Around Town Tellers


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PHONE:  250-245-0003

 

September 8, 2017 - Grace & Gusto
Host:  Ann Ronald
Deborah Goodman - The Blue Songbird
Cindy Shantz - The Gift
Rachel Muller - The Wedding Guests
Margaret Murphy- Crossing Bok Chitto
Musician:  Quinn Dusenbury
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June 9, 2017 - Leave 'Em Laughing
Host:  Ann Ronald
Sandy Cole - Bedtime Prayers
Christine Clarke-Johnsen - The Secret of Youth
Barbara Smith - Siblings
Chris Aronson - Street Eats
Lee Porteous - Tormad Crupach
Judy Millar- Multitasking After Sixty
Musicians:  Jan and Sig Reuter
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May 12, 2017 - Thinking Differently
Host:  Lee Porteous
Marva Blackmore - Drawing The Dragon
Jennifer Ferris - Many Moons by James Thurber
Ian Gartshore- A Very Special Love
Mary Gavan -  Think Differently? Sod Him!
Lee Porteous - Coyote Goes to the Land of the Dead
Elaine Spira - A Vulnerable Age
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April 14, 2017 - Gifts
Host:  Lee Porteous
David Fraser - These Are the Gifts that Saved Me
June Jefferies - A Story Within a Story: Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant
Rachel Muller - He Was the Ears, She Was the Eyes
Barbara Smith -  The Gift
Cindy Shantz - Good Girls Don't
Christine Clarke-Johnsen - The Surgeon's Two Gifts
Musicians:  Quinn Dusenbury and David Svenstrup
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March 10, 2017 : Transformation
Host:  Sharon Goldston
Shayna Jones - FEATURE TELLER
Roxane Strasbourg - 'Rix' - The Dog Who Would Be King
Deborah Goodman -  The Mountain that Loved a Bird
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February 10, 2017:  Narrow Escapes
Hoste: Lee Porteous
Lee Porteous - Coyote Steals a Blanket
Mary Gavan - The Old Lady
Marva Blackmore - Owen's Narrow Escape
Barbara Smith - Eddie's Amazing Close Calls
Anneke Bain -  David's Escape
Musician:  Tim Harrison
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January 13, 2017: 10th Anniversary Celebration! Looking Back
Host:  Margaret Murphy
Christine Clarke-Johnsen - Information Please
Audrey Lomax - Mary Queen of Scots
Janet Sexsmith - Poems
Miyo Stevens - The Northern Gannet and the Sooty Tern
Laurie Hutchinson -  Another Reason I Lived So Long 
Margaret Murphy - The Border Guard
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December 9, 2016:  A Christmas Carol
Host:  Ann Ronald
Laurie Hutchinson, Margaret Murphy, Noel Lewis-Watts, Sandy Cole, Barbara Smith, Gerry Guiden - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Musician:  Sue Averill - Selected Festive Songs
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November 11, 2016:  Peace Tales
Host:  Lee Porteous
Ian Gartshore - The Rabbi's Gift
Laurie Giffen - Joe's Axe
Deborah Goodman - Housekeeping in Shanghai
Noel Lewis-Watts - A Soldier's Love Story
Lee Porteous - The Blind Man Catches a Bird
Musicians:  Mama's Kitchen
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October 14, 2016 : It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Host:  Ann Ronald
Marva Blackmore - Ma Yarwood's Wedding Ring
Sandy Cole - Jack and the Haunted House 
Jay Doige - The Widow's Broom
Gerry Guiden - Abi Yoyo
Judy Millar - Snoopy and Me and the King of Burundi
Rachel Muller - Grace and the Banshee
Musician:  Jim Elder
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September 9, 2016:  What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Host:  Ann Ronald
Deborah Goodman - How Raven Brought Light to the World
Laurie Hutchinson - The Hole
Christine Clarke-Johnsen - The Skunk River Expedition
Barbara Smith - What Went Wrong?
