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Telling Tales Storytelling Workshop

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Friday, 3 November 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Telling Tales Storytelling Workshop

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Type End Quantity
General Admission ticket. Each participant needs a ticket. Children/youth must be accompanied by an adult.
3 Nov 2017 Free  
Child/Youth (Grade 1-8)
General Admission ticket for child/youth. Each participant needs a ticket. Guests can choose their sessions on the day. Space for some workshops is limited. Must be accompanied by an adult.
3 Nov 2017 Free  

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Discover your own storytelling powers at our new creative workshop that focuses on telling stories through writing, illustration, drama, poetry, and music. This FREE morning workshop is for families and kids in Grades 1 to 8. Tickets are for general admission for the morning. Guests will be invited to choose their specific sessions on they day. Space for some workshops is limited. Children/youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop presenters include:

 Jean Assamoa  “Akwaba” or “welcome” to an introduction to African culture!  Jean Assamoa’s presentation introduces African culture through a blend of imaginary discovery, music, and storytelling. He has been teaching, performing and presenting for over 20 years in Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. Founder, CEO and artistic director of Akwaba Cultural Exchange, Jean is Canadian but was originally born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


Creative Theatre Company Join Creative Theatre Company directors  Jennifer Walton and Claudette Brundage for interactive theatre game sessions where everyone gets to play. Jen and Claudette  have been teaching talented young people since 1990. They offer extracurricular acting classes to students in Grades 2-12, summer acting camp, workshops for schools and the community, and skill-building corporate workshops.


Kevin Sylvester There is no such thing as a mistake when you’re drawing! Learn how to turn scribbles into great art with award winning illustrator, author and broadcaster Kevin Sylvester. Kevin Sylvester learned to draw when he was 10 and now he writes and illustrates everything from murder mysteries and science fiction, to books on sports and financial literacy. His sci-fi series MINRS is already a bestseller and has achieved critical success. HisNeil Flambé Capers is now at six books and his second picture book, Super-Duper Monster Viewer, was released in 2016. Kevin’s non-fiction titles include: BaseballogySports Hall of WeirdGold Medal for Weird, and Basketballogy.


Melanie Florence  Develop your writing skills in this workshop with Melanie Florence.Melanie Florence is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage. Her close relationship with her grandfather sparked her interest in writing about Aboriginal themes and characters. She is the author of picture books Missing Nimama, which won the 2016 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, and Stolen Words and teen novels He Who DreamsThe MissingOne Night, and Rez Runaway


Hamilton Youth Poets. Spoken word is the art of telling authentic stories with the voices of young witnesses, celebrating their identity and finding a common ground through their narratives. Come to this session to learn more. The Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) have created a youth-focused spoken word community and a growing platform for youth to speak and be heard. Year-round, HYP-lead, friendly poetry competitions emphasize community and self-expression through hip-hop poetry, oral storytelling, and spoken word.



Q1: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket to the event. For families, please have a ticket per person (Child/Youth or Adult) - this will help us keep track of registrations.

Q2: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking available at Boys and Girls Club on Ellis Avenue. HSR Bus stops on Barton at Frederick (Numbers 1250 and 1223)

Q3: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email



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Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton
45 Ellis Avenue
Hamilton, ON L8H 4L8

Friday, 3 November 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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