Beth Kaplan, winner of U of T's Excellence in Teaching award, is a writer and editor who has taught memoir and personal essay writing for 20 years at Ryerson and U of T. She developed So True: Life stories, well written, well told, a tri-annual storytelling/reading series as a venue for some of her long-term students to share their work with the world.
Each event features powerful, beautifully crafted stories around a central theme, as eight diverse writers tell honest truths about their own lives, and so about ours. Beth finishes the show with a story from her own life. So True is hosted by writer Jason Allen.
Join us next time on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at The Social Capital (upstairs at The Black Swan) on the Danforth. Doors open at 4:00 pm, as does the bar, and the show begins at 4:30. The topic is "Wanting." Admission is $10.
Stories from past events include:
My First Real Job - Ginette Whitten-Day
Fair Lady - Christopher Cameron
Late - Ruth Miller
The Stepsister - Maggie Jansen
The Visit - Maureen Heffer's powerful piece aired on CBC's Sunday Edition March 22, 2015.
The Night - Mary-Jane McPhee's essay aired on Sunday Edition December 21, 2014.
Questions? Say hello!
"My son and his girlfriend were mesmerized. He said, 'I haven't been told a story since you used to tuck me in,' and his girlfriend loved it. A whole new generation of listeners. Bravo." - Carol McPhee
"I enjoyed the entire experience. The stories were, each one equally, poignant and I both laughed and cried. I could not pick a favourite if required to." - Ginny Butler
The Social Capital (upstairs at the Black Swan)
154 Danforth Ave
May 29, 2016