Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA) Spring Conference
Delivered keynote address.
Seneca College Storytelling Course
May 2014 – present
Teaching a 14 week course at Seneca College on Storytelling. Personal stories, folktales, family stories, and performance.
Public Inc Storytelling Consultant
Worked to shape fundraising content as stories, to create an irresistible and fascinating presentation.
Village of Storytellers
February 2014 – June 2014
As part of an arts grant and Storytelling Toronto, I worked with residents of the Regent Park neighbourhood to tell their stories of the impact of revitalization. At the culmination of the project, a number of participants told their stories at the 2014 Storytelling Festival. [more information]
Regent Park Story Circle
July 2014 – August 2014
Free drop-in storytelling. Professional storyteller Sage Tyrtle hosts and tells stories. Traditional folktales, personal stories, family tales – all kinds are welcome at the Story Circle. Funded by a Summer Series grant.
Healthcare Human Factors
I worked with the Human Factors team on using storytelling to communicate effectively.
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School
I met with several different classes, at varying educational levels, and worked with them on ways to create a compelling story. We also talked about confidence in presentation, the role of storytelling outside of the stage, and story structure.
Cardinal Carter Academy
I worked with high school students to create their own true stories, using customized exercises to inspire them about the art of performing.
Caregivers Storytelling Workshop
March 2013 – August 2013
As part of an arts grant, I worked with caregivers through the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities to tell their stories of caregiving. I also told folktales to seniors at the Adult Day Centre.
Parkdale Project Read
Parkdale Project Read is a literacy program assisting adult learners. I gave a storytelling workshop.