museum logoTales From the Hill:  2019 -2020 

PAST TALES FROM THE HILL

 

~  MARCH 4 ~   GGS members ~  

Wednesday, March 4 from 7 to 8:30 at the Guelph Civic Museum

A successful evening pulled together with members' contributions when our guest teller had to cancel with flu issues. Linda started us off with a fun pocket story, followed by members, Beve, Jenny, Brian and Sya. in addition we welcomed Sandy, a former active GGS member of years past.  We were delighted with folk and fairy tales,, each with a twist and one with the delightful enahncement of a puppet, and several with a Irish roots
We missed Judy and we're delighted she'll be our featured guest at our April 1 monthly event at Civic.Museum. Read about Judy at Tea 'n' Tales,  July 2019

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Youth and adults are invited to be part of this warm welcoming community of tellers and listeners in monthly Tales From the Hill. Do you want a try your teling voice?  Link to the Open Mic page and register. 

The evening ends with chats around hot cider, cheese and cookies.

 

~ FEB 5 ~ FEATURED TELLERS, ROBERT MUNCH WITH GSS MEMBERS   

Photo of Robert MunschWednesday, February 5 - 7 to 8:30 at Guelph Civic Museum

GGS logoWe couldn't be more delighted that renowned storyteller, Robert Munch opened Tales From the Hill in February, followed by own members, Don, Linda, Ellen, Beve, Jenny and Brian. The month and the shared experiences to do with the heart, combined to suggest a theme for some of the tellers, "The Heart Beats On."  (Link the tellers to the members' page and scroll to read about them.)

BROWSE ROBERT'S Website and listen to Bob tell stories. 

As always, with all GGS events, it was free. There is the usual hat on display for freewill donations to defray the operating costs of the Guild ad .

Youth and adults are invited to be part of this warm welcoming community of tellers and listeners in monthly Tales From the Hill. Do you want a try your teling voice?  Link to the Open Mic page and register.

The evening ends with chats around hot cider, cheese and cookies.

 

 ~  JANUARY 8 ~   FEATURED TELLER: ELIZABETH MATSON ~ 

Elizabeth MatsonWednesday, January from 7 to 8:30 at the Civic Museum

For a second year in a row, GGS was honoured and delighted that Elizabeth Matson welcomed in 2020 Tales From the Hill.

A storyteller since 1987, although her mother, GGS storyteller, Beve Matson, claims she has been telling stories since she was five, Elizabeth Matson is a spinner of tales, weaving magic into her renditions of traditional tales and real-life narratives for adults, teens and children. Elizabeth incorporates creative drama, yoga, and her love of language into her performances and workshops. She offers workshops on collecting and shaping stories, family storytelling, storytelling for librarians, and beginning storytelling. Her story specialties include ghost stories, fairy tales, myths, and family stories.

As always, with all GGS events, it was free. There was the usual hat on display for freewill donations to defray the operating costs of the Guild.

Youth and adults are invited to be part of this warm welcoming community of tellers and listeners in monthly Tales From the Hill. The evening ends with chats around hot cider, cheese and cookies.

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~ JUNE 4 ~    FEATURED TELLERS: GUILD MEMBERS, Jenny, Beve, Rusty, Brian, Sya

 Wednesday, June 4 from 7 to 8:30 at the Civic Museum

Join us for the season's last "Tales From the Hill." Members of the Guild are excited  to share stories for your enjoyment. 

We'll share the exciting lineup of excellent tellers from Guelph and beyond, who will grace the 2019 summer's Tea 'N' Tales in the Enabling Garden. Get your bookmark.

As always, with all GGS events, it was free. There was the usual hat on display for freewill donations to defray the operating costs of the Guild.

Youth and adults are invited to be part of this warm welcoming community of tellers and listeners in monthly Tales From the Hill. The evening ends with chats around hot cider, and cookies.

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   ~ APRIL  3   FEATURED TELLER: BRAD WOODS

 Brad Woods Wednesday, April 3 from 7 to 8:30 at the Civic Museum

 Join Storyteller Brad Woods as he will have just returned from a Story Tour in England's Lake District as well as the TD Family Story Day at the Toronto Storytelling Festival. Brad will be bringing a head full of folktales and personal stories about recent adventures, lessons learned and April fools!
Members of the GGS will join Brad for a few additional stories and hearing one offering registered through our open mic invitation. 
 

The event if free. There is a hat for freewill donations to defray the operating costs of the Guild. 

Youth and adults are invited to be part of a warm welcoming community of tellers and listeners in monthly Tales From the Hill. Hot cider and goodies add warmth to the gathering.  

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  ~ March  6 ~  . FEATURED TELLER: MICHAEL (RUSTY) DOUGHTERY

 RustyGGS is delighted to feature guild member Michael (Rusty) Doughtery. Rusty will tap into his Irish roots to shape stories that will compliment the month of March. Rusty is recognized for his keen interest in history's hidden secrets. His stories, founded on thorough research and impressvie knowledge, come alive and you catch his enthusiasm and love of the story.  
Other members of the Guild will be part of the progam: SusanBeve and Sya 
NOTE: Open mic: - - a regular feature at these monthly events. You're invited to test your wings in this  warm, welcoming community of tellers and listeners, We ask you register your story in advance. 
In addition, we end the evening with a social time around a table with light refreshments - cider, cheese/crackers and sweets to add warmth. 

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  ~ February 6 ~  .  FEATURED TELLER: ANN ESTILL 

WINTER STORM CANCELLATION

There was great sadness when beloved Ann passed away on February 23, 2019. We never did get to hear the stories she was excited to tell. She told this editor that they captured the theme of love chosen for February and she was looking forward to sharing them. Dear Ann, we will remember you with great fondness and miss you. 

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Ann Estill So many things to celebrate and remember:

It's Black History month, it's the month of LOVE and, to top it off, Chinese New Year - our stories will honour all three. 

Our featured teller, Ann estill, brings us, "Love is in the Air." Ann is a popular, regular storyteller at Tea "N" Tales, the summer Friday mornings in the  Enabling Garden. The audience at the Civic Museum are bound to be similarly charmed by Ann's stories.

 Guild members stories will reflect the other two. There will even be a Dragon Dance to drive out evil and bring good luck. 

Photo collage by Jenny as she posted on Facebook 

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~ JANUARY 2 ~   FEATURED TELLER: ELIZABETH MATSON

Elizabeth MatsonA storyteller since 1987 (though her mother (GGS storyteller, Beve Matson) claims she has been telling stories since she was five), Elizabeth Matson is a spinner of tales, weaving magic into her renditions of traditional tales and real-life narratives for adults, teens and children. Elizabeth incorporates creative drama, yoga, and her love of language into her performances and workshops. She offers workshops on collecting and shaping stories, family storytelling, storytelling for librarians, and beginning storytelling. Her story specialties include ghost stories, fairy tales, myths, and family stories.

 

 

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December 4 FEATURED TELLERS: GGS members 

Civic Museum

GGS by Jenny"Tales Shaped by the Season"  

Wednesday December 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  

 It was a magical eclectic array of stories by Guild members. 

Photo collage by Jenny as she posted on Facebook