1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling

DateIn person every Friday night
(We are ONLINE once every quarter)
Time8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Doors open around 7:30 PM
LocationSt. David’s Parish Hall
49 Donlands Avenue, Toronto, ON
(across from Donlands TTC Station)

New storytellers are always welcome!

Every Friday night since 1978, storytellers and listeners have been gathering in downtown Toronto for an open evening of oral stories. 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.

Pay what you can: $5 suggested


World Water Day 2024

We are excited to be partnering with the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) to present a special evening of stories about water to mark World Water Day. This will be a curated evening of featured stories and it will take place in person at St. David’s Anglican Church. Anna Kerz will host. Doors open around 7:30 PM and storytelling will begin at 8:00 PM.

HOST • Anna Kerz

Friday, March 29, 2024


Judith Cohen will host. If you have a story that you would like to share, please join early and let Judith know, or raise your “virtual hand” if a story comes to mind. Virtual doors open around 7:30 PM and storytelling will begin at 8:00 PM. New storytellers are always welcome!

HOST • Judith Cohen

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