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  • Pearl-Ann Gooding – April 27, 2024

    Please join us at 7:30 pm on April 27, 2024 at 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map) for a special storytelling concert by Pearl-Ann Gooding. Come travel with Pearl-Ann as she discovers that home is really where the story begins!  Sometimes the worst experiences make the best stories … or so she tries to…

  • Stories at Fern – June 10, 2024

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map), and bring a friend! Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid their…

  • Stories at Fern – May 20, 2024

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map) , and bring a friend! Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid…

  • Stories at Fern – April 15, 2024

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map), and bring a friend! Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid their…

  • Stories at Fern – March 18, 2024

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid their dues – thank you…

  • Stories at Fern – February 19, 2024

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid their dues – thank you…

  • Stories at Fern – January 15, 2024

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid their dues – thank you…

  • Stories at Fern – December 11, 2023

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid their dues – thank you…

  • Stories at Fern – November 20, 2023

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid their dues – thank you…

  • 2024 Duncan Showroom series

    In the winter of 2024, storytellers from up and down the island are coming together at the Duncan Showroom for a short series. You can attend in-person at 131 Station Street, or join the live-stream at showtime at this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/DuncanShowroom/live Tickets by donation, with a suggested price of $15-$20 April 28 at 2pm –…

  • Stories at Fern – October 16, 2023

    Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30. Admission is free for members who have paid their dues – thank you…

  • September 19, 2022: Seeking harmony

    Seeking harmony is always worthwhile on a large or small scale! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern is our regular monthly meeting. Admission is…

  • October 17, 2022: Paw prints

    Who let the dogs out?? Please join us to find out, at this hybrid Stories at Fern! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern is…

  • November 21, 2022: Hearth and Home

    Pull up a chair and warm yourself at our fire at this hybrid Stories at Fern! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern is our…

  • December 12, 2022: Stories of Light and Dark

    Tis the season to explore stories of Light and Dark! Please join us at this hybrid Stories at Fern. Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at…

  • January 16, 2023: Beginnings & Endings

    Come usher in the new year with our intrepid host, Pat Carfra for this hybrid Stories at Fern! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern…

  • February 20, 2023: Fin & feather

    Is it a bird? Is it a fish? Come find out in this hybrid Stories at Fern! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern is…

  • March 20, 2023: Luck of the Irish

    Sure and begorra, its time to get your shamrock on for this hybrid Stories at Fern! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern is our…

  • April 17, 2023: Mis-heard, mistook, mislaid

    We’ll be sure to send you a reminder for this hybrid Stories at Fern! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern is our regular monthly…

  • May 15, 2023: Folk tales

    We are featuring a mix of young and experienced tellers at this hybrid Stories at Fern! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern is our…

  • June 12, 2023: Jack stories

    What is Jack up to now? Let’s find out at this hybrid Stories at Fern! Those who want to attend in person, please come to 1831 Fern St in Victoria (see map). Those who want to attend virtually, can register on the link below. The show starts at 7:30 Stories at Fern is our regular…

  • Ivan Coyote In Concert and Workshop

    Coming May 2019! Ivan Coyote! The Victoria Storytellers’ Guild is excited to present Ivan Coyote, the award-winning Canadian author and internationally acclaimed storyteller and presenter.  Ivan’s stories are inspiring, filled with Ivan’s generous heart, humour and humanity. Ivan Coyote in Concert: An Evening of Storytelling:  May 29th                                                                                         7:30 pm at the Belfry theatre, $25, https://tickets.belfry.bc.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1083…

  • “It’s all in the Kilt” – The Stories of Scottish Teller Calum Lykan

    “There is just something about storyteller Calum Lykan. Call it charm, charisma or the x-factor, he has that intangible ne sais quoi that makes you want to listen to him for hours.” February 25th 7:30 pm – at Fern St – $15

  • Desserts & Storytelling

  • Peg Hastead – Box of Snakes

  • Peg Hastead

    A Box of Snakes

  • A Sample Story for You to Tell

    Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky shares one of many folklore stories that you could use.

  • West Shore Summer Speaker Series

  • Have We Got a Story to Tell: Domesticated

    “Did I ever tell you about the time…” Helmcken House is filled with stories. And for this Have we got a story to tell, we’ll be adding some new ones to the mix. Each room of the house will be animated with domestic storytelling of everyday magic and mishap. On this BC Day, in partnership with the…

  • House Concert with Mary Dessein – Storyteller/Harpist

                                 Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 1:30 pm Mary has been a storyteller and musician for 19 years and the host of Global Griot, a weekly radio program of stories and music from around the world for 14 years. She will be…

  • World Storytelling Day 2013

    This year’s theme for World Storytelling Day is Fortune and Fate. The regular March Meeting of Stories at Fern will be dedicated to this theme.

