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Betty Bennett

Betty Bennett

Betty has always loved listening to stories and while attending a textile program at Haliburton School of the Arts, was introduced to the idea that she might be on the other end of the storytelling process – a teller, as well as a listener.  After attending the Intensive Workshop of the Toronto Storytelling School, she found her way to the Peterborough Storytellers.  Betty’s preferred genre is the traditional folktale and fairy tale containing wisdom that is universal and has stood the test of time, but recently she has been expanding her repertoire to include local history stories. Betty tells in the local community and has coordinated several Peterborough Storytellers’ World Storytelling Day concerts.   She performs with Angelica Ottewill in a repertoire of traditional stories in which harp and voice are woven into the story, and with Hermione Rivison, has developed  a storytelling treatment of Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie..    Betty has also performed in historical performances with Peterborough playwright, Mark Finnan.  She is the current Chair of the Canadian Storytelling Day committee.

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