Lineup of storytellers revealed for upcoming YouTube event

By Staff

A journalist, a director, an instructor, and multiple authors will be presenting their travel videos for the upcoming Six-Minute Escape event organized by the Arts Council Haliburton Highlands and the Haliburton Reads and Writes Committee.

Presented via YouTube on Saturday, Oct. 3, the special online event will allow viewers to travel vicariously through the experiences of others during a time when international travel has been somewhat curtailed with the coronavirus pandemic.

Confirmed presenters include journalist Ted Barris, author Susanna Kearsley, author Tom Taylor, novelist Sue Reynolds, director Kate Campbell, instructor Tammy Rea, author Patti Collins and author Deborah Murphy.
Erin Kernohan-Berning, branch services librarian with the Haliburton County Public Library, and Kate Butler, director of the Haliburton Highlands Museum will co-host the event.

“This program will give us all a much-needed escape to new places,” said Kernohan-Berning in a media release about the event. “We’ll get to see parts of the world through the eyes, and words, of these travellers.”

Following the eight short videos, viewers will be invited to an online after party where they can ask questions of the presenters.

“We will not be able to mingle in the same room, but we will have the chance to chat with these world travellers,” Butler said.

There is no charge to watch the Six-Minute Escape, but the arts council would appreciate donations, which can be made at their GoFundMe page: www.gofundme.com/f/6-minute-escape.

You can tune in to the broadcast on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. through the Reading Writing Connections website: www.reading-writing-connection.ca or by finding Haliburton Reads and Writes on Facebook.