Sandy Cole - The Wrestling Princess
Musicians:  Marty Howe and the Atkinson Brothers
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June 10, 2016 :  Surprise Endings
Host:  Lee Porteous
Chris Aronson - Daisy's Dilemma
Laura Halliday - Shaken and Stirred With a Twist
Christine Clarke-Johnsen - The Broken Promise
Lee Porteous - When Frog Went to Heaven
Rachel Muller - The Cart Thief
Laura Buzzard - Selected Songs
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May 13, 2016:  Beyond the Shore
Host:  Lee Porteous
Jay Doige - By Cauldrom Pool
Cindy Shantz - The Joy of Culture Clash
Mary Gavan - The Sea
Gerry Guiden- Aaron Kelly
Deborah Goodman - Needles and Pins
Rob Terstall - Dreaming of Far Away Places
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April 8, 2016:  Celtic Tales
Host:  Cindy Shantz
Roxane Strasbourg - Light Up
June Jefferies - Welsh Magic
Barbara Smith- A Celtic Tale
Anneke Bain - Helen's Brownie
Lee Porteous - The Day of the Scholars
Musician:  Karen Sim- Celtic songs
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March 11, 2016: Women: Strong, Wise and Fearless
Host:  Ann Ronald
Audrey Lomax - Seascape
Christine Clarke-Johnsen - Savitri
Patricia Boudier - Song To The River
Margaret Murphy- Cougar Annie Sightings
Tanya Horne - Fable
Marva Blackmore - The Chase
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February 12, 2016: The Heart Has Its Reasons
Host:  Lee Porteous
Laurie Hutchinson - Together Forever
Barbara Smith - Tam Lim
Sandy Cole- Mother's Lessons
Rachel Muller - The Gift (aka The Laughing Girl)
Cindy Shantz - What's In A Name
Musician:  Sam Connolly
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January 8, 2016:  Pirates and Scallywags
Host:  Ann Ronald
Jay Doige - The Twits
Elaine Spira - Brother XII
Lorne Bowles - The Pirates of St. Pierre
Marva Blackmore - The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate
Musician:  Laura Buzzard
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December 8, 2015:  Wisdom and Wonder
Host:  Lee Porteous
Lee Porteous - Montreal Aunts
Ian Gartshore - Downwind From Flowers
Rachel Muller - Even You; Especially You
Noel Lewis-Watts - My Christmas Eve
Margaret Murphy - The Journey
Marva Blackmore - The Thief Who Stole Christmas
Musician:  Gerry Guiden
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November 13, 2015:  Heroes
Host:  Lee Porteous
Catherine Samson - Sir Percival
Rob Terstall - The Liberation of Holland
Cindy Shantz - Hero?
Mary Gavan - Strange Heroes
Musician:  Eric Harper
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October 9, 2015:  Food, Glorious Food
Host:  Lee Porteous
Lee Porteous - Anansi Plays Dead; Old Uncle
Ian Gartshore - Heaven and Hell; Two Brothers
Rachel Muller - Bridget Sullivan
Laurie Hutchinson - Talking Turkey
Barbara Smith - Why The Sea Is Salt
Jennifer Ferris - The Swede
Musician:  Sue Averill
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September 11, 2015:  Friends: Furred, Feathered and Otherwise
Host:  Rachel Muller
Rachel Muller - The Ballad of Kentucky
Laurie Peck - Sailor: The Hangashore Newfoundland Dog
Lee Porteous - The Stare of the Cat
Sandy Cole - The Mitten
Jay Doige - Gershon's Monster
Musician:  Tim Harrison
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June 12, 2015:  The Last Hurrah!
Hosts:  Ann Ronald and Laurie Hutchison
In Memory of Jack Styne
Cindy Shantz - The Cremation at Cedar Sea
Mary Gavan - Famous Last Words
Catherine Samson - The Last Ha Ha
Dunc Shields - Selected Stories with accompaniment by Barry Hall
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May 8, 2015:  How Did That Happen?
Host:  Margaret Murphy
Lee Porteous - The Bottle Imp
Jay Doige - The Tell-Tale Heart
Sandy Cole - Jacinth Wins Words
Audrey Lomax - A Peace River Story
Noel Lewis-Watts - How Did That Happen?