  • June 2012 Stories at Fern

    The final story session of the winter/spring season was hosted by Lee Porteous who brought together a truly outstanding group of tellers including four prizewinning school girls who delivered their stories with confidence, flawless memory  and delightful ways of drawing in their audience. Meghan Scott – winner of this year’s storytelling book prize presented by…

  • Victoria Proclaims Mar 20 World Storytelling Day

    The VSG is proud of its participation in World Storytelling Day 2012. Jennifer Ferris and her WSD team arranged for the city to declare March 20th World Storytelling Day!  Events were held on 18 and 19 March.

  • Next Stories at Fern – 19 March 2012

    Celebrate Stories! Special World Storytelling Day Evening The Victoria Storytellers Guild welcomes you to hear and tell stories. MONDAY, February 20, 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) If you would like to tell a story please contact…

  • Next Stories at Fern 20 February 2012

    Celebrate Stories! The Victoria Storytellers Guild welcomes you to hear and tell stories. MONDAY, February 20, 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) If you would like to tell a story please contact  Shirley Routliffe.  sroutliffe@shaw.ca   For…

  • World Storytelling Day 2012

    Check out all of the details by clicking on World Storytelling day on our main menu.

  • WORLD STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

    WORLD   STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: Celebrate Trees in Story and Song Victoria Storytellers’ Guild and partners are joining tellers around the world to celebrate World Storytelling Day with a World Storytelling Festival March 18 – 20, 2012. Read on for information about concerts and community outreach. Three great concerts: March 18, 2012 – First Metropolitan United, Quadra…

  • Tree Stories at Fern

    Monday, March 19, 2012 Tree Stories at Fern at 1831 Fern Street. Doors open at 7:15pm and telling begins at 7:30. For information: ferris.stories@shaw.ca

  • The Practice of Story: Building Community in a Storytelling Circle

    The Practice of Story: Building Community in a Storytelling Circle – (Nov) TAEA2660 Date: Weds, Nov. 2, 16 , 30, Dec 14, 2011 Facilitator: Margo McLoughlin www.margostoryteller.net Length: 4 evenings Times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Cost: $80 + applicable taxes The Practice of Story: Building Community in a Storytelling Circle In this four-part course, gifted storyteller…

  • 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’ attention. Our Fern Street meetings and our Rootcellar are oaks that support and spread the…

  • 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 people who love to tell stories, For people who love to listen, For people of…

  • 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.

  • 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 tales from that culture. Many storytellers advise starting with Folktales, Myths and Legends which have…

  • 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 the opportunity to express emotion and to use our imaginations with a freedom no other…

  • VSG ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC Sunday August 7, 2011

    The countdown is on towards the VSG annual summer picnic for Guild members and their guests. WHERE? The home of Andrea and Richard, 3910 Finnerty Road (We’re about 150 yards from UVIC. (250 294 5790) WHEN? August 7, Sunday, from 3-7pm. ROUGH PLAN: 3-4 PM: Relax and chat in the garden, Walk through Haro Woods…

  • VSG ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC Sunday August 7, 2011

    The countdown is on towards the VSG annual summer picnic for Guild members and their guests. WHERE? The home of Andrea and Richard, 3910 Finnerty Road (We’re about 150 yards from UVIC. (250 294 5790) WHEN? August 7, Sunday, from 3-7pm. ROUGH PLAN: 3-4 PM: Relax and chat in the garden, Walk through Haro Woods…

  • VSG Founder Barbara Hutcheson Passes Away

    Storytelling in Victoria and the establishment of the Victoria Storytellers Guild began thanks to the work of Barbara Hutcheson and Margaret Toakley. They were senior in the Central Library’s Children’s Department. Twenty-two years ago they brought in tellers ‘from away’ for performances and workshops. The first to come were Nan Gregory and Melanie Ray. Those who…

  • 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 Yellowknife one could see large snow covered areas and it was apparent we had arrived…

  • June Stories at Fern

    Our host, Dianne Gilliland, who presided over a full house and a full slate of tellers, opened with a surprise poem setting a fine example of humour and good storytelling before introducing the first teller of the evening. Lee Porteous’ Chinese tale, “The Living Queen,” showed virtue rewarded by the Goddess Kuan Yin and along…

  • Kim Weitkamp featured in Monday Magazine

    Check out the good news about Kim Weitkamp’s concert Penny Candy Love on Saturday June 4 featured in Monday Magazine. A big enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the show. Kim was amazing!