On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 our ‘Stories in the Club’ theme was ‘Adult Fairytales’. There were slightly less people than usual, but still we had 80 storylovers.
Tellers were Teeya Blatt, Ollie Heathwood, John Imbrogno, Sarah Temporal and Jenni Cargill-Strong.
Teeya told an original fairytale, The Princess and the Bag of Stones, which she wrote for a young girl who was having trouble dealing with the separation of her parents and adjusting to a new school.
John told the chilling tale of Bluebeard, the serial killer.
Ollie improvised and co-created a rollicking, humourous adventure story, peppered with social commentary, with the audience.
Jenni retold an ancient, dark, sexy, trickster version of ‘Red Riding Hood’ from France, ‘The Grandmother’s Tale’ or ‘Le Histoire du Grandmere’.
Sarah ended with her poetic piece which reimagines Rapunzel, which she also told at Vagina Conversations #3.
At the end, John Imbrogno lead us to sing a simple song in celebration of mothers. Beautiful!
More photos here.