Musician:  Mama's Kitchen
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April 17-19, 2015:  Odyssey Epic Weekend
hosted by the Around Town Tellers
19 Storytellers from the US and Canada came to tell the entire
Odyssey by Homer, start to finish.  It was a marvelous and successful
weekend. 
Artistic Director:  Marva Blackmore
Operations Director:  Laurie Hutchison
Ably supported by the Around Town Tellers team.
Event was held at Cavallotti Hall in Nanaimo
Tellers from away were housed at The Painted Turtle Guesthouse.
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April 10, 2015:  No One Suspected
Host:  Rachel Muller
Patricia Boudier - Hudden, Dudden and Donald O'Neary
Ian Gartshore - A Father's Words
Angela Standbrook- The Living Quan Yin
Marva Blackmore - Geronimo
Diane Verhiel - Lonesome Dove
Musician:  Penny Sidor
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March 13, 2015:  Wish I May, Wish I Might
Host:   Fran Thiessen
Noel Lewis-Watts - Wish I May
Gerry Guiden - Me Ma and Me
Marva Blackmore - An Odyssey Teaser
Barbara Smith -
Margaret Murphy with Joan Wallace and Barry Hall - Peace is the Way
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February 13, 2015:  Treasures in the Attic
Host:   Lee Porteous
Jay Doige - Golem
Sandy Cole - Changing Farewell
Carolyn Sullivan - The Landlady
Marva Blackmore - Achilles and Odysseus: Draft Dodgers
Musician:  Chris Ronald - Stories and Songs
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January 9, 2015:  The First Time
Host:  Ann Ronald
Ian Symons - The Adventures of Barman Mick
Louise Duncan - All's Well That Ends Well
Judith Bilodeau - Being Millie
Judy Millar - Kissing For Klutzes
Audrey Lomax - My New Identity
Cindy Shantz - Letting Go
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December 12, 2014:  Darkness and Light
Host:  Lee Porteous
Ted Girard - The Clown of God
Jay Doige - Hershel and the Hanukah Goblins
Catherine Sheehan - How The Sun Was Rescued
Rachel Muller - The Troll Child Who Wasn't
Ian Gartshore - The Meaning of Life
Musician:  Just 4 Fun - Festive Songs
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November 14, 2014:  Stories of Nanaimo . . . And Beyond!
Host:  Cindy Shantz 
Sue McDonald - A Miner's Cottage
Judith Bilodeau - Coal Tyee and Mark Bates
Ron Blank - Nanaimo Memories
Pamela Mar - Lady Franklyn
Marva Blackmore - No Post
Musician:  Penny Sidor
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October 10, 2014:  Food and Family: A Feast of Stories 
Host:  Judith Bilodeau 
Miyo Stevens - On Sand Island
Lee Porteous - Wacu and the Eagle
Audrey Lomax - The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Diane Verhiel - Food and Family: Memories of A Hobby Farm
Musician:  Joshua Holloway
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September 12, 2014:  The Road Not Taken
Host:  Ann Ronald
Jay Doiges - "Untitled 1 and 2"
Victor Murphy - Potato People, Carrot People, Onion People
Laurie Hutchinson - Three Points of View
Margaret Murphy, Barry Hall and Sue Averill - Road Not Taken, Going By Water Instead
Rachel Muller - "The Reluctant Bride"
Sandy Cole - "The Peach Blossom Forest"
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June 13, 2014:  Stories Of Home
Host:  Ann Ronald
Jay Doiges - "The Witch's Child"
Laura Halliday - "Just Enough"
Trevor Cooper - "Time Warp"
Rachel Muller - "The Girl Who Spoke With Sparrows"
Sandy Cole - "Taro And His Grandmother"
Musician:  Laura Buzzard
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May 9, 2014:  The Lusty Month of May
Host:  Cindy Shantz
Judith Bilodeau - "What The Dragon Didn't Know"
Judy Millar - "Life Lessons"
Gisele Martin - "Clam People" and "Son of Deer"
Patricia Boudier - "Mother Skeena"
Musician:  Sherry Smith
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April 11, 2014:  Truths, Lies and Tall Tales
Host: Fran Thiessen
Robert Ferguson - "Untitled"
Wendy Henry - "The War Between The Sandpipers and Whales"
Laurie Hutchinson- "The Airport"
Marva Blackmore - "Phineas Ford's Fabulous Collection"
Sandy Cole - "Nasrudin Goes Shopping"
Judith Bilodeau - "When I Was a D.I."
