Bringing Stories To Life
Durham Storytellers is an enthusiastic group that aims to keep oral storytelling alive, promote an awareness of storytelling and illustrate how stories fit in today's society. We convey each story without books or notes, and are considered part of the performing arts.
Our members are from all walks of life and at various stages in their storytelling journey. And we strive to inspire others to want to share and tell their stories.
Due to the pandemic, Durham Storytellers gather together virtually to tell and listen to stories on the third Thursday of each month from 7 pm to 9 pm (normally at Northview Community Centre in Oshawa). Our storytelling gatherings include Featured Tellers and an Open Mic session. Guests are always welcome.
We tell traditional folktales, fairy tales, myths, legends, literary tales, fables, ballads, recitations and poems. We also narrate non-traditional family and personal stories, songs, historical accounts and inspirational stories.
When requested by the community, Durham Storytellers tell stories at libraries, art galleries, schools, museums, seniors’ residences, youth groups, day cares, meetings, luncheons, parties, churches, special events, concerts, and much more.