V. These are my live events.

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I've been involved with live shows for many years. Click on the images below to learn more information about ongoing shows and other special presentations.


 
 

As usual, this wasn’t your average book launch. Arlene Paculan provided the music, and I provided the storytelling. Weaving music, stories, video, and pictures, Arlene and I presented an event that told the narrative of how Dreams of Kiwi came to be. And yes, there were even kiwis.

Here are some videos and photographs of the launch. The first video is the movie trailer for LifeMan: Dreams of Being a Kiwi. A big Hollywood studio adapted the book into a film. Against my wishes, they turned the book into a superhero movie. The second is an edited version of the entire performance of the launch.

Photographs by Janine Wong.

 
 

I started Stories We Don't Tell over three years ago with Brianne Benness and Stefan Hostetter. This live show is a monthly storytelling event that takes place in houses and apartments across Toronto.

What's it about?

Maybe you're thinking, "Well, this all sounds interesting, but what the hell is a live storytelling event?" Each show features new and seasoned performers sharing personal stories in front of the most engaging audience you'll find in the Toronto storytelling scene.

Can I tell a story or be in the audience?

I'm so glad you asked! To learn more about sharing a story at our event or when the next one is happening, here are some very handy interweb links for you: check out the Stories We Don't Tell Website or like our Facebook Page. Our next show is on Saturday, September 28 - RSVP by clicking on the image below.

 
 

Listen to the podcast.

Guess what? In case you were wondering what it's like at the show, we have just the thing: a podcast! The Stories We Don't Tell Podcast showcases stories from the event and discussions about storytelling. Subscribe to the podcast by clicking below on your distribution network logo of choice: iTunes or Google Play. 

 

Buy our book.

Stories We Don’t Tell is a live storytelling event held in living rooms across Toronto. For five years, hosts have warmly welcomed us and our audiences into their home where a lineup of performers share personal stories about their lives. Some stories are sad, or a little weird, or intimate, and others funny.

This anthology includes 61 stories that were all told in front of a live audience at one of our shows. The authors of these stories have generously contributed these pieces of their lives to be included in this book.

Each story created a memorable moment in front of a roomful of people. Moving through this anthology is an experience where these many moments complement and reflect each other, contradict and draw parallels, have profound wisdom and absurdity. Welcome to the Stories We Don’t Tell.

Click on the image below to get your copy today.

 

 
 

The Walking Man launch event was a multi-media presentation with storytelling, music and video. And a treadmill. Yes, a treadmill. Written and performed by me with special musical guest Arlene Paculan. Click on the images below to watch the full event and other videos related to the production.


 

 

A comedian, a musician and a storyteller come together to answer the existential question: why is John Grisham so sad? This event took place at the Bell Tower Cafe in Toronto and featured Monica Hamburg and Arlene Paculan. Photographs by Tay Moss.