Monthly Archives: September 2011

Esquimalt Children’s Festival 2011

October 1  from 10:30 – 1:30 At the Esquimalt Branch Library. Peg hasted, Faye Mogensen and Jennifer Ferris are telling.  

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Visit Jan’s Storytelling Club

Visit Jan’s Storytelling Club and enjoy a new podcast story about every two weeks. This is Jan’s effort to make traditional stories widely available in audio versions.  Downloads are free.

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Our Guild is a Garden

From TMAS June 2007                                                                                                                 (Published then and previously, written by Guild member, Marie Burgess.) Our guild is a garden. It has permanent plantings. Our newsletter and web page are birches that wave their branches in the breeze to catch members’ … Continue reading

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October Stories at Fern

Harvest Stories! The Victoria Storytellers Guild welcomes you to hear and tell stories. MONDAY, Oct. 17, doors open at 7:15 p.m., stories start at 7:30 p.m. 1831 Fern St.(Park on Begbie.) Admission: $5.00 Students $3.00 (includes tea and goodies) “For … Continue reading

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Jan Andrews Tells a Folk Tale from Wales

A Folk Tale from Wales

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September Stories at Fern Review

Our warm host on Monday evening, September 19, 2011 was Anne Forester. Margo McLaughlin provided gentle music on her Hang drum between stories.Jacquie Hunt led off with a Spanish story told in the first person so effectively that we felt … Continue reading

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The Forest Storytelling Festival

Fri, October 14, 12 noon – Sun, October 16, 12 noon Peninsula College, Port Angeles, Washington Awesome workshops and performances by leading American storytellers. For more information, please visit Forest Storytelling Festival Website.

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How Do You Learn a Story?

Learn your story not by heart, but with your heart! Traditional tales have been told for generations, each teller changing and adapting the tale to meet the needs of the time and the audience. Develop your own version of the … Continue reading

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How Do You Chose Which Story to Tell?

Many people find it easier to tell stories which have their roots in their own culture. Make this a starting point. However, if a particular culture holds a great deal of interest for you do not be afraid to explore … Continue reading

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Where do I Find A Story?

Stories can be found in books, magazines and newspapers, on the internet, radio and television. They lurk in our memories; there are stories all around us. Your local library is a good starting place.

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Why Do We Tell Stories?

We tell each other stories quite naturally as part of our everyday life. We need look no further for proof of this than the snatches of conversation overheard at work, at play, or on the bus. Telling stories gives us … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks of a Great Story

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On Good Taste

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How to Find a Great story

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The Building Blocks of a Great Story

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Storytellers Conference in Yellowknife, NWT

It was my great privilege to represent the Victoria Storytellers Guild (VSG) at the recent 19th Storytellers Conference in Yellowknife, NWT called Story North. Here are a few of the highlights. As the Air Canada flight began it’s decent into … Continue reading

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