1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling

Every Friday night since 1978, storytellers and listeners have been gathering in downtown Toronto for an open evening of oral stories. Since March 2020, we have been meeting on Zoom. Each Friday night is unique, and everyone is welcome to come and listen, come and tell. On these nights, we come as listeners and as tellers: we may ramble on, recite, relate, recount, retell, or recollect; however, we may never, ever read. You might hear traditional tales, stories of personal experience, literary stories, original stories, ballads, or episodes from history, all told through the human voice.

Virtual 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling

Join us online!

Our Zoom link is below.

Every Friday, 8:00 to 10:00, with a short break around 9:00

Virtual doors open at 7:30 PM EDT

To join the Virtual 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling:
click here

copy and paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/1001Fridays

If you don’t have a computer or other internet-connected device, you can join by phoning the local Zoom access number, 647 558 0588 or 647 374 4685. When asked, enter the Meeting ID: 768 576 059.

Here are some useful links
Zoom usage links
How to connect to Zoom for the first time
The official Zoom test meeting, for checking your camera and sound
How to connect to Zoom by voice-only telephone, including the important *6 and *9 phone controls
How to create an appropriate on-screen image
How to see the audience while you tell a story
How to use 'original sound' for the best audio quality
Communication links
To email Meryl, who is recording the sessions: recording@1001fridays.org
To email the Coordinating Committee about this event:
click the envelope icon at the bottom of this page.
To join our mailing list
click on the photo below of the mailbox with 1001 written on it.

Would you like to join our mailing list? We'll use it only to send you official email from 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling, and we won't share the list with anyone else. Just click the mailbox picture to the left, which will open a pop-up sign-up form.

You can click here instead, if you'd like

For a calendar of our storytelling
hosts and our special evenings,
click here or click the
calendar image.

This web site is updated by the co-webmasters Anna-Lynn Filice and Howard Kaplan on behalf of the Coordinating Committee.The other committee members are Pat Bisset, Karen Blair, Susan Boucaud, Carol Ribner, and Lynn Torrie.

There are two ways to contact the Coordinating Committee (a.k.a. the coordinators) by email.

The hard way is to manually type our email address, shown below. We know that, if you copy that address into your clipboard, it comes out scrambled when you paste it somewhere else. We have cast a magic spell upon it to ward off the creatures from the other world who harvest email addresses for spam.


The easy way is to click this envelope icon   , which will open a pop-up form that lets you send us a note.

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