Storytelling series celebrates Canadian poet and performer

A performance will celebrate Canadian poet and performer Pauline Johnson at the McMillan Arts Centre November 22.

This year marks 100 years since the passing of Canadian poet and performer, Pauline Johnson, and a performance will celebrate the figure at the McMillan Arts Centre November 22.

The performance is part of the Tales for the Telling series. The series has been very successful, introducing storytelling for adults to the Oceanside area.  This month will bring well-known storyteller from Nanaimo Margaret Murphy performing her acclaimed storytelling show, Double Life:  The Story of E. Pauline Johnson, accompanied by singer and guitar player Sue Averill.

Pauline Johnson was of dual heritage: Mohawk and English. From 1892-1909, Johnson performed her own stories, poems and plays across Canada, the United States and England. Defying all the social conventions of the day, this single, Native woman mesmerized audiences everywhere. Johnson’s own story shines as brightly as her work.  Murphy will bring her story to life on the McMillan concert stage. The tickets are $10 at the door. The performance starts at 7:30.

 

—Submitted by Marva K. Blackmore

 

 

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