Mary is available during the day, evenings and weekends.
Available upon request
For more than a decade Mary has been telling stories to delighted audiences in Ottawa. She has performed at the Ottawa StoryTellers’ Fourth Stage series at the National Arts Centre, at The Tea Party, the West End Well, the Children’s Storytelling Festival, the Billings Ghost Walk and in several adult education programs. She has also ventured outside the city to tell at the Sharon Temple Storytelling Festival and the Toronto Storytelling Festival.
Mary is co-coordinator of two Ottawa StoryTellers' series, Stories & Tea at The Tea Party and Tellers at the Well at the West End Well, and has taught the Introductory Storytelling Workshop for Ottawa StoryTellers.
Mary specializes in stories for adults but she has experience telling to younger audiences. Renowned for her exquisite sense of language, Mary is a subtle master of the literary tale. She favours folktales and fairy tales with strong heroines and sound plots, but her listeners should be ready for some surprises.
Mary’s wit flashes with quicksilver humour; her insight unveils hidden truths in poetic turns of phrase.