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.
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
Event: Free of charge
Registration required: http://bit.ly/2vb2MuL
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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Featured storytellers: Bethany Ellis, Dawn Blue, Laura O’Connor and Renee Englot.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to mail materials, Reneee's address is:
145 Grand Meadow Cres.
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.
We approach the darkest days of the year knowing that changes are coming. What do we find in the night sky on these long nights? What kind of surprises linger and appear there? Listen to and/or share wild discoveries in the group on Wednesday, December 14th 7 pm at Loft 112.
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 email@example.com
Submissions can also be made to the SCCC Conference 2017 Coordinator, Pearl-Ann Gooding firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Runtime: 75 minutes
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)
There is free parking (but no washrooms) on either side of the cemetery
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
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.
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