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March 14, 2014:  Monsters and Dragons
Host:  Judith Bilodeau
Jennifer Ferris - "Veiled Truth"
Lee Porteous - "The Tale of the Oki Islands"
Diane Verhiel - "Dragon Soup"
Jay Doige - "Dragon Island"
Barbara Smith - "Oh My Gosh, It's Real!"
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February 14, 2014:  What They Don't Tell You About Love
Host:  Lee Porteous
Sandy Cole - "My Side Of The Bed"
Arla Jean Murch - "Luv"
Judith Bilodeau - "An Unusual Love Story"
Gerry Guiden - "Aaron Kelly"
Stephanie Brown - "Underpants, or Lack Thereof"
Musician:  Joshua Holloway
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January 10, 2014:  Imagine A World
Host:  Judith Bilodeau
Ted Girard - "Jake and the Kid"
Jay Doige- "Brave Irene"
Cindy Shantz - "Patterns"
Judy Millar - "The Mother of the Bride"
Musician:  Joshua Holloway "Come Home Soon" by Kendall Patrick
Musician:  Laura Buzzard
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December 13, 2013A Christmas Show
Host:  Lee Porteous
Noel Lewis-Watt - "My Christmas Eve"
Ann Ronald and Laurie Hutchinson - "A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: 12 Days of Christmas"
Cindy Shantz - Poem
Rachel Muller - "A Victorian Christmas Tale"
Musician:  Eric Harper
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November 8, 2013:  Things That Go Bump In The Night
Host:  Cindy Shantz
Jay Doige - Two Poems
Diane Verhiel - "Zombies!"
Marva Blackmore - "The Ghost Ship"
Carolyn Sullivan - "A Candle In The Night"
Rachel Muller - "The Thin Place"
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October 26, 2013:  A Special Presentation at the Nanaimo Yacht Club
Moby Dick - A Storytelling Adaptation by Dean Verger
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October 11, 2013:  What Are We Thankful For? 
Host:  Lee Porteous
Jay Doige - Roald Dahl's "The Twits"
Judith Bilodeau - "The Ghost Ship"
Denise - "Celtic Tale of the Goddess Brigid"
Open Mic - "What Are We Thankful For?"
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September 13, 2013:  Life As An Adventure 
Host:  Sharon Goldston
Lee Porteous - "How Gopher got His Warrior Stripes"
Marva Blackmore - "South of the Border"
Laurie Hutchinson - "Life is an Adventure"
Sandy Cole - "When Wishing Still Helped"
Sharon Goldston - "Deodorant Man"
Musician:  Penny Sidor
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June 14, 2013:  A Funny Thing Happened . . .
