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The Flame: Online Storytelling and Music

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Award-winning actor and one of the creators of Mom’s the Word, Deborah Williams, is bringing the hit storytelling event, The Flame, back to the Belfry on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 7 pm. 

The Flame is a storytelling series that features real people, sharing their personal true stories in front of a live audience. Since its inception in 2009, The Flame has flourished and grown into a wildly popular event that has packed venues in Vancouver and Victoria. 

Date & Time:

February 7th, 2022 

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4th Line Theatre Online Storytelling Workshop 

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4th Line Theatre kicked off their 30th Anniversary season, with a storytelling workshop with renowned Vancouver-based storyteller and writer Deb Williams. Williams last worked with 4th Line Theatre directing the 2018 production of Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow’s Crow Hill: A Telephone Play.

 

The online storytelling workshop ran over two days - Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23, 2022. In this weekend intensive, Williams shared decades of storytelling expertise with a group of participants. Following the weekend-long workshop, participants were welcomed to read and tell their stories in a virtual event via Zoom, which were live streamed on 4th Line Theatre’s YouTube channel on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Date:

January 28th, 2022

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Curated by Alysha Collie, Raven John, Deborah Williams & Dallas Yellowfly
Produced by Jordy Matheson

Inspired by Human Library created by Stop the Violence (Copenhagen)
 

After 9 years of curating and producing the Human Library, Zee Zee introduced Virtual Humanity, a new digital one-on-one platform for creating meaningful connections, twenty minutes at a time. Get a glimpse of the beauty and complexity of Two Spirit and Indigiqueer storytelling in this intimate and often life-changing exchange. One-on-one, even if we’re miles away.

Dates:

November 27th & 28th, 2021 

December 4th & 5th, 2021

The Flame: Home @ Chutzpah! Festival 

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The Flame artistic director Deborah Williams hosted a special edition for Chutzpah! Festival 2021 with a group of Jewish storytellers such as Stephen Aberle, Glenda Zenoff, Eleanor Lipov, Helen Schniederman, Avi Dolgin, Amanda Malul, and a special guest appearance from Jessica and special musical guest Anton Lipovetsky. This warm and welcoming event will bring laughter, tears, and the joy of coming together as a community to share our stories. A public storytelling workshop will take place prior to the event, with an opportunity for students to take part in the storytelling evening

Date

November 17th, 2021

The Flame: Hope Springs Eternal Edition

Photo by Dallas Yellowfly

Tune in for a night of uplifting stories filled with the fresh hope of spring from a variety of accomplished, local storytellers, hosted by award-winning actor and one of the creators of Mom's the Word, Deborah Williams. The Flame is a sold-out monthly storytelling event, celebrating its 12th season. Well-known in the Vancouver storytelling community for being a sizzling storytelling series, The Flame features personal, true stories: shared with a live audience.

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Date

October 15th, 2021

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The Flame was back to the Belfry on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 7 pm.

Featuring host Deborah Williams with storytellers Daniela Pinto, Dave Morris, Jéssica Navarro, Femi Heqet, Salma Yamel, and Sara Rose. Enrique Rivas was the musical guest.

The Flame is a storytelling series that features real people sharing their true personal stories in front of a live audience. Since its inception in 2009, The Flame has flourished and grown into a wildly popular event that has packed venues in Vancouver and Victoria.

Stream the show below  

Date

October 4, 2021

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The Flame was back to the Belfry on Monday, January 13th, 2020, at 7 pm.

This edition of The Flame was hosted by Deb Williams. It featured Stephen Tax, Aziza Moqia Sealey-Qaylow, Ann Walsh, Mark Leiren-Young, Andrea Scott, KP Dennis, Rick Waines, and Michelle Poirier Brown.

The Flame is a storytelling series that features real people sharing their true personal stories in front of a live audience. Since its inception in 2009, The Flame has flourished and grown into a wildly popular event that has packed venues in Vancouver and Victoria.

Stream audio below

Date

January 13, 2020