FOOL - Festival Of Oral Literatures
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The Tellery presents
FOOL – festival of oral literatures
Festival Director: Dan Yashinsky
FOOL at the Rustic Owl: October 18, 25, Nov. 1
FOOL at the Farmers’ Market: Oct. 27
FOOL at the AGO: Nov. 9-11
The 2012 FOOL- festival of oral literatures is an international celebration of the arts of voice and story. FOOL was founded in 2009 by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and Dan Yashinsky as a place where artists from many disciplines can explore contemporary storytelling. It unfolds as a series of urban campfires in cafes, galleries, theatres, and farmers’ markets.
The 2012 edition features Jan Blake, from England, who brings stories from her Jamaican ancestry; Ron Evans, a Metis mythteller and oral historian; Renée Robitaille, from Québec. Local performers include Susan Coyne, Rainos Mutamba, Brian Katz, Charly Chiarelli, Morgan Jones Phillips, Zabrina Chevannes, Jennifer Dick, Celia Lottridge, and many more.
FOOL: Festival of Oral Literatures
Support: Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts
Partners: Alliance française de Toronto, Toronto Public Library, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Storytelling Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario Weston Family Learning Centre, Rustic Owl Cafe