PostedOctober 22, 2018
You will hear one or two good stories and take part in a number of participatory exercises that will help you discover yourself as a teller. As well there will be information about how to get started and where to find good stories. While the workshop will be based in traditional material, it will help you grow as a teller no matter what kind of material you want to tell.
A morning for discovering some great stories, for finding out about what makes them great, and to learn a bit about how you might be a great storyteller yourself.
Bring open ears, hearts and minds (along with a snack!) for all the energy you will need to fuel this grand adventure.
Email your name, contact info, and complete E-Transfer to:
Phone Robin at 613-273-9195 for in-person booking and payment.
Ellis Lynn Duschenes is a founder of the Ottawa Storytellers and has been telling for at least three decades. As well as being an exceptionally skillful teller, she is a passionate listener. Traditional folk and fairy tales along with ancient epic and myth are the foundation of her storytelling work. When she was an elementary school teacher, Ellis Lynn’s classroom was always alive with stories of every kind.
Jennifer Cayley has been telling stories across Canada and beyond, for more than a quarter century. Her repertoire includes traditional, epic, literary, historical and personal material. Jennifer believes passionately that stories, especially the old traditional ones, are important to all of us as we struggle to understand the shape and meaning of our lives.
Westport is a beautiful small town so just navigate towards us and you can’t miss the festival. Find Westport on Google Maps here.
There will be designated parking areas. The stages are close together so park and enjoy the rest of the festival on foot.
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