Please contact me directly (at the email address listed below) for information about storytelling workshops or performances in Toronto and the vicinity.  Arrangements can also be made for workshops outside of Toronto. Please see the “Workshops” tab, under “Menu” for more info.

I can be reached at: personalprose@gmail.com

Past Events:

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Storytelling at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Melody Bar and Ballroom Sunday, March 3, 2019 (2:00 – 2:30 pm.) – climb on a magical storytelling carpet with me, accompanied by a 1980s reggae soundtrack. Watch out for maca as you explore the Savannah-like climate of Jamaica’s south coast. Follow me back in time to learn the true, true story behind Miz Goose’s most cruel trick and what Jack did when he met death on the beach.

Adult content, mature themes.

Working title: The Day of the Vulture for the schedule page and more info about the Toronto Storytelling Festival 2019, please click here.

March 3, 2019 “A stellar program of ambitious and adventurous stories by our adept and admirable storytellers will fill the Melody Bar and Ballroom.”

Please note: $20 gets you a full day of tales, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.! The link above has been updated (as of Feb. 12th).

I taught a series of workshops, culminating in a spectacular and courageous performance by the participants:

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: STORYTELLING SHOWCASE

Wednesday September 19, 2018
doors 6:30 p.m. performance 7:00 p.m.
Palmerston Library Theatre
560 Palmerston Avenue (North of Bloor)

$5 – ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

RSVP TO OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

For links to the festival click here: http://biartsfestival.com/2018-storytelling.html

 

Zine launch: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maria A. Shchuka Library; 1745 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON  M6E 2H4,  416-394-1000

A culmination and celebration of a series of creative writing workshops facilitated by Fiona R. Clarke,  using the Amherst Writers & Artists Method (AWA), and offered at the Toronto Public Library – for free. The group was open to writers of all levels of experience and was facilitated by Ms Clarke. The zine titled, Fierce Departures, features: original, previously unpublished writing and art work.

I hope you had the opportunity to celebrate your city, Toronto, while supporting the Wychwood Barns Community Association. Did you join me at this exciting family-friendly event, where I shared two of my original poems? It was your chance to discover more of the talented artists and performers that call the 6ix home. Featured: an array of local musicians; a comedy acrobatic troupe; and yours truly, “Lady Light” (my stage-name for poetry.)

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Workshop Provider/facilitator

Storytelling workshop creator/facilitator: Bi Arts Festival 2018; for adult storytellers with varying levels of experience

Creator/facilitator: poetry, storytelling and public speaking workshops for students in grades 3-6 at Branksome Hall Junior School (2008 – 2015)

Creator/facilitator: LEAP into Literacy summer camp; storytelling workshop for students in grades 3 -6 (2015)

Poetry workshops for participants at Flowetic Wednesdays Toronto Poetry and Music series (2011- 2013)

Storytelling; spoken-word poetry; feature and/or open-mic performances:

Rasputin’s/ Ottawa Storyteller’s at the National Library/ 17th and 18th Ottawa Storytelling Festival/ Cafe Margit/ Toronto Storytelling Festival/ Dare Storytelling/ 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling/ Wychwood Barns storytent

Shab-e She’r Poetry Night/ Delisca Eve/ The 512 Showcase/ Capital Slam/ Last Poet Standing/ Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday/ St. Clair Art Walk/ The Junction Arts Festival/ Art Bar Poetry Series/ Bill Brown 1-2-3 Slam/ SLAMtario Spoken Word Festival/ Up From the Roots/ Toronto Poetry Slam/ Hot Sauced Words/ Spoke N’ Heard/ Sunday Poetry at Ellington’s/ and The Calabash Festival (Jamaica)

Other performances:

Summer Works Performance Festival- 2009/ Audre Lourde Festival/ Word Sound Powah! Festivals – 2009 at anitafrika dub theatre

I can be reached at: personalprose@gmail.com

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