Viva Voce is a storytelling coffeehouse event, produced by Blue Canoe and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. This event is an evening of coffeehouse-style storytelling, youth select or write stories connected to a theme and perform them in any storytelling style such as traditional storytelling, singing, dancing, performing, etc. Viva Voce was created in 2014 by Tiana Prince and Alex Oliver, who curated the event for the following year before handing off currating duties to Melissa Prince and Stephanie McColm who curated until 2017.

Currently, Viva Voce is curated by Maureen Barnes and Ally Pajak, as curators, they are responsible for selecting a theme, interviewing storytellers and hosting the event.

If you would like more information on Viva Voce or would like to be part of our storytelling events, email us at any time at

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