Epic - Story Cafe Calgary

Epic - Story Cafe Calgary

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Shelf Life Books
7 to 9 pm

Sometimes it's nice to settle back and lose yourself in a classic tale of epic proportions. That's what the September Storytelling Alberta Story Cafe is all about. We'll explore longer tales about amazing characters who take extraordinary trips and go on bigger than life adventures. Anne Cowling loves stories from around the globe but especially Russia. She'll tell us all about "Salt." Robin McClelland visits Ireland to present "Fiddlin' Tam and the Pookah." Mindy Woolcott takes us back to ancient times with "Odysseus and the Cyclops." Kirk Miles will ramp things up with some poetry and music. Classic tales and heroes - what more could a listener want?!

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Murder Mystery Event- Calgary Wednesday June 26th, 2019

Murder Mystery Event- Calgary Wednesday June 26th, 2019

For One Night Only, become a part of the Big Top World. Enter a world of fabulous freaks, exotic acts and mysterious management.

Join TALES for a unique storytelling experience and become a part of the story. You can become a character immersed in an intense world of illusion and intrigue. You must rely on your wit and intuition to find the killer before the grande finale.

Tickets are $25.00/person which will include you receiving a character package, delicious appetizers, an opportunity to win a prize for best dressed, best character depiction and super sleuth and so much more.

There are a limited amount of tickets so get them today and secure your spot by clicking HERE

Tickets will be sold up until one week before the event date.

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On the Road: Mishaps, Misadventures, Misdemeanours- Calgary Story Cafe

On the Road: Mishaps, Misadventures, Misdemeanours- Calgary Story Cafe

As Albertans, we know and love the mountains, the highways and biways that connect vast farmlands to bustling cities... the idea for this concert came after the host, Mindy Woolcott, sang 'road songs' with Vocal Latitudes, a local world choir. If song, then story. And stories that will unify us all in the common experience of being Albertans.

To learn more about the Calgary Story Cafe click HERE

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Real Drama! Real Life! Real Stories! In Strathcona at Common Ground Community Cafe (April 12, 2019)

Real Drama! Real Life! Real Stories! In Strathcona at Common Ground Community Cafe (April 12, 2019)

Real Drama! Real Life! Real Stories!

Date: Friday, Apr. 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration required, but free 

Registration:  https://www.sclibrary.ca/calendar
Entrance by donation

Location Common Ground Community Cafe

Check out our Events Page HERE

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Strathcona World Storytelling Day Event - FREE

Strathcona World Storytelling Day Event - FREE

Come to this cozy event celebrating World Storytelling Day with others around the world

Sunday, March 17 / 2:00 pm
Free
Registration: sclibrary.ca
Location: Baseline Village Library, 100, 100 Broadview Drive, Sherwood Park, AB

Share (or just listen to) stories of our forefathers: folktales, legends and myths of fire, home and spinning. 
This is an informal gathering powered by T.A.L.E.S Strathcona and the Strathcona County Library

For more information Check out our Events page HERE

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Fake News Live! Calgary Storycafe - January 30th

Fake News Live! Calgary Storycafe - January 30th

Fakes News is not new. From runners in ancient Egypt, town criers, broadsheets passed out in the street, or radio and tv signals to computer hackers, stories have shaped news. Never let a few facts get in the way of a great story! Come and test your skills at spotting the fakes!

Check out more about this event by clicking HERE

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4th Annual Chianti Dinner & "TALES from the Land of Robbie Burns" - EDMONTON

4th Annual Chianti Dinner & "TALES from the Land of Robbie Burns" - EDMONTON


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.

For more information please check out our EVENTS PAGE

Tickets Available HERE

or
Tickets available from Tix on the Square. Call 1-780-420-1757  

Questions: Please call Trudianne Dolman 780-905-4217

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CALGARY STORYTELLING CAFE: HOMECOMING- September 26th!

CALGARY STORYTELLING CAFE: HOMECOMING- September 26th!

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.

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TELLER and VOLUNTEER CALL FOR SPINE TINGLING TALES 2018! Edmonton Deadline May 18

TELLER and VOLUNTEER CALL FOR SPINE TINGLING TALES 2018! Edmonton Deadline May 18

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 tiedynamics@telus.net 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


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TALES of the Donkey - Story Cafe at Shelf Life Books in Calgary February 28

TALES of the Donkey - Story Cafe at Shelf Life Books in Calgary February 28

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.”

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Escape the Wash Day Blues:Stories about Daily Chores - April 26, 7:00pm Calgary

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

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TALES Calgary February Story Cafe

TALES Calgary February Story Cafe

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!

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

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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Teller Call for TALES Festival- Deadline January 20th

Teller Call for TALES Festival- Deadline January 20th

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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