workshop and Tellaround devoted to the people of Fort McMurray and those stories Forged in Fire. Please join us at Loft 112 and share your stories as well as at our September Storycafe in ShelfLife Books later in September. Please consider joining us for both events and call Cassy Welburn or Maria Hopkins for further details.

 

 

TELLAROUND

TALES invites you to a special TELLAROUND: Tribute To The People of Fort McMurray. We want to hear your stories--wherever they were forged in fire. Come to listen or come to tell and learn the art of storytelling. Wednesday, September 14th at Loft 112 - 535-8 Ave. SE. at 6:30; Introduction to Storytelling Skills: with Cassy Welburn, followed at 7:00 pm with open Invitation to share your stories, hosted by Maria Hopkins. Call 403.698.1818 or 403.283.9489 www.talesalberta.org

Contact Maria Hopkins 403-698-1818 or Doreen Vanderstoop 403-816-6002

If you come for the Tellaround, then you may want to take part

in the Open Mic at TALES Story Café on September 28, 2016,  

at Shelf Life Books 1302 4th St SW as well.

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EDMONTON FRINGE: Brave and Free- Traditional Tales from Scotland
Aug
12
to Aug 19

EDMONTON FRINGE: Brave and Free- Traditional Tales from Scotland

  • Acadia Hall - Venue #10 (map)
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VENUE #10 - Acadia Hall

Join Scottish Storyteller Calum Lykan, as he introduces you to his Scotland. Hear mysterious and humorous tales of giants, selkies and tricksters. Where the kings and warriors of old step out from the mists of time.

August 12 -6:15 pm

August 13 - 12:15

August 14 - 10:30*

August 15 - 8:15pm

August 16 - 6:15 pm

August 18- 2:15 pm

August 18 - 4:30 pm

Adults $10

Students/Seniors $8

Runtime: 75 minutes

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Spine-Tingling Tales: The 6th Incarnation
Jul
3
8:30pm 8:30pm

Spine-Tingling Tales: The 6th Incarnation

For the sixth year straight, those who are ready for a hauntingly good time are invited to Edmonton's oldest and largest cemetery. On Sunday, July 3rd, five Alberta storytellers will treat you to a ghastly good time. In the solemn setting of the Edmonton cemetery, in front of the mausoleum, they will tell stories that will clutch at your heart, hold you in their icy grasp, and send you home shivering!

Arrive 20 minutes early so you can be safely ushered in. Bring your own seating, weather-appropriate clothing, and a flashlight. Please pay cash at the gate.

 

Admission $20 per person (cash at gate)

Tickets can reserved in advance by calling (780) 907-3231 or emailing spine-tingling-tales@shaw.ca

There is free parking (but no washrooms) on either side of the cemetery

www.spine-tingling-tales.com

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Votes for Women!
Jun
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Votes for Women!

Alberta has played host to some amazing women in its short history. The women who fought to extend the vote to women and those first women elected are characters in some powerful stories. Renée Englot, Bethany Ellis and the vocal group In Her Voice invite you to hear their stories, listen to their music, see their images and know their history.

 

Tickets $10 at the door

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Around the World in 80 Stories- TALES Storytelling Festival Edmonton
May
26
to May 29

Around the World in 80 Stories- TALES Storytelling Festival Edmonton

For 27 years, our TALES Storytelling Festival happened at Fort Edmonton Park. In 2015 we made a change. We’ve found a new home for the festival in Old Strathcona and were welcomed into the community with open arms and are so excited to be back!

The festival runs from May 26th – May 29th this year. There are free public performances on three stages for a wide variety of age groups on the Saturday. We also have our ticketed events – the Story Slam hosted by The Pint on Whyte and a Story and Song concert hosted by The Almanac on Whyte. Storytellers of all levels have opportunities to improve their skills with workshops held on the Sunday. There’s a special showcase of young tellers. The festival even goes off-site, visiting Edmonton and area schools. We’d love to see all our fellow Storyteller and Storyteller fans out at the festival this year! We are also always looking for volunteers to help us create a successful weekend and share the world of Storytelling to all Albertans. Please check our festival website for more details on the event and registration to be one of our amazing volunteers.

http://www.storyfestalberta.ca

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Wise and Wilful Women plus One- Calgary
Apr
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Wise and Wilful Women plus One- Calgary

Join us on a journey back to 1935 where Isabella Lougheed,
Nellie McClung and Mary Scott Widner are gathered for tea.
These women of adventure remember the earliest days in
Calgary and recount the trials and triumphs of their lives. They
are honoured by the presence of a Poet, who interweaves their
stories to illuminate the way to the future.

