Salon #5 – Kira Van Deusen – Storyteller

Creative Neighbours Salon #5

Kira Van Deusen, Storyteller

Kira Van Deusen

Some oral storytellers can be found in classrooms, some on concert stages, and still others at the kitchen table – telling everything from personal stories to sacred epics from around the world.

Over 25 years Kira’s storytelling path has taken her to all these places and more, but first on voyages to Siberia, Nunavut, and into Van


This is the View from Pond Inlet, Nunavut

couver’s Persian world – listening to elders and gathering stories.

She will share with us her journey to Nunavut in 2004, including some issues surrounding Inuit traditional knowledge – the effects of colonization and global warming. She’ll also share a part of the popular Inuit epic of the shaman-hero Kiviuq.

Your Salonnieres: Mary Bennett ( visual artist and community catalyst
and Kira Van Deusen ( storyteller, writer, musician.

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Place: MLA David Eby’s Community Office, 2909 West Broadway (at Bayswater)

Time: Doors open 6 pm Potluck finger food; 7 pm Presentation and Q&A; 8 pm Socialize

Bring: Dessert or finger food for sharing.

Flyers and cards about upcoming arts and culture events you’re connected with.

The venue is Zero-Waste. Please bring your own serving dishes. We provide cups and small plates.


Questions? Contact


Volunteer help for set-up; promotion, photography, interviewing artists gratefully received. NOTE: As Mary cannot be at this one and Kira is doing the presentation WE NEED 1-3 PEOPLE TO ASSIST BY COMING EARLY AND CLOSING UP. Please send email to ASAP if you can help. Unless we have at least 6 registrants by September 23 and some assistance, we will postpone the salon to another time.

Thank you to Vancouver Foundation for funding this project and to Kits House for administering the Neighbourhood Small Grants program in Vancouver’s West Side.

Poster  – please share. cnskiravandeusensept2016


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