Host:  Ann Ronald
Judith Bilodeau - "The Ghost of Kennedy House"
Cindy Shantz - "Battle of the Bathing Suit"
Frances Wong - "Birdupmanship"
Ted Girard - "Bridges" - in memory of Kathryn Maurer
Rachel Muller - "Incident at Elk Lake"
Musician:  Dennis Lakusta
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May 10, 2013:  It's All In A Day's Work
Host: Cindy Shantz
Noel Lewis-Watts - "Hockey Hall of Fame"
Cindy Shantz - Poem: "Elsie's Diner"
Laurie Peck Hutchinson - "Five Things"
Rachel Muller - "A Piece of the Sky"
Marva Blackmore - "The Twelve Trials of Hercules"
Musicians:  Raymond Gourlay and Rebecca Muller
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April 12, 2013:  Beavers, Bears and Bravado: Tales of Canada
Hosts:  Margaret Murphy and Ann Ronald
Judith Bilodeau - "The Housekeeper"
Marva Blackmore - "The Miner's Angel"
Laurie Peck Hutchinson- "The Wrath of Vargas"
Ted Girard - "Stephen Leacock's 'My Financial Career'"
Musician:  Sue Averill
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March 8, 2013:  Her-story: Celebrating International Women's Day
Host:  Sharon Easton
David Fisher - "The Trout Sisters"
Brittny Ohs - "Dexter"
Diane Verhiel - "Re-touched By An Angel"
Musician:  Joan Wallace
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February 8, 2013:  When I Was a Kid
Host:  Sharon Easton
Laurie Peck Hutchinson - "Forever In-Between"
Susanne Lavander- "First Love"
Lee Porteous - "The Box"
Sandy Cole - "Duck Story"
Hayley Rickaby - "Adventure with the Rickaby's"
Ted Girard - "Stanley G. White, D.D.S."
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January 11, 2013:  Stories From The Heart
Host:  Sharon Easton
Arla Jean Murch - "An F Word"
John and Beth Yim - "A Man, A Mountain, A Mistake"
Robert Ferguson - "One Percent of the Fifty Percent of the One Hundred Percent"
Sandy Cole - "The Black Bull of Norroway"
Margaret Murphy - "The Enchanted Castle" by Italo Calvino
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December 14, 2012:  'Tis The Season 
Host:  Sharon Easton
Ted Girard - A Jake and the Kid Story
Sandy Cole, Clark Clark, Gerry Guiden, Noel Lewis-Watts, Margaret Murphy, and Laurie Peck - A Christmas Carol
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November 9, 2012:  The Great Adventure
Host:  Sharon Easton
David Fisher - Suffer Little Children
Sandy Cole - The Monkey's Heart
Lee Porteous - The Cat
Rachel Muller and Margaret Murphy - The Ramayana
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October 12, 2012:  What If?
Host:  Ann Ronald
Beth Yim - Yellow Shorts
Marva Blackmore - Lemon Meringue Pie
Lee Porteous - The Wood Maide
Hazel Lennox - The Crystal Spring
Musicians:  Cross-Canada Fiddle Students
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September 14, 2012:  Around the Campfire 
Host:  Ann Ronald
Marva Blackmore - Gold Mounted Guns
Miyo Stevens - The Gift
Margaret Murphy - Two Words
Rachel Muller - Finn McRaith
Musician:  Sue Averill - Song-Along Campfire Songs
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June 8, 2012:  Traveling Shoes
Host:  Sharon Goldston
Cindy Shantz:  Rafting the Colorado:  Life is a Daring Adventure, or Nothing! 
Ann Ronald - Grandmother's Story (A Hawaiian Folktale)
Susanne Lavender - Princess Royal - The Voyage of the First Coal Miners to Nanaimo
Margaret Murphy - Traveling Shoes
Musicians:  Bowen Senior Tap Dancers
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May 11, 2012:  Grimm and Grimmer
Host:  Sharon Goldston
Laurie Peck - The Goose Girl at the Well
Noel Lewis-Watts - The Sharp Knife
Rachel Muller - The Master Thief
Marva Blackmore - Faithful Johannes
Sandy Cole - Cinderella
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April 13, 2012:  Twisted Tales
Host:  Sharon Goldston
Hazel Lennox - Feature Teller
Lee Porteous
Diane Verheil
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March 9, 2012:  The Trees are Calling: Stories of the Wildwood
(A fundraising benefit for SEVA)
Host:  Sharon Goldston

Dr. Marty Spencer - Introducing SEVA
Margaret Murphy - The Magic Garden
Sandy Cole - The Miser and His Cherry Tree
Terry Mack - Flute music and a creation myth
Laurie Peck - Get-Away Weekend
Rachel Muller - The Dryad
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February 10, 2012:  Only Fools Rush In: The Many Faces of Love
Host:  Sharon Goldston
Marva Blackmore - Meddling at Wal-Mart
Lee Porteous - Farishta-Moh: The Longed-For Lady
Sam Connolly - Making Space
Paul Glassen - A Wedding Story
Judith Heather - Song: Misalliance
Sandy Cole - The Blue Hippopotamus
Musician:  T.G. Muir
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January 13, 2012:  A Thousand Welcomes: Irish Stories
Host:  Rachel Muller
Jack Styne - What Makes You Think I'm Irish?
