Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Storytellers of Canada

Just joined the Storytellers of Canada.

Looking for a storyteller? This is the place.


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Scandalous Guelph

We had a wonderful time at this event. Hope to do it again one day!

Projected images from Guelph’s past form the backdrop as Jay Wilson, storyteller, presents an array of tales from Guelph’s seamier side. True stories of scandal, murder, intrigue brought to life. Not for the faint of heart, these “ripping yarns” will have you on the edge of your seat. Part lecture, part theatre. You are in for a wild ride. Where does Jay find such scandalous tales? Why the local library of course. Not for children.

This indoor event was performed at the Guelph Library Main Branch 100 Norfolk St.

Thanks to all who attended!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Guelph and the tale of The Unfortunate Man 1889

Did you miss this tale this past Halloween? Do not fret. If you wish to take in this chilling tale of murder, just ask. jaywalkingguelph@gmail.com

$25 per person. Minimum 4 people in your group, maximum 16 people per tour.

I will take you on this walking tour anytime, any day.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Tea and Tales Guelph

As a "Thank You" to the Guelph guild of Storytellers and the Guelph Enabling Garden I wrote and recited this little ditty.


Photo: Bruce Shapka
Had fun doing it too!

Would you like a custom recitation for your special occasion? 


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Actor For Rent

If you are looking for a unique way to spice up your get-together, my rates are reasonable and my reviews have all been more than favourable.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022


 She's retired, but every once in a while she makes an appearance.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Do you do parties?

As a young lad studying drama, I was intrigued by actors such as Edmund Kean who could recite large passages of text at the drop of a hat. Over the years I accumulated a number of recitations from various sources. 

When called upon, I put together performances that draw from this vast array of material floating around in my head. I am also proud of the fact that these performances are environmentally friendly. No paper, props, or stage effects: just stories, and an audience. Nothing remains following a performance except the memories.

It makes for a unique morning, afternoon, or evening of entertainment that I am sure you will enjoy.

I have entertained at Probus clubs, Rotary clubs, private functions, staff parties, Arts Council events, corporate functions...