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June 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leacock Museum National Historic Site
Leacock Summer Academy: STORYTELLING
Arcadian Adventuring: Stories on the Front Porch
with Susan Charters & Bob Graham
4 Sunday Workshops & Storytelling Sessions
June 16, July 14, 21 & August 18
BE A PART OF A GROWING EVOLUTION THAT’S
Bringing Back The Art of Storytelling
Anyone interested in learning the ancient art of storytelling is invited to join us for a 4-sessionstorytelling workshop offered this summer at theLeacock Museum, home of one of our nation’s greatest storytellers, Stephen Leacock.
Storytelling allows you to relax and let your mind wander to unexpected places, sometimes taking your heart along for the ride. Whether around the camp fire under the moon and stars or around the kitchen table, grandparents, parents, children, neighbours, and friends all need stories.
Veteran storytellers Susan Charters and Bob Graham, both members of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada, will lead you through the ins and outs of storytelling, giving you ways to make people listen and want to listen. Find your voice and shape a story, and you will be amazed at the excitement you create and the gratitude you feel just watching the expressions on the faces of your audience.
Or, come just to listen. Stories on the Front Porch is free and open to everyone. Our public program begins at 2:00pm. We promise storytelling adventures from the comfort of a shady chair.
Participants who attend all 4 workshops will be able to share their story with the Sunday afternoon audience. If you have never told a story or want to hone your storytelling skills, we promise a comfortable, supportive venue for your storytelling presentation, and look forward to coaching you through this adventure.
Storytelling Workshop Sessions: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m
Workshop Fee: $25 per person covers all 4 sessions
Stories on the Front Porch: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is Free. Complimentary Tea and Cake Arcadian Adventuring
MEET OUR WORKSHOP LEADERS:
BOB GRAHAM has been telling stories around campfires, at schools, libraries, resorts, retirement homes and corporate settings for 30+ years. As a young boy he met an amazing First Nations man named Cecil who lived by himself in a small cabin near the Graham family cottage on Sparrow Lake. Cecil would visit, always with a tale or two about his way of life and his friends the animals. He gave young Bob a vision of life that he has lived by and now passes on to others with this Cecil Stories.
SUSAN CHARTERS carries a full sack of stories, from around the corner and around the world, and is always ready to pull them out and share them, along with tips on how to tell a good story. She is an editor and retired teacher, and designs the Storytellers of Canada newsletter, Le Raconteur. She has facilitated storytelling workshops for adults and young people at schools, festivals, camps and conferences, and has more fun doing this than anything else.
To Register online: www.orillia.ca Enter Code 31702
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented with the generous support of
The Leacock Associates TD Bank Financial Services
CITY OF ORILLIA – PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURE DEPARTMENT