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November 23, 2011

Mary Louise Chown: Stories at the End of Life

Now I Know the World is Round: Stories at the End of Life
November 29, 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium

Stories are also, in a way, round. 
We long for the satisfaction of an ending that brings us back home, 
that assures us that all is as it should be. 

Mary Louise’s book is an interweaving of conversations, reflections, folktales and stories told by patients in hospice and palliative care settings. The book explores the affinity between storytelling, music, and personal experience, consciously linking them together, using the themes and motifs found in myth and folktale. These two worlds can co - exist, much like an interior and exterior space, each informing the other.

Mary Louise Chown is a compelling storyteller whose tales connect the ordinary and the extraordinary. She has travelled extensively across Canada gathering stories and sharing her favourites. All things are possible in this world, and often true stories are stranger than fiction. 
Mary Louise is a trained teacher and artist and was the first Storyteller-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library.

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