Toronto Storytelling Festival

March 25 to April 3, 2011

The 33rd Annual Toronto Storytelling Festival will be a 10-day celebration of storytelling influenced by this year’s theme, The Seventh Generation: Past, Present, Future.  On Saturday March 26th at 3pm I  am thrilled to be telling stories again with the Katari Storytelling group.

Come travel to Japan with the Katari Japanese Storytellers as they tell traditional and contemporary Japanese stories.

  • FEATURING: The Katari Japanese Storytellers:  Jack Howard, Sharon Isac, Yoshiko Nakao, Momo Kano Podolosky, Yusuke Tanaka, Nathalie Vachon and Noriko Yamamoto
  • AUDIENCE: General, 10+
  • LOCATION: The Japan Foundation, Toronto: 131 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor of the Colonnade Building
  • ADMISSION: Free, RSVP required: 416-966-1600 x300 OR

For information or contact Yusuke Tanaka: 416-396-0287 or

In the past 15 years I have never seen such continuous laughter and delight from an audience.  Nathalie is engaging, funny and creative.  And she presents her stories with warmth and a contagious love of life, culture and adventure.

Yusuke Tanaka, Katari Storytelling Organizer

For a little taste of the Katari afternoon… here is my story from two years ago called Never Take the Red Train:

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