CBC Literary Prizes Presents: All Told

Fans of great stories and great radio rejoice!

CBC Literary Prizes and Confabulation — Montreal’s original monthly, all-true storytelling showcase — are joining forces! The CBC is launching a three city storytelling project called All Told — True Stories from the True North. They’ll be in Toronto, working with Raconteurs Storytelling. They’ll be in Vancouver, sharing the stage with The Flame. And they’ll be in Montreal, having a drink with Confabulation.

Join us for six stories, shared by the people that lived them. Every city has it’s own theme. For the Montreal show, we’ll be exploring the theme of Crossing the Line: stories of Deviance, Defiance, and Damning the Consequences. Expect stories of bold choices, selfishness, stepping out into the great unknown — any and all crossings of all sorts of lines, be they personal, professional, political, or moral.

Featuring stories from:
Nantali Indongo (CBC Radio, Nomadic Massive)
Matt Goldberg (Confabulation, Uncalled For)
and more

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm
Advance tickets can be purchased here:


Confabulation Presents: The Shortest Story VI

It’s that time of year again!

Confabulation is ready to kick it in to high gear for one wild and frenetic evening of two-minute tales. Our mission: jam a whole slew of these little pip-squeaks into one night! Last year we managed a whopping thirty-seven stories, and this year we’re looking for a solid thirty-five. Can we do it? Well, we’ve done it before and we’ll do it again! So if you’ve got a bold and beautiful tale that can be told in 120 seconds or less, a snapshot of human existence you might say, then sign up for Confabulation Presents: The Shortest Story VI to become a part of our living scrapbook.


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Confabulation Presents: DANGER!

With all the sinkholes, email hacks, and haunted houses lying around, the world is a terrifying place, and Confabulation wants to provide a little comfort in times like these. Let’s meet on February 6th at Mainline Theatre for Confabulation Presents: Danger! Stories of weak knees, triumph, and tenacity in the face of great peril.

Whether it’s the sound of sirens, a super secret spidey sense, or simply someone screaming, “Danger!” we all have our own alert systems. Let us know how you deal with the sense of impending doom by submitting your stories here. We provide one-on-one workshops, friendship, and support in this crazy mixed up world, so join us! There’s strength in numbers.

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Confabulation Presents: The Body

Between all the toenails, elbows, and veins, bodies are weird. Some of us are totally in sync with all our moving bits, while others are completely disconnected. However you interact with that crazy mess of limbs that transports you through your day, it’s with you 100% of the time, so you’re bound to relate to Confabulation’s January theme: The Body.


Carole Tenbrink

John Cotrocois

Jeff Gandell

Raeven Geist-Deschamps

Vadim Gran

and Gina Granter

With host Matt Goldberg


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Confabulation Presents: Family Stories

December: the most famliest month of the year! Every year, around this time, we get all squishy for our relatives, and we have to make a big thing about it, invite all our friends, and have a good ol’ fashioned “my dad is better than your dad” contest. But this is Confabulation, and we’re on a never-ending quest for truth (or the closest we can get to it), so even if you’re not into matching sweaters and rosy cheeks by the fireplace, join us for an evening of family lore and household secrets at Mainline Theatre on December 5th at 8 pm.


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Confabulation Presents: It’s Good for You

Open up and get ready for a big spoonful of storytelling medicine! Trust us. It’s good for you. No really.

On November 7th Confabulation presents: It’s Good for You (and other lies we tell ourselves). Join us as we pinch our nose, take our medicine, and wait to see what happens.

We’re still accepting stories for this event, so send in your tales of quacks, wackadoos, and placebos. Workshops, friendship, and handshakes provided!


Confabulation Presents: Taboo

From foot fetishes to swinger’s clubs to hoarding and Bronies, Confabulation is spending October getting dirty and strange as we delve deep into the theme of Taboo: Stories we shouldn’t be telling.


Jane Amro, Marika Hirtle-Lewis, Natalie Willett, Gerard Harris, and more!

Join us at 8pm on October 3rd at Mainline Theatre for an evening of the naughtiest stories we’ve ever told.



Confabulation Presents: End of the Rope

What happens when you’re pushed to the edge, a bead of sweat on the tip of your nose, nowhere to go but down? Confabulation wants to find out. This month we explore the End of the Rope: stories of people pushed to their limits, scarcely being able to hold back, or breaking free entirely.


Jennifer Ansell-Clark

Jeff Gandell

Andrea Joy

Al Lafrance

Tessa J Brown

and Michele Luchs

With your host Matt Goldberg

Join us on September 5th at 8pm at ye ol’ stompin’ ground a.k.a Mainline Theatre, 3997 St.Laurent.


Confabulation Presents: The Comeback

… and we’re back, a little sunburned, but refreshed, renewed, and replete with stories, so let’s get down to business!

August is swiftly approaching, and with it comes:

The Comeback: Stories of Rising Up, Landing on Top, or Falling to the Bottom.

Gracing the stage with tales fit for an Eye of the Tiger Montage:

Maggie McDonnell

Joe Conto

Melanie Chursinoff

Nisha Coleman

Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa

and Myke Wilder

Join us Thursday August 13th at 9pm at the Montreal Improv. 3697 St. Laurent.

Tickets are 10 bones a pop!


Vacation’s All I’ve Ever Wanted!

It’s hot, and we deserve a little vacation, if for no other reason than to head out into the world and live new stories.

We’ll be back in August with The Comeback: Stories of Rising Up, Landing on Top, or Falling to the Bottom.

If you’ve got a story, hit us up through here. We always welcome new storytellers and we love to hear what our regulars are up to. Workshops, guidance, and friendship are provided.

See you in August!


The Confabulation Team