TALES (The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling) is a not-for-profit group who lives for the oral tradition of Storytelling. There are a variety of performances, concerts, story cafes and story circles. Something for everyone.
Thursday, January 24th, 2019, 5:30 to 9 p.m, Enjoy the cuisine of Old Strathcona’s Chianti Café & Restaurant and a Scottish Bard for this years Robbie Burns. Cost $55 + ticket fee, for everything except your drinks of choice.
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Tickets available from Tix on the Square. Call 1-780-420-1757
Questions: Please call Trudianne Dolman 780-905-4217
Ever want to hear a more female take on Homer's classic Odyssey? Hear Cathie Kernaghan share the voice of Athena as she guides the hapless hero, Odysseus, home from ten scary years fighting off monsters, temptations and the idiotic behaviour of his crew to finally arrive home at Ithica. Will wife Penelope and son Telemachus even recognize him? Or will they kill him, thinking he's the enemy? When will they ever learn? Killing isn't everything. Don't miss September 26th telling at ShelfLife, also with Cassy Welburn and Sheri-D Wilson, spoken word artist.
For the eighth year in a row, those who are ready to tell truly spine tingling and spooky stories are invited to submit proposals for the annual Spine Tingling Tales event at Edmonton’s oldest and largest cemetery. Standing on the steps of the mausoleum and telling scary stories is a storytelling experience you won’t soon forget! As usual, we are part of the Edmonton Historic Festival. The historic festival theme this year is food for those who like to be "on theme."
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 (Teller call/sound check 7:30!)
Event address: 11820-107 Avenue
Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 4 at 7 PM (Chosen tellers must attend this rehearsal. Out of town tellers may FaceTime in to perform their story for the group. This is an important part of ordering the stories for the show, so please mark both dates on your calendar should you apply.
If you would like to participate, and are available for the show and the rehearsal, Please send a proposal, including a synopsis of your story, to firstname.lastname@example.org BY May 18, 2018. If you are a NEW teller to STT, please submit a video or recording of yourself telling any genre of story as an audition, along with the synopsis of your chosen ghost story. NOTE: By the final rehearsal, stories need to time out at 15 minutes each.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We will also need volunteer ushers, ticket sellers and a sound person. Please email if you are interested in any of those positions!
Tellers from all over are welcome!
Yours in stories, Kerry McPhail
n researching what the wisdom of the donkey might be, Michael Newsom put out a challenge to colleagues in a variety of communities. Their words of wisdom will really make you think!
An Englishman in France takes up long hiking trips with a donkey for a companion and pack animal. He learns to accommodate to its famous stubbornness: “You tell a horse …but you need to ask a donkey.” According to a French expression: “A donkey pushes himself; he’s not pulled.”
TALES Calgary holds a srorycafe at ShelfLife Books on many topics, but this one is devoted to the women and men who are just plain tired of another round of daily chores. How to escape? Time worn ideas of a pint at the local pub, trickery, disguise or many other ways folk heroes have done this in the past will be considered. What's your escape? Come and find out Wednesday, April 26th at ShelfLife Books.Call Doreen Vanderstoop for more info at 403.816.6002 or www.talesalberta.org
Come one, come all to the TALES Calgary "O Canada" Story Cafe on Feb. 22, 2017 at Shelf Life Books (1302 4 St SW, Calgary, AB). Gordon Churchill talks bald chickens; Maria Crooks tells the poignant story of American slaves seeking refuge in Canada; Maria Hopkins shares her story of immigration from Poland to Canada; and, Betty Hersberger can't wait to tell us about a very young Nellie McClung. Doreen Vanderstoop hosts and you'll even have the chance to sing along to a couple of great, old Canadian tunes. Warm up your ears and your vocal chords. It's all about Canada, folks!
On March 18, 2017, TALES Calgary will celebrate Canada's 150 birthday in the oral storytelling tradition. Cassy Welburn will tell about the Metis Rebellion; Maria Crooks brings us the story of American slaves seeking refuge in Canada; Doreen Vanderstoop will give voice to Chinese rail workers on the CPR; Gordon Churchill will tell about his grandfather's foray into World War I; Betty Hersberger, as Nellie McClung, will describe the battle of the Famous Five; Carolyn Harley will treat us to her original songs about the Person's Case; Mary Hays will tell about nurses on the Prairies a long time ago; Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes will bring us the story of Tommy Prince, the most decorated Aboriginal soldier in World War II; Maria Hopkins will share her personal immigration story; and, our spoken work artist, Marie Bryce, will tie things up and give us an inkling of where Canada goes from here.
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