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Storytelling Alberta- Edmonton

Storytelling Alberta- Edmonton

The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling (T.A.L.E.S.) Edmonton Chapter


**Say It Through Story**

TALES Edmonton is a chapter of The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling. We welcome anyone interested in storytelling - experienced or beginning tellers, or those who just want to listen. We host a regular Tellaround (story circle) on the second Wednesday of each month, September – June, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Parkallen Community League, 6510 – 111 Street. (Ample parking available; the League building is accessible by bus #9: get off at 109 Street and 65 Avenue, then walk 2 blocks west.)

TALES Edmonton originated the TALES Fort Edmonton Storytelling Festival in 1988, and it has since moved to the Old Strathcona area of Edmonton. This year the SC-CC conference will be held in Edmonton from May 22-28th in conjunction with the Storytelling Festival May 25-28th. We welcome any volunteers who wish to help produce this Festival. Contact talesedmonton@hotmail.com. or http://www.storyfestalberta.ca/ for information about the festival


TALES Edmonton offers public concerts and workshops. We offer central access for people wishing to book storytellers (contact talesedmonton@hotmail.com)


Two of our members have been chosen to record for Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada’s StorySave Project. One has received a Mayor’s Salute to Excellence Performance Award for Arts and Culture. Several have published books, stories, and poetry and/or recorded CDs. TALES Edmonton members have contributed to or produced the following book and CD sets:

  • Under the Wide Blue Sky: Alberta Stories to Read and Tell,edited by Lisa Hurst-Archer, (Red Deer Press, 2005), ($16.95). Available on Amazon.
  • A Collection of TALES: 13 Tales, 13 Voices, CD produced by Mary Hays and M. Jennie Frost (out of print).
  • TALES On the Wind, 2 CD set produced by Mary Hays. ($20.00).
  • Undaunted Enchantments: the old faerie tales told the way they were meant to be told,produced by Pearl-Ann Gooding with financial assistance from the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton ($20).

To order any of these please contact mjfrost@shaw.ca.

Questions?  For further information contact TALES Edmonton at talesedmonton@hotmail.com or http://www.storyfestalberta.ca/ or 780-436-9064

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