|WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE
February 24, 2019 - 7:30 pm - Calgary First Spiritualist Church
My storytelling journey with Louis Soop.
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP - CONTINUING EDUCATION
March 20, 2019 - 6:30 to 9:30 pm - Mount Royal University, Calgary
STORYTELLING - JUMP RIGHT IN!
April 6, 2019 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm - Loft 112, 112, 535 - 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Learn the fundamentals of oral storytelling performance -
whether you're telling to family or to a paying audience. We will explore the essential elements of the oral tradition, including:
- Story shape: Gain, retain, repay
- Story components: Character, catalyst, consequences, climax, conclusion
- Expressive language, voice, movement and gesture
- Rehearsing: Internal and external work
- Mindfulness and flexibility in performance
- Working with props and costumes
Print our poster & share with your friends. Refreshments served. $40/adult $30/children. Register online at www.talesalberta.org.
ON THE ROAD STORYTELLING CAFE
April 24, 2019 - 7 pm - Shelf Life Books, #100, 1302 - 4 Street SW, Calgary
Host: Mindy Woolcott. Mary will tell the story of a Trucker's Reflections. Info at www.talesalberta.org.
OUR LEGACY, OUR STORY
June 15, 2019 - 1 pm - Uptowne Olds Walking Tour, Oldstice Street Fair
July 1, 2019 - 2 and 3 pm - Gazebo, Centennial Park, Olds
5 storytellers: Betty Hersberger, Donna Barnfield, Mary Hays, Karen Gummo, and Doreen Vanderstoop present the story of The Famous Five and The Person's Case.
Valiant Five Media Package
July 29, 2019 - 12 pm - Central United Church, Calgary
During Historic Calgary Week, 5 storytellers: Betty Hersberger, Donna Barnfield, Mary Hays, Karen Gummo, and Doreen Vanderstoop present the story of The Famous Five and The Person's Case.
Valiant Five Media Package
HISTORIC CEMETERY TOURS
Fall 2019 (Date TBC) - Olds Cemetery
Historic cemetery tours featuring stories of our early settlers. Sponsored by the Town of Olds and Alberta Historical Resources.
90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PERSON'S CASE
October 18, 2019 - 12 pm - Olympic Plaza, Calgary
Celebration of 90th Anniversary of The Person's Case with musician Caroline Harley and the Valiant Five Storytellers: Betty Hersberger, Donna Barnfield, Mary Hays, Karen Gummo, and Doreen Vanderstoop.
Book now for a presentation with Mary and Doreen Vanderstoop, "We Remember - More Than Remembrance Day". True family stories about real people that illuminate history of WWII. For all ages.
Mary and Betty Hersberger perform for school groups, families and seniors, "Stories from Around the World" - to touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Call Mary at 403-556-5831 for details.
Mary studied the Blackfoot stories for many years with her mentor, Louis Soop - Black Plume. She tells the story of creation and the story of the Sundance which provide the foundation for Naapi, the Trickster and his stories that teach lessons for all of creation.
Louis passed away in March of 2018. He made his journey to the "sky country" with friends and loved ones near, and the fragrance of sage in the air.
Mary is currently performing with other Alberta storytellers in a travelling performance, "Wise and Wilful Women". This story gives voice to Lady Isabella Lougheed, Mary Scott Widner, and Nellie McClung, three historical characters dedicated to social justice.
You can also find Mary Hays
at these events
Tellarounds are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7 - 9 pm at Loft 112, 535 - 8 Ave SE Calgary. Suggested donation: $5.00. Everyone welcome. Hosted by TALES (The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling)
Storytelling Cafes are held at 7 pm at Shelf Life Books, #100, 1302 - 4 Street SW, Calgary. Suggested donation: $10.00. Everyone welcome.