Summer - Fall 2017

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Enjoy Some Remarkable "Encounters!"

I've had the pleasure of being a guest onencounters the first program of "Encounters," a seven-part series of intimate conversations with remarkable women on the topic of belonging.

The producer and host of "Encounters" is Toko-pa, a writer and dreamworker who has spent many years guiding people into their dreams.

In our conversation, Toko-pa and I discussed the Grimm's story, "The Briar Rose," and we delved into many of the issues the story raises about exclusion, loss, and the reawakening of the feminine.

As soon as the series debuted on August 15, "Encounters" had 4,000 listeners, and I am very touched by what some have said about the warmth and depth of our conversation. Here are a couple of our listeners' comments:

"I managed to listen to the first Encounter and I wanted to write to you personally to say a big thank you for this wonderful initiative, and for sharing such beautiful soulful dialogues. I truly feel it nourished my soul. The story and the conversation touched me and resonated with me so very much, particularly at this time. It spoke very deeply to me." - M.G.

"I have listened two times to Michelle Tocher's Encounter with Toko-pa and have opened a new door which I am stepping into ... so warm and comforting in here." - T.B.

Encounters is a precursor to the publication of Toko-pa's book Belonging, launching in September, which is sure to be a treasure.

The series will be available until September 28, and you can hear all the conversations, free of charge, by registering here.

Breaking Spells: A Powerful Interview Series


The beautiful spring issue of the Immanence Journal is out -- and so is our interview series on spells!

In the three programs Hannah Custis and I discuss three questions. What can fairy tales can tell us about how we come under spells in life? How do we become aware that we're under one? And how are spells broken?

To view the first program, click here.

To see programs 2 and 3, please subscribe to Immanence. For a nominal fee you can have access to interviews, poetry, art, and jargon-free articles that demonstrate the power of myth in life.

My Blog: Bringing Fairy Tales to Lifefairytale1

I've had a blog for some time now and I just love posting articles, original stories (sometimes even unpublished ones!) monologues, cartoons, and audio performances.

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Check Out Storytelling Toronto

Storytelling Toronto is a lively community of storytellers who have a depth of knowledge and experience in storytelling. In addition to holding an annual spring Festival, Storytelling Toronto offers regular storytelling events and a banquet of courses for anyone interested in telling stories. For more information, click here.

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