Storytelling with Abegael Fisher-Lang

Abegael HeadshotAbegael Fisher-Lang, far from her Nova Scotian roots, is a longtime British Columbia storyteller known for her repertoire spanning the everyday to the mythopoetic. She has told folktales in a university conference, Hanukkah stories in a barn, myths on a Hornby Island beach, crone tales at an initiation gathering, Celtic legends in classrooms, and epic poetry during a weekend retelling of the Finnish Kalevala.

With a background in Waldorf education, she is a member of the Imaginative Education Research Group at Simon Fraser University, and has created and presented story-based curricula with the national program TM Learning Through the Arts.

Abegael facilitates community story events, like the Welsh Mabinogion Epic Project 2003 and North Shore Storytellers’ Cric?-Crac! sessions. Recognized for her initiatives in community storytelling, she is profiled in Mentors in our Midst (West Vancouver Community Arts Council) With skill and humour, she coaches people in crafting memorable stories to celebrate life events. Abegael has directed an annual community play from the medieval Oberufer Mystery Drama Cycle since 2002. She won first place for storytelling at the North American Welsh Eisteddfod Festival 2003.

Abegael tells womens’ transformational stories, from the ancient Greek myth Demeter and Persephone to the dynamic story collage Baby crones celebrate time passing prepared for the 2003 Vancouver International Storytelling Festival.

The mother of a creative Downs Syndrome teenager, Abegael is committed to bringing the joy of storytelling to special communities. She is listening for the healing myth of our time while her son Aiden, aka King Arthur, searches in the nearby forest for swords in stones. She is embarking on a new path to storytelling and poetry therapy, inspired by his joy of language and adventure.

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Logic will take you from A to B – Imagination can take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein