Category Archives: Bits and Pieces

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Change in Grant Programs from Canada Council

On January 20th , the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) announced significant changes. While details will be announced later this year, the general plan includes a massive consolidation, from 142 current grant programs (governed by 108 policies), to fewer … Continue reading

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October News

Many thanks to members who faithfully described the stories told at past Stories at Fern. These write ups are still available. Fear not! Although we are no longer providing these, we will continue to keep you up to date on … Continue reading

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March 2012 at Fern

Forming part of our Tree Festival and being just one day ahead of  World Story Telling Day, the March meeting was nothing short of phenomenal in the stories presented and the fine example of spontaneous collaboration – setting up for … Continue reading

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February 2012 Stories at Fern

With the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day still upon us Shirley Routliffe hosted an evening of stories in which love and honour were well represented. Jennifer Ferris opened the meeting with her story of “Lazy Jack”, a dreamer, who  produced … Continue reading

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Poem for Six Voices by Janna

We are the storytellers. Tellers of fable, of myth and legend, of folk and epic tale. We tell in song, in prose and rhyme, in gesture and mime. We are the listeners, ears to the ground. Stories come writhing out … Continue reading

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Call for tellers – 2012 EPIC STORYTELLING WEEKEND

Listener, tellers… hear the call!For the past several years, a small group has gathered to breathe life into epic tales from around the world. We’ve traveled from Russia through China to India and Persia to Ghana, Guatamala and beyond. This … Continue reading

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January 2012 Blog

Katherine McGinnis, the Guild’s talented stage setter, not only “cosied up” the seating for our first gathering of the year, but played the roles of  host, warmly welcoming newcomers, and that of storyteller as she closed the evening.    Chile … Continue reading

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December Stories at Fern

Presiding over a very full house, Sylvia Olsen hosted our December meeting.  After giving a warm welcome to a good number of newcomers, she managed some last minute shuffles of the story roster with good cheer as nine tellers made … Continue reading

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Stories at Fern November 21, 2011

Hosted by Patricia Houston, the November 21st meeting was a cornucopia of fairytales told with verve and skill that kept bringing the house down.  Patricia started the meeting by giving newcomers a brief history of the Guild and Pat Carfra … Continue reading

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Times Colonist Article on Storytelling

Check out the article on Guild member Michael Kusugak in the times Colonist. Shoshanah is also quoted in the article.

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