Mary's Storytelling Activities


Talesm'n Youth Theatre - 1998

TALES Calgary - The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling

Join new and experienced storytellers on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm for a Tellaround. A Tellaround is an informal opportunity to tell a new story to a group of interested listeners. We meet at the Scandinavian Centre ( 739 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M1E2 (403) 284-0747 . For easy access from the south - come up 14th St. NW to 20th Ave. N.W. , turn right and travel eastward to 7th St N.W. turn right (south) and park in the lot south of the building or along the side road.

Cost $3.00

Come ready to tell or listen.

See you there.

TALES Calgary Story Cafes
2006/2007 – Fourth Wednesday
Central Blends Café (403.670.5665)
302 – 19 Street NW Calgary

 TALES Story Cafes 2007

Wednesday, September 26 at 7 pm - $5.00

Celebrate Calgary’s Dynamic History!

Savour the history of Calgary with the stories of Jean McWilliams and with music from 1900 presented by the Special Blend Ensemble:

Storyteller  - Mary Hays

Pianist  - Helen Entwistle

Vocalist -  Bob King

  • The colorful stories of Calgary social activist Jean McWilliams tell of the struggles and challenges of life in Calgary in 1910.  Storyteller, Mary Hays takes on the character of Jean McWilliams to bring history to life.
    • Mary has collected and crafted the stories from the diaries and memoirs left by Jean McWilliams.                                    

    Storytelling Campfire – The History of Fish Creek Park
    Tuesday, August 28, 7 pm
    Fish Creek Park – Shannon Terrace (West end of the Park)

    Enjoy stories and music presented by Christina Pickles, Ellen Gasser and Mary Hays.

    Fee - Donations

    Storytelling Course  -  LIBR 330

    SAIT Campus – Calgary
    To register call Library Information Technology Program – Corinne Loree 403.210.5712
    Thursdays – 1:00 – 4:00pm
    August 30 – December 6

    Storytelling is much more than just telling stories. 
    Why not step out of the box and challenge yourself to learn about telling traditional stories, storytelling with props, variety stories and reading aloud? 

    This course is for learners who are looking for employment in public, school and special libraries or for those who are just interested in learning more about storytelling.

    As you take the challenge you will learn much more than stories!  
    Storytelling will increase:

    • Self- confidence
    • Poise in dealing with the public
    • Confidence in public speaking situations
    • Capability to present oral reports  eg) to the department head or board of directors
    • Strategies for relating to the public
    • Flexibility in responding to changing situations – thinking on your feet
    • Background in children’s literature
    • Clarity of speech

    The course culminates in the presentation of a storytelling program to a group of school children.  This is your opportunity to network in a school setting and try out your ‘on-the- job’ skills.

    Take this opportunity to be mentored by Mary Hays.  Mary is a professional storyteller with a background in school and public library program presentation.


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