Monday, April 27, 2009

It's story-time

Well, it's almost story time. This Friday evening, my alter-ego Eugene Knapik be participating in a special night of stories at 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling. We remember where we walked is associated with Jane's Walk, an assortment of walks around Toronto neighbourhoods with local guides, in honour of the late Jane Jacobs.

Here's what it says on the storytelling website: As a warmup to the weekend, we are presenting a special program of stories about Toronto, four of them told in our usual location at the Innis Café and a fifth story combined with a walk onto the University campus.

Storytellers Pat Bisset, George Blake, Anna Kerz, Eugene Knapik, and Mark Jenkins will recount tales (some historical and the others personal) about the Island, Fort York, the Junction, Kensington Market, and the University.

Like other Jane's Walk events, this one will have free admission. (There will not be any time for an open stage this evening.)

Location: Location: Innis College Café
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
(Corner of Sussex and St. George, one block south of Bloor)

I'll be telling stories related to the area known as The Junction. My father had a business there for many years as did my grandfather, who ran an outfit called The Queen City Leatherworks, making gloves for the railwaymen.

If any Toronto readers of this blog are looking for an interesting and unusual evening activity, come on out to Innis College and be sure to say hi.


Candy Minx said...

Sounds like a blast!

Gardenia said...

Awwww, I wish I could be there. No wonder you have such a good sense for your environment. If your talent for telling is as good as it is for writing, I doubly wish I could be there for a listen.

Wandering Coyote said...

How cool! I'd totally go if I were in the area! Good luck!