The London Storytelling Festival, November 3 - 5

Participating Artists

Corin Raymond, Bookworm 

The story of a Raymond's relationship with his father, told through the experience of the books his father read to him when he was a boy, and how those reading sessions helped create the man that Raymond is today. Threaded with Ray Bradbury, Spiderman, and the Minotaur, among others, and a climax no one could possibly predict, all wrapped into an hour. 

“Some storytellers leave you gaping, forgetful of your surroundings and only wanting more. Corin Raymond is this storyteller... will have you heading to the first bookstore as you leave the theatre while calling your dad to say hey”.
-Samantha Power, Vue Weekly 

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When: Thursday, November 3, doors open at 7:00pm

Where: Rosewood Room, 182 Dundas Street (in the former Nash Jewellers building)

Tickets: $20.00 (plus $2.00s/c)


Storytelling Double Bill with Diane Halpin & Ellen Secci, Friday November 4

Diane Halpin

Diane Halpin loves to make her family stories come alive with Celtic drumming and audience participation. Since 1989, she has been telling stories and conducting workshops for schools, libraries, festivals, museums, conferences and nursing homes. Diane’s stories speak to your heart, sparking laughter and flights of discovery.

 Ellen Secci

 Ellen Secci is a lifelong educator, a published writer and a professional storyteller.  She has performed, offered workshops, and keynote speeches as well as conducted retreats across the United States and in Canada for over 30ty years.

 Folktales, Fairytales, Legends, Myths and Spiritual tales from across the world are the stories Ellen tells. A student of world cultures, Ellen thoroughly researches her stories and the culture they originated from in order to “tell the story true”. She invites the listener to go to a place where the magic of the story resides and brings them on the adventure with her.

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When: Friday, November 4, doors open at 7:00pm

Where: Rosewood Room, 182 Dundas Street (in the former Nash Jewellers building)

Tickets: $20.00 (plus $2.00s/c)

Saturday Night Storytelling Feature - Ivan Coyote. Celebrate National Storytelling Night in Canada!

Opening Stories told by Diane Halpin and Ellen Secci. 

Ivan Coyote

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of ten books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last eighteen years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer's, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.

The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote "a natural-born storyteller" and the Ottawa Xpress once said that "Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture."

Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan's stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

 Ivan's 11th book, Tomboy Survival Guide, will be released in the fall of 2016 with Arsenal Pulp Press. Available at the event. 

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When: Saturday, November 5, doors open at 7:00pm

Where: London Music Club (470 Colborne Street)

Tickets: $20.00 (plus $2.00s/c) 

Children's Story Mob - FREE event!

A wonderful event for children of all ages.

Before we hear Maurice Sendak's wonderful story, Where the  Wild Things Are, children will create their own Wild Thing at one of our craft tables. Expect foot stomping, parading, and participation as the children act out the story with the help our our Storyteller, Kate Pinkerton.

When: Saturday, November 5 at 10:30am

Where: upstairs at the Covent Garden Market (Mezzanine Level)

This event is in partnership with the Grand Theatre, The London Public Library, and Covent Garden Market.

London Indigenous Walk - unfortunately this event is cancelled.