Telling stories through voice and gestures is loved around the world, with groups of people participating in this rich tradition of passing down myths, beliefs, spirituality, traditions and more to the next generation through story.  We have an opportunity to share cultural folktales, exchange narratives, challenge who we are and create new stories, history and memories, one story at a time.

Kesha Christie is a professional storyteller who believes storytelling is about sharing cultural experience, engaging the imagination, provoking the way we think and inspiring fresh perspectives.

She shares her passion for stories and the importance of storytelling with listeners through performances and workshops.  In schools, libraries, at festivals, as well as community, corporate and special events.

Examples of stories told (including but not limited to):

Aesop fables - Stories written by Aesop, a Greek storyteller, that features animals, with human qualities. A fable always ends with a 'moral'. 

ex. The Crow and the Pitcher, A tale of two cups, etc.

African & Caribbean folktales - These stories share cultural experience and morals/lessons.

ex. Pearl of Wisdom, The special pumpkin, etc.

Trickster folktales -  Trickster tales are used to entertain and often to teach lessons about how to behave and treat other people.

Ex. Anancy/Anansi, Tortoise and more

How and Why stories   - Stories that explain why an animal or plant looks or acts the way it does, or how a natural phenomenon came to be.

ex. How rabbits ears got so long - How chameleon became the teacher, etc.

Historical  - Stories that take place in the place in the past

ex. Canadiana, etc

Original - stories with a unique narrative or fresh interpretation of a familiar concept.

Ex. Right Name - Cultural based story - Jamaican, etc.

Kesha also hosts as weekly podcast called Walk Good and has a YouTube channel, Talkin' Tales which amplify stories.  

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