With laughter and tears our Story Slam Series provides an authentic and powerful interaction between storytellers and audience.
Join us as we celebrate a community that recognizes the dignity and worth of every person.
Each Story Slam theme examines how our lives can be guided by two separate forces – what lies in our heart and soul (the truth) and what we can project to the outside world (the illusion).
Dates for Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 coming soon.
Director, Story Weaver
Each story is a soul-searching exercise as it takes an intense creative process to create and present a heartfelt narrative. June asked the storytellers to dig deep. June calls the complete process of crafting the narrative response: Deep, Dark, and Delicious. As each storyteller processes their world inside, they can discover enlightenment. This method is inspired by the three main stages of the "Hero’s Journey", a narrative pattern identified by Joseph Campbell, world-celebrated mythologist. He asserts that storytelling and myths relate to our search for truth, meaning, and significance. According to Campbell, we all need to tell our personal story and, most importantly, to understand our story. He encourages us to view parts of our lives as heroic journeys – to find out what excites us and make that the basis of our quest. We invite you to accompany the storytellers on their journey.
June's passion is to create provocative Story Slams that guide the integration, acceptance, and compassion for others through increased understanding of what another has experienced or is experiencing. As one grows we all grow.
Michael Mulrooney studied piano, conducting, and voice at University of Toronto and has pursued an eclectic musical career centred on theatre. He has served as musical director, conductor, pianist, arranger, and/or composer on over 200 theatrical productions of every conceivable shape and size. During the mega-musical boom of the 90s, he participated in the development of Livent’s award-winning productions of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Show Boat, and Ragtime. Outside the theatre, he works as music director for Grace United Church in Burlington and as an adjunct professor at Sheridan College.
The Parent Trap
November 14th 2022, Seasons Resturant
Have you ever looked in the mirror and said, "Is that my mother?" or "Is that my father?”
The Parent “Trap!” is a story slam of personal narratives and music presented by writers and performers, reflecting on how our parents entrap us with their values and influence our perspectives on life.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Stories begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35.00 ($20.00 will be donated to the Center for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH). Tax receipts will be emailed to you after the event.
There will be a cash bar and light meals available to purchase prior to the first and in-between each of the stories.
Stories will be original pieces between 6 -7 minutes.
Stories we tell connect us… The Mental Health Movement has never been more important.
Love in the Strangest Places
February 28th 2023, Kerr Street Cafe'
Love in the Strangest Places is a Story Slam of inspirational personal narratives and music presented by writers and performers from our communities, who reflect how love has led them to unexpected places. "When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it." Paulo Coelho
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and stories begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar and light meals available to purchase before and in-between each story. Please indicate on your registration whether you will be purchasing a light meal.
May 16th, 2023, Kerr Street Cafe’
"Letting Go... " is a Story Slam of inspirational personal narratives. Have you ever asked yourself, "Is what I am holding on to holding on to me?” Or hung on to something so tight that you stopped the rest of your world from moving forward? Like your shoes were nailed to the ground! Join us for an evening of inspirational personal narratives and music presented by writers and performers from our communities, who reflect on the joy and tears of trying to move forward. Click here to ... meet the storytellers!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and stories begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a cash bar and light meals available to purchase before and in-between each story. Please indicate on your registration whether you will be purchasing a light meal. Tickets are $45.00 ($20.00 will be donated in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH.) Tax receipts will be mailed after the event.