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Welcome to Mary Louise!

Updated August 15, 2014

NOW I KNOW THE WORLD IS ROUND: Stories at the end of life, has now gone into second printing, available for purchase by clicking on
to order your copy.

You can also contact me directly and buy a copy.


Catch me telling stories in September at these locations:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre
1983 Fairfield Road, Victoria
7:30pm Admission $10
In Victoria, I will be joined by Victoria storyteller, Jennifer Ferris, who will bring her own stories of luck and magic

Saturday September 6, 2014 7:30PM
A house concert at 2498 West 5th Ave. Vancouver
Tickets $15. For reservations please contact
Seating limited so reserve early!

Take a journey through the garden of your soul as Mary Louise spins tales from her life’s work as a storyteller, musician, teacher, and shamanic practitioner. People from real life and folklore come alive through her words and music. You will hear, to the accompaniment of hammered dulcimer and drum, stories of ghosts real and imagined, of bears and dragons, and tales from her latest book, Now I know the World is Round: Stories at the End of Life.

THE IRON ROSE: The Story of Doctor Charlotte Ross
A Culture Days Canada Event
Told by Mary Louise Chown
Music by Shannon Shewchuk
Sept 19 at the Whitemouth Museum,Whitemouth MB
5:30 BBQ Supper Museum fundraiser
7:00 Story and music to follow in the Anglican Church at the museum
Supported by Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs Du Canada

May Louise tells the story of Manitoba's first female doctor, who came to the rough logging town of Whitemouth in 1880 and stayed to become the area's beloved doctor for over a quarter of a century.Local singer Shannon Shewchuk adds voice and instrumentation to the performance

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Hello! Here is a video which I have uploaded to You Tube. It's the first video I ever produced, along with my daughter, Joanna Quanbury, back in 1999. There are so many entertaining videos on the Internet, that I thought it was time to add "Doing Time". I hope you like it. You can view a later video called "The Skin of This Planet", by clicking on my links page.
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