The first Tales for the Telling of 2017 at the McMillan Arts is set for Jan. 13.
The event is Jarring Events and Daring Deeds: Stories Shared Around the Kitchen Table featuring Jennifer Ferris and Shirley Routliffe of Victoria. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 or $12 for Oceanside Community Arts Council members. Tickets are available online or at the MAC during operating hours (Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
Ferris and Routliffe will both be sharing personal and traditional tales that some people might believe they were being told around the kitchen table with their families and friends.
Ferris has been telling stories for 25 years. She has performed in schools, festivals, community event and nature sanctuaries. She loves to tell personal stories as well as tales of myth, magic and transformation from around the world.
Routliffe used stories when she taught in the Canadian arctic as a therapist, motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and as a therapeutic hospital clown
She engages her audience with personal stories as well as traditional tales and has told stories in a variety of setting on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, in Ontario and in the United States.
For more information, visit www.mcmillanartscentre.com
— Submitted by the MAC