Friday, May 18, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018


OAT CAKES AND HEARTACHES - Stories from Scotland

March 26th, 2018, at 7:30 at 1831 Fern St. Admission $15 at the door

 Kathie Kompass and Mary Wiggin



Proudly Presented by the Victoria Storytellers' Guild


What listeners are saying about Oatcakes and Heartaches...

"Beautiful stories, beautifully told."
(Audience member, Ottawa)

Would not have missed this for the world. We loved it!
(Audience members, Ottawa)

"Och! I approve!"
(A listener who emigrated to Canada from Scotland)

"This is amazing!"
(Young teen listener, February 2018)

"How do you do that? I could see pictures inside my head when you were talking."
(Grade 6 student, February 2018)
Our Storytellers

Kathie Kompass
A storyteller since 1983, Kathie enjoys the language 

and images of older stories as well as the brevity and 

punchiness of a modern tale. The adventure, the 

mischief and the countryside found in this concert's 

Scottish tales tickle her tongue as they unfold and 

seem to tell themselves.  She has told stories in 

libraries, churches, summer camps, private parties,

elementary and high schools, Concordia University 

and for Girl Guide Groups. Kathie is a regular at the 

Ottawa Storytelling festival and performed at the

Toronto Storytelling Festival and at the National 

Arts Centre in Ottawa. She co-leads the beginning

storytellers course for the Ottawa StoryTellers.


Mary Wiggin

Renowned for her exquisite sense of language, Mary is a master of literary works as well as folk and fairy tales. Her stories flash with quicksilver wit and glimpses of hidden truths revealed in poetic turns of phrase. She favours folktales and fairy tales with strong heroines and sound plots. Her  rock-solid, no-nonsense delivery style is the perfect set-up for the uncanny, the fantastic and the surprising.

For more than a decade, Mary has been a featured teller at the National Arts Centre, storytelling events in the Byward Market, the Bytown Museum, and at schools, seniors’ centres, festivals, libraries and conferences. She has coordinated Ottawa storytellers' events for many years and with Kathie, facilitates Welcome to StoryTelling: 10 Things You Need to Know, the beginners' workshop offered by Ottawa StoryTellers.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Next Stories at Fern

Join with the Victoria Storytellers Guild  on March 19 2018 as they celebrate 
World Storytelling Day.  This year's theme is "Wise Fools."
Host for the evening will be Lee Porteous.
1831 Fern St, Victoria BC  Doors open at 7:15
The public is always welcome.

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