$10 suggested donation

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Story slam by the Fire Place- Strathcona
Apr
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Story slam by the Fire Place- Strathcona

  • Strathcona County Library, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park Canada (map)
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Story Slam by the Fireplace

Admission by donation
With proceeds going to the Strathcona County Library
Please reserve your seat by registering online www.sclibrary.ca or by phone 780-410-8600

Be part of an exciting competition featuring storytellers and audience members. 
Select members of the audience will judge the 5-minute spoken word stories.
This event is powered by The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling (TALES), Strathcona Chapter.

Sat Apr 2, 2016
7:00 - 8:45 pm
Fireplace, 
Strathcona County Library, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
 

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Words on the Doorstep- A celebration of  Strong Women for World Storytelling Day 2016
Mar
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Words on the Doorstep- A celebration of Strong Women for World Storytelling Day 2016

Story, Poetry, Verse and Song

Inspired by our late friend Orunamamu

    

If you find a feather, a soft and silky feather,

Don’t just look at it.  Pick it up.  Listen to it. Dream about it.  Wait and see what happens.

Every feather is a letter from a bird.

Those words were given to us by Orunamamu, our dear departed friend now gone from our sight but not forgotten. We remember the stories that she gave to us and her passion for spreading love through storytelling. 

Come to our concert in the beautiful sanctuary of Inglewood’s Lantern Church to hear performances by members of TALES Calgary at 7:30 pm on Friday March 18th where we will celebrate the vigor and vibrancy of community making modeled by Orunamamu. There will be a chance to listen, to play and to create as you tap and sway to the Brazilian Percussion beats of Bloco Vivo.

Listen to story and spoken word offered by the following performers:  Marie Bryce, Karen Gummo, Mary Hays, Betty Hersberger, Ginger Mullen, Jeff Stockton, Cassy Welburn and Sheri–D Wilson.  There will also be refreshments, a photo exhibit by Doug Wong, weaving time, and other creative fun.

Lantern Church – 1401 10th Avenue SE Calgary

Buy Tickets Now By Checking out our store

 

Show your tickets at Gravity Cafe in Inglewood before or after the show and receive 10% off your meal price!!

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Grace and Gusto, Tales of Spirited Women - Calgary
Mar
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Grace and Gusto, Tales of Spirited Women - Calgary

TALES joins together again with Pro Arts at Noon to celebrate 'Tales of Spirited Women' for World Storytelling Day 2016. Come on out to this amazing event. You will hear tales of myth, folklore, personal tales and spoken word poetry from the featured storytellers, Marie Bryce, Karen Gummo, Maria Hopkins and Scottish Storyteller Calum Lykan.

 

For more information contact Karen Gummo at karengummo@shaw.ca

'Mother Goose come say some words with me'

Blue eyed beauty, do your mother’s duty.
Brown eyed pickle pie, turn around and tell a lie.
Green eyed greedy guts, eat all the world up!
Eat all the world up,
Eat it. 
Eat it up!!

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Call Me Crazy- Tell Around Calgary- All are Welcome
Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Call Me Crazy- Tell Around Calgary- All are Welcome

Calgary Tell Around- March 9, 2016 Loft 112 7:00-8:45pm

Same Place, Same Time- Different theme

TALES CALGARY presents, Magic Story Cube: for interactive storytelling – host Gordon Churchill

Loft 112, 112 – 535 -8 Ave. SE

($5 donation)

March is a celebration of East Village stories at LOFT 112 so you can bring your stories of the East Village of Calgary. Come to listen or come to tell. Contact Gordon Churchill 403.730.2480 for more information.

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