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Storytelling Workshop

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The Green Room (IFSSA) in partnership with the City of Edmonton's Council Initiative on Public Engagement invite you to join us for an evening storytelling workshop!


Facilitated by storyteller and artist-in-residence Bethany Ellis, participants will work together to generate ideas for stories from their lives, and craft those experiences as tellable tales. Participants will also build their confidence for telling their stories, without notes, to an audience.


All welcome to join! This is a free event.

Please register to attend:


——— About Bethany Ellis ———

Edmonton-­based storyteller and artist-­in­-residence Bethany Ellis has been telling stories since 1980. Faced with a mass of wriggling, giggling preschoolers who did not wish to listen to the lovely picture book she was attempting to read to them, she simply closed the book and began to tell and they began to listen and to ask for more. Since it worked surprisingly well on one age group, she tried it out, as a survival method, with a grade 9 classroom. Much to everyone’s surprise the teens enjoyed it and were sufficiently bribed (with promises of more stories) to complete their class work in record time.


Three decades and five continents later, she is still telling her stories in festivals, libraries, concerts, schools, churches, seniors’ residences, community events, story slams and even in graveyards. With a background in both theatre and French education, her love of storytelling has branched into writing and directing plays for young actors, and facilitating storytelling workshops for young and old, in both English and French.