Two ‘gifted orators’ coming to the Sid

Captivating Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak will appear May 11 at 2 p.m. and Janet Marie Rogers will present on June 8 and 9.

The Sid Williams Theatre Society, with funding support from the Vancouver Foundation, welcomes two gifted orators to the theatre stage.

Captivating Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak will appear May 11 at 2 p.m.

In Inuit culture, storytellers earn their craft by listening to stories told to them as children. These stories are ancient and compelling, told over and over again changing slightly with each teller’s telling.

Michael was introduced to the stories by his grandmother while he was travelling by dog team living in igloos and sod huts at the Arctic Circle.

He weaves these stories with stories of his life, a life of rapid change and adaptation. Michael’s storytelling will transport you to another world.

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As a community arts partner for Elevate the Arts, the Sid Williams Theatre Society welcomes Janet Marie Rogers on June 8 and 9.

A Mohawk writer from the Six Nations territory in southern Ontario, Janet now resides in Victoria. She began her creative career as a visual artist, and started writing in 1996.

Since then, she continues to stretch her abilities as a writer working and studying in the genres of poetry, short fiction, science fiction, play writing, spoken word performance poetry and video poetry.

In the fountain plaza on June 8, Victoria’s Poet Laureate, will present a combination of spoken word poems and readings from her latest book Unearthed as well as selected works from her newest poetry CD 6 Directions.

Don’t miss Michael Kusugak on May 11 and Janet Rogers on June 8 and 9. More information is available at

Tickets for each performance can be purchased at the Sid ticket centre, by phone 250-338-2430 or online at Member pricing is available to members of Sid Williams Theatre Society, Courtenay and District Museum, Comox Valley Art Gallery, and World Community Development Education Society.

— Sid Williams Theatre Society

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