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Lynn Torrie

Lynn Torrie


Lynn combines a lifelong love of stories with more than 30 years of work as a children’s occupational therapist. She enjoys traditional tales that not only entertain, but also teach us how to live well with others and with our environment. She tells in schools, churches and community settings, with a particular fondness for child and family audiences. She is a regular teller at Toronto's 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling and hosts Storytelling Toronto's Meridian Storytent. She is a member of the York Storytelling Guild and has performed in Ottawa's "Signature Series", Toronto's "The Word on the Street" and is a regular at the Toronto Storytelling Festival.

Lynn has a repertoire of well over 100 traditional folk tales and can create a program to suit your needs!

Sample Programs:

Preschool: (mix of short stories with rhymes, songs and audience participation)

·      Down on the Farm (Stories, Rhymes and Songs about farm animals)

·      Halloween (Stories, Rhymes and Songs with a Not Too Scary message)


Primary Grades: (short folktales with audience participation)

·      Folktales from Around the World

·      Tales for a Kinder World –tales about kindness,caring and respect

·      Tales of Adventure - plenty of action and excitement

·       Lions,Tigers and Bears

·      Warm Tales for Cold Days

Junior Grades: (traditional wisdom and wonder tales)

·       SpookyTales- just scary enough to make Halloween fun

·      Peace Tales


Intermediate (true stories from Ontario history)

·      Settler’s tales- experience life in the late 1800s as a young woman survives a steamship wreck or an injured young man heads home from a winter lumber camp


Teen to Adult:

·      Gender Benders and Queer Tales

·      Healing tales- traditional tales of women claiming their power


Introduction to Storytelling (Beginner)
Storytelling for Worship (Beginner)
Crafting Your Story (Intermediate)


The Thief and the Mask (all ages)

Into the Storm (ages 10 and up)

The Reindeer Maiden and the Moon (adult)


The Wax Child (all ages)

Assipattle and the Stoor Worm (ages 10 and up)

The Devil's Coat (adult)

Upcoming Events:

Sept 18- Course: Crafting Stories (through Storytelling Toronto)

Sept 22- The Word on the Street (Toronto)

Sept 28- York Storytelling Guild Concert (Toronto)

Oct  5 -storytent at Wychwood Barns (Toronto)

Nov 9 -storytent at Wychwood Barns (Toronto)

Nov 24-Toissaint: Traditions of the Dark Months (Toronto)


Jan 18- Storytent at Wychwood Barns (Toronto)

Jan 25- Hidden in Plain Sight:Queer Themes in Traditional Tales (Toronto)

Feb 2- But That's Another Story (Toronto)

Feb 9- York Storytelling Guild concert (Toronto)

Feb 17- Family Day at the Active Living Centre (Mississauga)

 Feb. 29- storytent at Wychwood Barns (Toronto)

Mar 15- Torotono Storytelling Festival

Mar 29 Toronto Storytelling Festival

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