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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”  G. K. Chesterton 

Story Slams

Story Slams are awesome!  Much like a poetry slam, except it features true stories, tall tales, fairy tales, ghost stories, whatever kind of story you like.  Each performer has 5 minutes to TELL a story in their own words (no reading, costumes, or musical accompaniments).  Judges are randomly selected from the audience to give a score to each story.  Highest score of the night takes home all the coinage collected from passing the hat.    These are raucous events, with stories cheered and judges sometimes booed. (Suitable for Ages 14 and up)

Do you need to be a professional storyteller? Oh no!  But you might need some help in learning how to do it.

In the Story Slam Workshop you will:

  • Learn how to find your story
  • Learn how to engage and connect with the audience
  • Learn exercises to loosen you up
  • Tell and receive feedback

This workshop will be limited to 10 participants in order for everyone to have a substantial amount of individual attention.

The Moonlit Road

The Moonlit Road

‘Keep to the path little one and don’t get lost.’ Follow me as I wend my way off the path to Hallowe’en tales and tunes. I promise to lead you back to the Moonlit Road safe and sound.

Get ready to be spooked by

Haunted houses and Ghosts,

And talking black cats,

Jack-of-the-Lantern

And spells that are cast! 

(60 minute program can be modified for your scary to not-so-scary needs)

Fun for children ages 5 to 12

World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day (March 20) (All ages)

A global celebration of the art of oral storytelling.  It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and create international contacts. (http://www.freewebs.com/worldstorytellingday/)

Themes:

2018 Wise Fools

2019 Myths, Legends, and Epics

Camp of Tales & Enchantment

Camp of Tales & Enchantment

It’s silly and crazy and funny and full of imagination!

Made up stories tall and true

Fairytales are thrown in too

With puppets, music, crafts and stones

And a Kazoo band in jazzy tones

 

The Camp is 5-sixty minute sessions ending with a big finish Kazoo Band Concert!

Each day we play with a mixed bag of tricks to learn stories, be they fairy, true or made up. On day 5 we wrap-up with a ‘Kazoo Band and Concert’ to showcase our talents.

Fun for ages 5 – 10

Space in each Camp is limited 

Fairytales from Far and Near

Fairytales from Far and Near

There are wizards, there be dragons, lofty royals, humble poor,

Otherworldly magic from the mountains to the moors,

The wisdom of the elders; watch for the number three

Fairytales crossed many lands o’er the centuries.

The beauty of Fairytales is that they are everlasting! From them we hear what dangers may lurk, what fear is, how to face it and how to overcome it. There are often humble beginnings and happy endings complete with true love and a castle. We learn to trust the guidance of wise old women and men even when they are disguised. We enter into a world of bravery and courage where good hearts triumph over evil. What’s not to love?

The folk and fairy tales I tell come from all around the world. They are bewitching, beguiling, witty and silly, scary and hilarious! (But not too scary if you don’t want them to be.)

Fun for ages 5 and up