cross-posted from The Shebeen Club
What: The Shebeen Club: Perspectives on Storytelling
When: 7-9pm, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
Where: The Shebeen, behind the Irish Heather, 217 Carrall Street in Gastown
Why: Herald the arrival of Spring with Canada’s top storyteller, Nan Gregory
Who: Contact lorraine.murphy at gmail dot com for more information
How(much)? $15 includes presentation and dinner
Once upon a time…it was a dark and stormy night…let me tell you a story…it all began…
with Nan Gregory.
One of the original Shebeeners from back in the Jurassic period, Nan is not just one of Canada’s best storytellers, she’s also the woman who gave the Shebeen Club its name. We are delighted to welcome her back as our featured presenter in a very special evening of stories and conversation about writing, hypertext, the colonization of the imagination, and the importance (or not) of plot.
Your admission includes a dinner of bangers and mash or vegetarian pasta, plus one glass of pop, wine or beer.
Bio: Nan Gregory has been a professional storyteller for over 20 years. She tells myths and legends, folk tales and fairy tales, tales from history and tales from her own life for audiences of all ages. She tells in libraries, schools, theatres, conferences-and, one winter, from the back of a horse drawn sleigh. She has been a featured teller at storytelling festivals including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Seattle, Nagoya, Japan, and Palmerston, New Zealand.
She is the author of three picture books. How Smudge Came won the Sheila Egoff Award for best children’s book for 1996 in British Columbia and the 1996 Mr. Christie’s Award for best Canadian children’s book for seven years and under. Wild Girl and Gran was given the 2000 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for text. Amber Waiting (2002) was named to the ALA’s Booklist Best for 2003. Her first novel, for ages 8 to 12, entitled I’ll Sing You One-O was published in August, 2006.
7-7:30: meet and mingle
7:30-8: listen and learn
8-whenever: a cage match between Jack from the Beanstalk and Jack Sprat.