Story is the song line of a person’s life. We need to sing it and we need someone to hear the singing. Story told, story heard, story written, story read, create the web of life in words.

Christina Baldwin

Storycatcher, 2005

Margaret Murphy

Partial Client List and Testimonials

Margaret's story-telling is powerful, compelling and extremely popular with our members. We have capacity audiences every time she performs. She fully pulls us into the time, space, language and mannerisms of her subjects; through knowing them, our Club is enriched, empowered and motivated to continue our community advocacy work.

Roberta Veenstra, President 2012-2014, Canadian Federation of University Women, Nanaimo 

Margaret Murphy as Storyteller is my "go to" presenter for audience satisfaction, intelligent and inspiring presentation and enriching entertainment. The several times that I have had her present to groups she has been entirely professional, charming and a terrific hit. Margaret's storytelling is not to be missed.

Mary Dobson, Nanaimo

Margaret Murphy is a delightful woman and a passionate storyteller who researches, writes and tells stories with feeling and understanding. She holds the audience's attention with her amazing ability to become the character she is portraying in her wonderful, historical stories.

Kathleen Saunders, Probus International, Nanaimo

I am so grateful for all that you did Margaret and for giving so much of yourself to our wonderful group. We were indeed richly blessed to have you as our facilitator. You have so many special talents and skills. Your thoughtful, and gentle presence and direction made each group session flow just as it should.

Jacque Thompson, Unity Church of Nanaimo

Margaret helps us to embrace our inherent need to share our stories with others. There is much wisdom and love in her approach. I will take this valuable information back to my community. Thank You!

Olivia Newcombe, British Columbia Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Annual Conference

Margaret both listens to story and tells story with a gentle, respectful approach. Margaret has the ability to help people deeply connect with their own story as well as the stories of others.

Shannon Farahbakhsh, Program Coordinator, Nanaimo Community Hospice Society

Margaret Murphy wove the wonderful story of Sylvia Stark. She is a consummate storyteller who keeps her audience entranced. We highly recommend her.

Margaret Cluff for the Programme Committee, Canadian Federation of University Women, Parksville/Qualicum

As a storyteller, Margaret simply shines! She has an amazing ability to draw listeners into the time and place of a story, and makes the characters come alive.

Sharon Styve, Nanaimo, BC

Margaret you are such a gift to us! As you become the person who’s story you are telling, your listeners are embraced with the power and the meaning of their lives. On behalf of FUFON, many thanks and many blessings to you.

Reinie Heydemann, Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo, BC

Partial Client List

Washington, USA

Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization


Park Lane School, Toronto

Lucy McCormick School, Toronto

Beverley Street School, Toronto

W.J. McCordic School, Toronto

C. E. Webster School, Toronto

Haney Centre, Toronto

Indian Road School, Toronto

W. J. Harvey Collegiate, Toronto

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

University of Toronto

St. Patrick’s School, Mississauga

St Mark’s School, Manotick

Centennial School, Ottawa

National Library of Canada, Ottawa

Royal Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa

Miinwashin Native Centre, Ottawa

Chiefswood National Historic Site

Toronto International Storytelling Festival

International Milk Festival, Toronto

Word on the Street Festival, Toronto

Nova Scotia

Berklay Bedford Residence

YWCA, Halifax

VOW Peace Conference, Halifax


Alberta Assoc of Radiology Managers


Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba

British Columbia

Nanaimo Fringe Festival

Canadian Federation of University Women

Salt Spring Island Hospice

BC Epilepsy Association

Heart and Stroke Foundation

United Way, Nanaimo

Coal Tyee School

Probus International: Nanaimo, Ladysmith

Unitarian Fellowship, Nanaimo

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

CoalTown Music Festival

Mine Town Days Festival

Nanaimo Arts Council

Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo Hospice Society

BCHPCA Annual Conference

VI Hospice Conference

Powell Place, Vancouver

Umbrella Women’s Centre, Vancouver

Canuck Place, Vancouver

Haro Park Seniors Centre, Vancouver

Vancouver Museum

Vancouver Planetarium

Vancouver Aquarium

G. F. Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver

Grandview Centre, Vancouver

Burnaby Women’s Correctional Institute

Crofton School, Vancouver

Word on the Street Festival, Vancouver

Vancouver Storytelling Festival

Core Centre, Vancouver

Kinsmen Centre, Richmond

University of British Columbia

Canadian Health Partners Association

Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Main & 57th Centre, Vancouver

West 8th Centre, Vancouver

Around Town Tellers, Nanaimo

Ladysmith Elementary School

UNO Festival Victoria

SC-CC Conference, Victoria

Victoria Storytellers Guild

Royal Rhodes University

VI Public Libraries

Nanaimo African Heritage Society

Brechin United Church, Nanaimo

Bowen Park CC, Nanaimo

Enterprising Toastmasters

Nanaimo Museum

Hill’s Native Art Gallery

Nanaimo Women’s Centre

Homeschool Learners Association