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Lynn Torrie

Lynn Torrie

Email: torriestories@gmail.com

Website: https://www.lynntorrie.com 

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

Workshops:

Introduction to Storytelling (Beginner)
Storytelling for Worship (Beginner)
Story Skill Builders (Intermediate)

Zoom 101: How to tell effectively on camera
Hosting Your Zoom Event
Zoom for Instructors

Zoom Coaching- learn at your own pace, with 1:1 instruction



Videos:

The Thief and the Mask (all ages)

The Man Who Had Nothing (all ages)

Into the Storm (ages 10 and up)

The Reindeer Maiden and the Moon (adult)

Audio:

The Wax Child (all ages)

Assipattle and the Stoor Worm (ages 10 and up)

The Devil's Coat (adult)


Upcoming Events: 

Storytent (ONLINE)
Saturday June 18
1:00-2:00pm Eastern FREE- Storytelling Toronto's story swap for the whole family!
Join in to tell a story or just to listen. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Click here to join
By phone: 647 374 4685 Meeting ID: 917 5582 6557

Storytent (ONLINE)
Saturday July 16 1:00-2:00pm Eastern
FREE- Storytelling Toronto's story swap for the whole family!
Join in to tell a story or just to listen. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Click here to join

Tea 'n Tales (Guelph)
Friday July 22 10:30-2:00pm
Eastern LIVE FREE at the Enabling Garden in Riverside Park
Come to hear me and Mary Baldersaro tell traditional tales by the water. This venue is wheelchair accessible!
Bring your own lawn chair and bring a mug for a complimentary coffee or ice tea (while supplies last)





















 








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