What Does Charlton Heston Have To Do With It?


One doesn’t always get to choose what they inherit.

Steel City alumni and dyed-in-the-wool Hamiltonian Amy Sloan returns with a story where Moses, a.k.a Charlton Heston, plays a central role, alongside her grandmother, of course. In her spare time, she is a fiancée, a mom of three and works in health care. if you know Amy from the comedy circuit, be prepared to laugh and cry in the space of ten minutes.

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Under This Hat He’s Inherited a Brain

image1A brain in a malfunctioning body of a human person, ready to deliver a series of words strung together for your ears to absorb. Jackson is an odd yet normal-ish creature who spends a considerable amount of time thinking of ways to spend future moments doing unusual yet practical things. And he loves birds.

Come hear what Jackson’s inherited. It’s not an armoire or a scandalous secret. His story is as unique of each of our storytellers. There are 13 days left to get your tickets!



Choose Your Own Inheritance

Robin Zee

Come hear Robin Zee share about fear and courage, and choosing her own inheritance.

Robin is a storyteller, performer and mixed media artist who uses the arts for healing to touch the lives of others. Her journey includes childhood sexual abuse, human trafficking, addiction and more. Watch her first book, BorderLine Me, based on her truthful one-woman show.


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Robin Zee art

All they left me was an old…


Find out just what John Fink inherited Thursday May 2nd at the Staircase Theatre.

John is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at McMaster University. Born in 1973, he has lived in the United States, Singapore, and Canada, although he has called Hamilton home for over a decade. He enjoys bicycles, seeing cats on the street, your dog, and potatoes.


So… What did You Inherit?

Join us Thursday May 2nd at the Staircase Theatre as we hear Hamiltonians share their stories about “Inheritance.” Whether it’s armoires, jewelry, guitars, mansions, bad tempers, pets, diseases, bogus timeshares, freckles, secrets or anything else, you’ll hear six true stories live on stage from folks like Tanya…


Tanya Rumble is a fundraising leader who has raised millions for some of Canada’s largest charities including Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and now McMaster University. Returning to Hamilton a dozen years since graduating with an H.B.A., Political Science from McMaster, earning a Masters Certificate at NYU and building her career in Halton and Toronto feels like a homecoming. Tanya is naturally inquisitive and a lifelong learner both informally and formally: she is a graduate of the 2017 Association of Fundraising Professionals Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellowship, and 2010 DiverseCity Fellowship; enjoys international travel with her husband often exploring big cities and taking in sporting events and concerts along the way; a voracious consumer of podcasts; and a dedicated urbanist taking advantage of leading Jane’s Walks’ to learn more about her community. She is a Canadian, English and Irish citizen.

Click here for tickets to meet Tanya and hear five other fantastic stories.



Steel City Stories Presents “Culture Shock” ~ Meet the Storytellers!

Thursday November 15th, at the Staircase Theatre, come and hear six storytellers regale you with their tales of “Culture Shock.” You can die from physical shock, can you die from Culture Shock? We all reside in Hamilton today, but it wasn’t always so…

Meet Pierrick Gacinya, originally from Rwanda. He will host Thursday evening’s event. If you heard him tell his story about his muscles at our May 2017 event, you’ll remember a very funny guy with a hang up for the magical powers of milk.


Now… Our Storytellers…

Ben Moore is a French Immersion Teacher, Volunteer, Foodie, Reader, Knitter, Pokémaniac, Colourblind Painter, Amateur Baker, French Press Coffee Enthusiast, and Insider Member at La Maison Simons, but his cat couldn’t care less.

He calls Hamilton home today, but he thinks there are unwritten rules about city living no one tells you in advance…


Amy Sloan, a 6th generation Hamiltonian, has been writing and public speaking since grade 2 (Bronze medal at St. Margaret Mary school for reciting My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson!).  In her spare time, she is a fiancée, a mom of three and works in health care.  She is excited to be participating in her first Steel City Stories event.


Fito Molina is a musician & artist from Central America, currently living in Hamilton.  He left his home country due to the civil war, lived in Costa Rica for some time, & came to Canada in the 90’s.



Kaila MacMillan is a writer, storyteller and fiddler. She moved to Hamilton in 2017 and  aims to have tried all the best donut places by 2019. Kaila is attending med school at McMaster and previously worked as a pharmacist. Her life goals include finding balance between work and play, arts and science, and convincing her cat to go on leash walks with her. Kaila and her partner are expecting their first child in January.



Ian Sloan is a United Church minister. He has been in downtown Hamilton almost ten years and in that time he has helped to end two churches and to begin another one. He thinks that one is doing some great things. He drinks coffee in any number of forms.

Sloan Remarks

Constanza Durán was born in Santiago, Chile.  She left her birth country in 1975 fleeing the military dictatorship. She has been published in three Latin American /Canadian anthologies: Iguana – Escribir el Exilio/Writing Exile, “Lumbre y Relumbre”, and in “Construyendo memoria”. In 2012, she received an award from the City of Toronto in recognition for “Outstanding Participation In Punto de Encuentro III” for creative writing.

Constanza says life has been her university, and went to university when she had graduated from life.



There you have it! All you need to do now is click on the link below and get your tickets! Seating is limited and so are the chocolate marshmallow squares. See you there!

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