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WHERE'S MARY?
Mary telling stories at the local library.Mary Hays is teaching and performing all over the province of Alberta, and across Canada. She taught storytelling at SAIT Polytechnique, Library Information Technology Program for 20 years. She trained 300 storytellers through that program! She wants to bring the wealth of her experience to you and your group! Call Mary at 403-556-2818 to talk about creating a storytelling training program for your group or work place. Private coaching can be individualize to meet your needs.

Mary is currently performing with Alberta storytellers Karen Gummo, Betty Hersberger, and poet, Marie Bryce. Their travelling performance, "Wise and Wilful Women", transports you to 1935. This story gives voice to Lady Isabella Lougheed, Mary Scott Widner, and Nellie McClung, three historical characters dedicated to social justice.

See the schedule below for dates, or Contact Mary for your own performance.

Mary tells Stories of the Blackfoot.

Mary has studied the Blackfoot stories for many years
with her mentor, Louis Soop - Black Plume. She tells
the story of creation and the story of the Sundance
which provide the foundation for Naapi, the Trickster
and his stories that teach lessons for all of creation.

UPCOMING
STORYTELLING SESSIONS
WITH MARY HAYS

Stories of the Blackfoot People
With Mary Hays & Louis Soop
Sunday, Sept 3
Heritage Park, Yellow Otter Tipi
20 minute sessions at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm
Details Here

Mary speaking at the Didsbury Canada 150 Storytellers event in June 2017.

At "Stories that Transform a Nation"
Didsbury Canada 150 event
Photo by Carolyn Harley

Mary is involved in a travelling performance called Wise and Wilful Women.

Mary is currently performing with other Alberta
storytellers in a travelling performance,
"Wise and Wilful Women". This story gives voice
to Lady Isabella Lougheed, Mary Scott Widner,
and Nellie McClung, three historical characters
dedicated to social justice.

To learn more about storytelling, attend these TALES (The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling) events.
Tellarounds the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7 - 9 pm at Loft 112, 535 - 8 Ave SE Calgary. Suggested donation: $5.00. Everyone welcome.

    Check back in the fall for a list of TALES Tellarounds

You can also find Mary Hays at these TALES Storytelling Cafes.
Held at 7 pm at Shelf Life Books, #100, 1302 - 4 Street SW, Calgary. Suggested donation: $10.00. Everyone welcome.

Date Story Host(s)
    Check back in the fall for a list of TALES Cafes
PAST STORYTELLING SESSIONS

First Nations Storytelling, Msgr Neville Anderson School
See Olds First, Summer Oldstice
Stories that Transform a Nation, Didsbury Canada 150
Tales and Tunes about Strangers in a New Land at the Lido Pop-Up Library in Kensington
"Run, Run as Fast as You Can", Irricana Library
Legislative Assembly of Alberta Gallery
Edgemont School - Blackfoot Stories
Heritage Park - Yellow Otter Tipi
Heritage Park - Nellie McClung House
Lougheed House Museum
Garrison Green Seniors
St. Albert Elementary School
Penhold Junior - Senior High School
Mountain View Arts Festival, Didsbury
Siksika Outreach High School
Siksika Young Parent Program
TALES Storytelling Festival - Edmonton
Spine Tingling TALES - Edmonton
Alberta Culture Days - Olympic Plaza, Calgary
World Storytelling Day - Olds Municipal Library

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