1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling
Every Friday night since 1978, storytellers and listeners have been gathering in downtown Toronto for an open evening of oral stories. Since March 2020, we have been meeting on Zoom. Each Friday night is unique, and everyone is welcome to come and listen, come and tell. On these nights, we come as listeners and as tellers: we may ramble on, recite, relate, recount, retell, or recollect; however, we may never, ever read. You might hear traditional tales, stories of personal experience, literary stories, original stories, ballads, or episodes from history, all told through the human voice.
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This web site is updated by the co-webmasters Anna-Lynn Filice and Howard Kaplan on behalf of the Coordinating Committee.The other committee members are Pat Bisset, Karen Blair, Susan Boucaud, Carol Ribner, and Lynn Torrie.
There are two ways to contact the Coordinating Committee (a.k.a. the coordinators) by email.
The hard way is to manually type our email address, shown below. We know that, if you copy that address into your clipboard, it comes out scrambled when you paste it somewhere else. We have cast a magic spell upon it to ward off the creatures from the other world who harvest email addresses for spam.
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