Margaret Murphy - The Call of the Sea
Gerry Guiden - Memories
Feature Teller: Mary Gavan - The Old Sailor, and The Story of Nell
Musician:  Jeremy McDonald
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December 9, 2011:  Christmas Past and Present
Host:  Sharon Goldston
Gerry Guiden - Caroling
Sandra Schulte - The Doll
Judith and Richard Heather - Wassailing
Marva Blackmore - Stubby Pringle's Christmas
Rachel Muller - Gran's Gift by Sue Holmes McDonald
Sandy Cole - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Noel Lewis-Watts - As Santa
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November 11, 2011:  Imagine Peace
Lee Porteous - Godmother Death
Ann Ronald and Gerry Guiden - John Lennon's "Imagine"
Diane Verhiel - Shining Armour
Margaret Murphy with Musical Guests Joan Wallace and Barry Hall - The Story of Muriel Duckworth
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October 14, 2011:  Behind the Mask
Rachel Muller - The Stone Child
Sandy Cole - Behind the Mask: A Canadian's Story
Laurie Peck - Lizzy: A Woman of Resilience
Marva Blackmore - The Legend of Charley Parkhurst
Jack Styne - Getting Older
Musician:  Penny Sidor - Songs from "Not One Mile"
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September 9, 2011:  Hoodoos and Wheatfields: Prairie Stories
Marva Blackmore - The Indians Called Her Ningah:  Marie-Anne Lagimodiere
Ted Girard - Elbow Room (A Jake and the Kid Story)
Rachel Muller - The Stone
Noel Lewis-Watts - The Train
Musician:  Joan Wallace
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June 10, 2011:  Modern Telling of Classic Tales
Host: Sharon Goldston
Sandy Cole - The True Story of the Three Pigs
Diane Verhiel - Rindercella
Rachel Muller - The Pied Piper of Nanaimo
Ted Girard and Margaret Murphy
Diane Berthchilde - Tales From Da nte's Inferno
Musician:  Laura Buzzard
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May 13, 2011: Journey of the Heart
Laurie Peck - The Power of a Simple Hug
Beth Hardry-Yim  - The Legacy of a Story
Featured Teller:
Marva Blackmore -  Sky Burial
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April 8, 2011:  Could Be True
Sandy Cole - Wedding Dress $7.50
Richard Brind - The Eddystone Light and The Flying Cloud
Ted Girard - Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Cindy Shantz - The Hengbokhan Haru Hotel
Rachel Muller - The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
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March 18, 2011:  Celebrating World Storytelling Day 
Quenching Your Thirst for Story:  Water Tales from Around the World
Margaret Murphy
Laurie Peck
Diane Verhiel
Rachel Muller - A Tale of Two Women
Noel Lewis-Watts
Special Musical Guest: SHINE!
