A fresh start! As you can see, my website is under construction. It’s a long story about how all my material disappeared and maybe one day I will tell you all about it. But rest assured. Storytelling is alive and well out of my way.

Here’s what’s going on:

Come to the Millenium Library in downtown Winnipeg on November 8, for Storytelling in the Round. Marc Kuly and I will be there from 2:00 pm to 3:00 PM.

Come to the beautiful village of St. Georges on the Winnipeg River on November 12. Celebrate Canada Storytelling Night with me and fellow raconteur Sheldon Sveinson, and musicians Michel Dupas and Shannon Shewchuk. We’ll be telling at Librarie Allard in town. Our show is called The Cranberry Feast.

I am excited about leading a workshop on climate change later on November 27. This workshop will be recording stories of participants about their responses to climate change. It’s funded by the University of Athabasca, in Edmonton. We are calling the event The River of Change, and it will also feature a catered lunch by The Spicy Radish restaurant in Whitemouth.

Later on, in December, I will be giving a house concert in San Francisco at the home of the well-known storyteller, Ruth Stotter. The show is called Night Rider in the Magic Garden and I am really looking forward to the evening.

On December 13, I am telling stories at a unique event in Kenora at the Lake of the Woods Brewery, called Starry Starry Night and will feature music from local artists as well as artists from Winnipeg and my telling of The Story of Silent Night. So why am I doing so much work outside Winnipeg? Well, because now I live on a beautiful farm in eastern Manitoba on the banks of the Whitemouth River. We have been here for four years, keeping bees, raising chickens, and taking part in the vibrant arts and recreational opportunities here, so close to Whiteshell Provincial Park and the lakes and hills of the Canadian Shield country.

You can still get a copy of my book NOW I KNOW THE WORLD IS ROUND: Stories at the End of Life. The cost is $20 plus shipping.
You can email me at mlchown@shaw.ca for information on any of the news I have posted, or to order a copy of my book.
Please be patient as I slowly rebuild my website!