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Toronto Storytelling Festival – Day 3

March 23, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary from March 21 – 24 at Daniels Spectrum, in the heart of Regent Park. With guest tellers from across Canada, the USA, and Germany, the festival also welcomes tellers from Regent Park schools and community programs to a special stage running on March 23-24. Special programs include Grimm Remix, stories celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers fairytale book; The Women, with stories about women in myth, legend, and history; Lives of the Storytellers, exploring how storytelling and life are connected. Metis and First Nations Stories, with Ron Evans, Louis Bird, and Gayle Ross. Dan Yashinsky, who founded the festival in 1979, has returned to direct this year’s celebration.

To purchase tickets online and register for workshops Click HERE

Regent Park Reisdents : Regent Park residents can recieve free tickets by contacting Regent Park Neighbourhood Inititative at There will be 30 tickets reserved for RPNI per evening concert.

March 23 – Day 3 Schedule

11:00AM – 12:45PMThe lineage of Song: Traditional Newfoundland Ballads – with Mathew Byrne

Matthew Byrne is a singer of traditional ballads from many different places and times. As the product of a singing family from Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, his repertoire draws heavily from this tradition. Join Matthew for an informal look at these songs, their histories, and the way they were traditionally sung and shared in Newfoundland.

Location:  COBA Studio 1

NB: Please register early to ensure a place.


1:00PM – 3:00PMGrimm Remix: Celerbating the 200th anniversary of the Grimms fairy tale collection 

Location:  COBA Studio 1


1:00PM – 3:00PM – The Women

Passages: mythical, magical & personal stories, sprinkled with poetry. Harriet Xanthakos, Leah Stinson

Mirrors of the Storyteller’s Journey: Personal Stories and Folktales: Celia Lottridge, Maria Ordonez

Location:  COBA Studio 2


1:00PM – 3:00PM – Celebrating the Village of Storytellers: Regent Park project

Host: Bruce Carmody

Location: Ada Slaight Hall





Location: COBA Studio 1


3:30PM – 6:00PMTHE WOMEN

My Bones Shall Rise Again: Gail Nyoka, Mutamba, Cherokee Women’s Stories: Gayle Ross, Speaking No Evil: Marta Singh

Location: COBA Studio 2


3:30PM – 4:30PMLives of the Storytellers

Part 1: Jay O’Callahan, Sage Tyrtle

Location: Ada Slaight Hall


4:30PM – 6:00PM – Lives of the Storytellers

Part 2: Ron Evans, Louis Bird

Location:  Ada Slaight Hall



Paintbox Bistro and Paintbox Express are offering special menus for the festival


8:00PM – 9:00PMGRIMM

Kristin Wardetzky telling in German, co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut

Location: COBA Studio 1


8:00PM – 9:00PMLittle Redcap and the Story of Grandmother

Marta Singh

Location: Ada Slaight Hall


9:00PM – 10:30PMSong circle

Matthew Byrne, Lorne Brown

Location: Artscape Lounge


9:30PM – 10:30 pmBookworm

Corin Raymond

Location:  Ada Slaight Hall



March 23, 2013
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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