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The 2012 Toronto Storytelling Festival is a celebration and exploration of all things Canadian. Through stories that address the concept of "Canadian Identity," we can learn about our triumphs, contributions, uniqueness, struggles and growth as a nation. Come and experience stories from across our vast country, from the Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador, as we attempt to define our ever-elusive Canadian Identity.

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Event Days*

Discipline:

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Festival Lounge Area

10:00am – 4:00pm

Literary Arts

Shopping

Take advantage of our lounge area for festival attendees.

Unwed Mothers, Then and Now

10:00am –10:30am

Literary Arts

A century separates the accounts of two pregnant teens: a tapestry of personal and historical stories. Featuring storyteller Harriet Xanthakos.

Ring Around Our Country

10:00am –11:00am

Family

Literary Arts

Music

Well-known playground singing games like "Ring Around the Rosie" receive The Backseat Balladeer treatment during this examination of rhymes and chants of Canadian youth.

Same Story, Different Tongue

11:00am –12:00pm

Literary Arts

Storytellers recite the same fairytale in three different languages. Featuring readings by Mariella Bertelli, Rico Rodriguez, Erol Boran (pictured).

A Canadian Journey

11:30am – 1:30pm

Literary Arts

Students from the new Storytelling Toronto course "Storytelling II: Further Explorations" share stories as they traverse the Canadian landscape.

Same Donkey, Different Saddle

11:30am –12:30pm

Literary Arts

For over 30 years Aubrey Davis has told stories to people of all ages. Donít miss out on your chance to hear one of his tales.

The Memory of Water

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Literary Arts

Music

For Robert Seven-Crows the sharing of stories and legends, with the sound of traditional songs, drum and guitar, is a way to share the wealth and the tradition of his roots.

A Shadow Incomplete

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Literary Arts

Music

A 17th-century Indian love story about tragedy and loss. Featuring Summi Siddiqui.

Being Queer - Canadian-Style

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Literary Arts

Queers in your Ears returns with a set of exciting stories about the intersection between queerness and being Canadian. Featuring storytellers Jeffrey Canton, Clare Nobbs (pictured) and Ricardo Rodriguez.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story?

2:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Miss Lou's Room is animated with volunteer storytellers bringing their passion for the spoken word with stories from diverse cultural traditions.

Because God Loves Stories

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Family

Literary Arts

Because God Loves Stories is a storyteller's perspective on politics, fishing, and fatherhood. Featuring storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Pansori Storytelling Concert

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Literary Arts

Music

Come and enjoy this traditional Korean storytelling experience. Featuring storyteller Seung Ah Kim.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story?

3:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Miss Lou's Room is animated with volunteer storytellers bringing their passion for the spoken word with stories from diverse cultural traditions.

Legless Stocking: Canadian Eh?

4:00pm – 6:30pm

Literary Arts

Music

The Legless Stocking Company combines various art forms along with the ancient art of storytelling to explore different themes and ideas. Featuring performances by Lorne Brown, Jim Blake, Ivan Coyote, and Itah Sadu.

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