Date: Sep 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John’s Storytelling Festival: Talking to Strangers with Dan Yashinsky
Do we build fences or bridges in today's world of fake news and extreme views? This storytelling journey uses a mix of personal and traditional stories to explore what it means when a stranger comes to your door.
Dan Yashinsky is a storyteller, writer, and community animator. His books include Suddenly They Heard Footsteps - Storytelling for the Twenty-first Century, The Golden Apples, and I Am Full - a read-aloud requiem for Jacob Evan Yashinsky-Zavitz (to be published in winter, 2023). He has worked as a storyteller-in-residence at Toronto Public Library, The Stop Community Food Centre, and Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Recent projects include collaborations with dance artist Annemarie Cabri on a series of "danced stories", and developing a documentary film called The Wisdom of Solomon’s.
Tickets: $12 (+HST), Free for Rooms Members and SJSTF members. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.
This program is in collaboration with the St. John’s Storytelling Festival, a not-for-profit organization that has been active in the Storytelling community of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2004. SJS hosts and organizes an annual Storytelling festival bringing storytellers from across the province, Canada and internationally to the stage in St. John’s.
Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Leah Lewis, Associate Professor at Memorial University’s Faculty of Education, to learn about her work in art therapy, the therapeutic benefits of art practices, and her current research in this area.
This a free event but tickets are required. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.