Join us Monday evenings 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm for lively discussion and informal storytelling. The events are free of charge and open to all. Parking is free. No prior registration is required.

The Story Forums are an undertaking of members of the local storytelling community, under the leadership and guidance of Sue Proctor. The Mauro Centre is pleased to host the Forums.

There will be nine Monday evening forums during the fall term. Other local tellers will join Sue in hosting the variously themed forums.

Monday, September 23 - What is Storytelling?
What are its various forms? How is place integral to story?
What are possible venues and inroads into community today?

Monday, September 30 - Experiential Storytelling
When does storytelling become an art form? How do we
support people in finding and telling their stories?

Monday, October 7 - Storytelling as Performance
What are the skills? How do you cultivate and develop
performance skills without losing the integrity of the story
and relationship to the listener?
(No session Thanksgiving)

Monday, October 21 - Storytelling as a Therapeutic Tool
How can storytelling be healing for the listener and for the teller?
How can this be a tool for personal growth and community
(no session Oct 28)

Monday, November 4 - Laugh With Us
What is funny? What are the personal, social and cultural
implications of humourous stories?
(No session Remembrance Day)

Monday, November 18 - Storytelling as a Political Tool
Implications? Successes? Dangers?

Monday, November 25 - Journeys and Voyages
How do stories travel? Many stories are based on experiences
in other countries. How can exposure to other cultures create
and clarify a sense of possibility?

Monday, December 2 - Storytelling as Oral History
How do we archive stories? How do stories change from
generation to generation? How do we create our own myths?

Monday, December 9 -
Religious/Spiritual Context of Storytelling
How is this important? When is a story transcendent or
transformational? The experience of physical, mental or spiritual
dis-ease are at the centre of many stories. Many stories take
us through the journey of death and beyond. How do these
stories reflect value, beliefs and cultural perspectives?

Please contact the Mauro Centre if you need any accommodations for mobility or other related assistance 204-474-7273 or [email protected]