For over 25 years storytellers and storylisteners have been gathering every Friday evening to tell and to listen to stories. Since January of 1989 we have been meeting at St. George the Martyr Church in downtown Toronto. As of this coming Friday (March 4, 2005) the 1,001 Friday Nights has a new home: Innis College on the University of Toronto campus. About 12 blocks north of its home for the past 15 years and, coincidentally (in the way that stories often are) only a few blocks east of where we met prior to St. George the Martyr Church - from Brunswick and Sussex to Sussex and St. George.
This Friday night, our launch of this new chapter in the life of the Friday Nights, we have invited Judy Rebick to join us. Judy has just published Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution on sale at the Toronto Women's Bookstore (who are organising the official book launch on International Women's Day, March 8th). Ten Thousand Roses (reviewed in yesterday's Globe and Mail) is an oral history of four decades (the 60s through 90s) of the Canadian women's movement and a must-read for all storytellers and activists. Join us Friday, March 4, 2005 at 8:00 pm for a storytellers celebration of international women's day and help us launch a new chapter of storytelling in Toronto.
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