Tues Nov 21st – last show of the year!

8 Nov

Our final show of the year is almost upon us!

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/125876574749786/

2017 nov 21st

True Stories (Told Live) Toronto

Tues Nov 21st @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)
We’ll finish around 10pm


Jo-Ann Blondin
Jeremy Bondy
Kari Reynolds
Making a VERY rare musical appearance, Graham Isador
And, all the way from Sydney Australia, Samantha Sutherland!

Hosted by Marsha from YesYesMarsha.com
See you on the 21st!

GHOST Stories Toronto – Tues Oct 24th!

6 Oct
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Ghost Stories Told Live Toronto
Spooky Storytelling Event Returns to The Garrison! 
Our wildly popular show GHOST Stories (Told Live) Toronto is back!

This fundraiser for free show True Stories Told Live Toronto features storytellers telling (mostly) true stories about eerie things that happened to or near them. Featuring some of True Stories Told Live’s previous favourites, and a few new faces. Plus the annual and ever popular Ghostbusters Theme Singalong!

Storytellers include:

– Dan Yashinksy (Director, Toronto Storytelling Festival)
– Sage Tyrtle
– Chris Graham
– Martin Perelmuter
– Rhiannon Archer



Tues Oct 24th @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)

$10 advance, $15 door. Tickets from https://ti.to/true-stories-told-live/ghost2017

Hosted by Marsha from YesYesMarsha.com

Please join our Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/truestoriestoronto
For more – plus to join the very infrequent mailing list – go to:


Links from last show – and info about Ghost Stories Toronto, Oct 24th!

20 Sep

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Thank you so much for coming out last night – what a lovely time!

Here are links as promised:

Sage Tyrtle​’s show tomorrow (Thurs) night – where I will be telling the story of my solo (!) marathon – is FREE and it’s at CSI 192 Spadina, 7:30 – 10pm:

Also, our next show is Oct 24th – details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/171239023453993/

Now to last night:

Grace Smith​ (teenage dreams are hard to beat)’s improv troupe can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jambabies

Kate Hodgson​ (campus literally modelled on a prison) works for a wonderful charity called One Laptop Per Child, who rovide Educational Technology and Workshops to Indigenous students. Find them (and donate!) here:

Anto​ Chan (buttoning) hosts weddings and other events -find his website here: http://www.antochan.com and he’s at http://www.instagram.com/antopunfu

Erin Rodgers​ (emo market research) runs an amazing show called Storystar​. Find interviews with storytellers here: http://storystarshow.com

Sage Tyrtle, as well as hosting THIS show tomorrow (Thurs) : https://www.facebook.com/events/508768939461411/
is running her WONDERFUL storytelling 7 week workshop, which I have done and i INSIST you do. Get $50 off with the code Storytelling. Here:

Seriously. Do it.

And if you want some stories and storytelling tips from me – or to hire me to help you work on your stories, write your sales page, or to come and run a workshop at your business (or speak at your conference), then I’d love to!

Next show is Oct 24th! Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/171239023453993/

See you then!


GHOST Stories Toronto show, Tues Oct 24th!

19 Sep

Our yearly fundraiser full of (mostly) true stories about ghosts, halloween, and other spooky things.

Includes the ever-popular Singalonga-Ghostbusters Theme Tune!

Tickets are $10 advance, from here:


Seeeeeee yoooooooou theeeeeere!

Save the date: next show, Tues Sept 19th (& links)

28 Jun

Next show Tues Sept 19th – details coming soon!

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THANK YOU to everyone who came along for the June show. What a WONDERFUL time we had!!

Here are links as promised:

Evan Carter​ (supporting Dionne Warwick) can be found on his website http://evancarter.com and on twitter https://twitter.com/EvanCarterCmedy

Norman Perrin​ (fish mine)’s show is during the Fringe – details here: https://fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/lantern-tales-ottawa-valley

Erin Rodgers​ is on twitter https://twitter.com/mediumknight. Her (our!) show “Tough” is on at the Winnipeg Fringe here: http://www.winnipegfringe.com/performer-detail.aspx?kw=Erin+Rodgers+ and we’ll be showing it in Toronto in October.
She’s also worth a follow on Facebook, as she is hilarious

Finally, Hisham Kelati​ (badass mom) is on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hishamkelati and Instagram http://www.instagram.com/hishamkelati
AND he has a Friday night show at the Underground Comedy Club “New Material Comedy Show” at 11PM

Follow him now so you can show off to your friends in years to come that you knew him way back when.

Finally, our Artist In Residence, Natalie Czerwinski​ can be found for House Portrait commissions and prints on her website http://www.natalieczer.com and instagram and Instagram http://www.instagram.com/natalieczer

We’ll have more posters at the next show – or if you’re desperate for one and can come to one of the coffee shops of West Toronto, message me and I’ll get one to you!

I, as always, can be found at Yes Yes Marsha​ on my site http://www.yesyesmarsha.com, on instagram http://www.instagram.com/yesyesmarsha, or you can follow me on Facebook – pretty much everything I post is public.

Thank you SO MUCH! Next show is TUES SEPT 19th!
If you want a heads-up, join the infrequent mailing list at http://yym.ca/tstlto



Next show THIS TUES!

19 Jun

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Last show of the Summer, and it’s a SMASHER!

Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1509735359045753

Tues June 27th @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)
We’ll finish around 10pm


Featuring stories from:

Erin Rodgers
Hisham Kelati
Kaila MacMillan
Monisha Sood Rahemtulla
and very special guest Evan Carter!

Hosted by me, Marsha from YesYesMarsha.com

The show is a really lovely night, friendly and warm. There is a 20 minute interval, but quite a few people come on their own with a book or something, so if you fancy doing that, you won’t be the only one.

If you want to come early and grab some food, they have hot dogs (incl veg and vegan ones), or The Lakeview diner (est. 1932) is a few steps away, with the best shakes (I love banana-vanilla) and sweet potato fries in Toronto.


Want a reminder on the morning of the show? Join our infrequent mailing list here: http://www.yym.ca/tstlo1

See you there!


Save the date – next show June 27th! Plus links from last show

7 Jun

Next show June 27th! Details coming soon!

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Thank you to everyone who came along last Tuesday! Thanks for continuing to be THE BEST AUDIENCE in Toronto.

Here are links!

Talib Hussain​ (first love/India trip) does both business and relationship coaching, and writes an excellent blog. Here’s a post about another relationship he had.. with Sour Key candies

AHI​ (composed the song for the lovers) can be found on his website (and all social) at www.ahimusic.com.

Ted Morris​ (inappropriate musician) is on social media everywhere as @dogtorted – find him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/dogtorted and look out for him at the Spirits Bar & Grill​ Pride show

Paul Hutcheson​ (boyfriend likes tea) runs an EXCELLENT comedy show at The Steady Cafe & Bar​ on Bloor (near Dufferin) called “Hutch & Friends”. Next one is June 23rd – keep up with him on twitter here: https://twitter.com/canuckhutch

If you want to get some free storytelling tips, you can on my Yes Yes Marsha​ site at www.yesyesmarsha.com.
I also send out weekly advice and stories – sign up (and get my free guide for how to remember names) at http://www.yesyesmarsha.com/names

Also, if you work for an organisations (corporate or NGO/non-profit) and are interested in having me come in and teach your guys about the power of (and how-to of) storytelling, I’d be DELIGHTED to chat – email me marsha@yesyesmarsha.com

Next show is June 27th! Details coming soon. You can be reminded of them if you join our very infrequent email list at http://yym.ca/tstlto1