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Talking To Strangers – Dan Yashinsky
5th February, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
“In this time of wall-building and border-defending, I keep thinking about what stories – personal and traditional – teach us about how to talk to and welcome strangers. As we meet in zoomland on February 5, I will bring stories from the Yukon, from Iraq, and from my own remixed folktale rummage chest – all of which have to do with what happens when a stranger knocks at your door. And please consider telling me some of your stories, too! Let’s make this an exchange more than a performance.”
Dan Yashinsky is a storyteller, writer, and community animator. His most recent book is Swimming with Chaucer – A Storyteller’s Logbook. He founded 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling in 1978, and the Toronto Storytelling Festival in 1979. Both are still running (as is Dan, more or less). Find out more at www.tellery.com and www.storycare.ca
As always, everyone is welcome to attend our events and there are no set ticket prices. For those of you with the means to pay, we rely on your donations to pay for the cost of putting on the evening, including paying our fabulous guest storytellers – this is after all how they earn their living! This evening, Dan has most generously requested for his payment to go to Beyond the Border, a storytelling charity that many of you will be familiar with. They have many inspiring projects on the go which support both the community and storytellers, much needed in this difficult time. We hope you will respond in kind by making a donation to https://beyondtheborder.com/ just follow the link and you will see a donation button. Storytelling is a wonderful exchange of giving and receiving so if you can, please pay your part. A Bit Crack are eternally grateful for your ongoing support, without which we would not survive!
And finally, the link to join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86336157663