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Cassy Welburn

Cassy Welburn

Calgary, AB


Email: catherine_welburn@hotmail.com


Cassy is a poet and storyteller with a theatre background, who has had her work published and broadcast. She has been telling stories across Canada (and in Australia) for the last 25 years and was most recently, TD Canadian Storyteller on tour for 2013. Traditional folktales from around the world, often learned from her immigrant students, are favourites. She enjoys telling classics from literature, such as: Isaac Singer, Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe and Sherlock Holmes adapted to the oral tradition.


Experienced in leading workshops, instructing and performing. English and sign language.  A published author, she likes to blend poetry and music with the oral tradition of storytelling. She has performed  The Thousand and One Nights and Women in Story and Song with musical partners at dinner theatres and storycafes around Alberta. She gives workshops on storytelling and writing for students K-12 and college. She is recorded on TALES Alberta CD's Call Your Neighbours In and Tales on the Wind, as well as her own CD, Cassiopeia: Tales from the Night Tree.


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