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February 11, 2011:  Out of Africa
Sandy Cole - What the Squirrel Saw  from Tales from Africa by K. Arnott
Ann Roland - The Slave's Story
Gerry Guiden - An African Folktale
Rachel Muller - The Cure For A Broken Heart
Shalema Gantt - A Southern Childhood
Jack Styles - A Folktale
Musician:  Laura Buzzard
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January 14, 2011:  It's Tough Being a God/Goddess
Diane Verhiel -
Marva Blackmore - Pandora
Margaret Murphy -
Featured Teller: Jean Pierre Makosso
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Dec 10, 2010:  Stories of the Season- “A Christmas Carol”
Hosts: Sharon Goldston & Noel Lewis-Watts
Marva Blackmore - Six Days Before Christmas
Rachel Muller - Christmas CeasefireNoel Lewis-Watts - Introduction to A Christmas Carol
Margaret Murphy - Stave One
Gerry Guiden - Stave Two
Laurie Peck - Stave Three
Clark Squared - Stave Four
Sandy Cole - Stave Five
Musician:  Laura Buzzard
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Nov 12, 2010:  Stories of the Prairies
Clark Squared - If You're Not From the Prairie
Marva Blackmore - The Perfect Summer
Rachel Muller - Prairie Bride
Laurie Peck - Some Tuesday
Ted Girard - Two Different Kinds of Sinners
Musician:  Penny Sidor
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Oct 8, 2010:  Ghost Stories: “Things that Go Bump in the Night”
Clark Squared -Tell-Tale Heart
Marva Blackmore - The Boo Hag
Rachel Muller - The Wild Woman of the Woods
Diane Verhiel  - Ti-Flor and the Devil
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Sept 10, 2010:  You Won’t Read this in the History Books
Host: Sharon Goldston & Noel Lewis-Watts
Mavra Blackmore  - The Laundryman Who Overthrew the Qing Dynasty 
Sandy Cole - Jack's Story 
Rachel Muller. - Margaret Sullivan
Sue Holmes MacDonald - Nanaimo Miner's Home
Jack Styles - TBA
Darlene Patrick - Antwerp Diamond Heist
Robert Johnson - Ladysmith's Name
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June 11, 2010:  One Myth, One Glove, One Legend - Tales Wide Open
Hosts: Sharon Goldston & Noel Lewis-Watts
Sandy Cole  - The Mitten
Clark Squared - Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Andrea Styve -
Anna Atkinson - Entwined
Diane Verhiel - The Leaf
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May 14, 2010:  Emily Carr's The Book of Small
Host: Noel Lewis-Watts
Laurie Peck -
Featured Teller: Melanie Ray... The Book of Small
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April 9, 2010:  Happy Tales to You - Barn Yarns of the Wild West
Margaret Murphy -
Clark Squared - Little House on the Prairie
Sandy Cole - The Boy Who Would Be Peanut
Diane Verhiel -
Marva Blackmore -The Blood Bay
Musicians: Dos Amigos - Noel Lewis-Watts & Jeff
Host: Sharon Goldston & Jack Styles
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March 12, 2010:  History of the Blues 
Hosts: Sharon Goldston & Jack Styles
Gerry Guiden - Devil in the Pouch
Jack Styles - An Island Woman
Joan Wallace and Barry Hall ... History of the Blues
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February 12, 2010:  Beautiful Losers
Hosts: Sharon Goldston and Jack Styles
Sandy Cole - Jasmine Winds Words
Jack Styles - An Island Woman
Andre Begin - The Man from Eldorado 
Clark Squared. - Improv stories with Tyler Ray Sauve
Mary Holland -
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January 8, 2010:  Stories of Childbirth and Other Beginnings
Hosts: Sharon Goldston and Jack Styles
Andre Begin - Birth of My Daughter
Diane Verhiel - Miracles and Vision Boards
Margaret Murphy - The Herstory of ATT
Laurie Peck - Swimming Desnudo
Margaret Murphy 
    & Clark Squared - Improv Story a la Ping-Pong
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December 11, 2009: Spinning A Yarn - Homemade
Hosts: Sharon Goldston and Jack Styles
Ted Girard - from Jake and the Kid
Laurie Peck - TBA
Clark Squared - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Sandy Cole - The Elderly Inuit Woman and the Lesson Learned
Musician:  Laura Buzzard
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November 13, 2009:  The Bells of November Remember - Tell Me A Song
Hosts: Bev and Sandy Cole
Noel Lewis-Watts - A Soldier's Love Story
Clark Squared -  Alice's Restaurant
Diane Verhiel - Lonesome Dove
Anna Atkinson - Ballads
Musicians:  Dennis Lakusta & Guest
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October 9, 2009:  Thank the Devil - Ghosts and Gratitude
Host: Bev Cole
Sandy Cole - Paper Bag Princess
Clark Squared - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Peter Reid - Humorous Anecdote
Tribula -  Songs of Drums
Ted Girard - The Devil's Noodles
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