Welcome Storytellers and Story Listeners!
Everyone loves a good story and The St. John’s Storytelling Festival is making sure that there’s always someone ready to tell one. We host a monthly storytelling circle, a yearly festival, plus workshops to keep local tellers in top form and give local listeners lots of chances to hear great tales.
16TH ANNUAL ST. JOHN’S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 24 – 29, 2019
We’re hosting our festival slightly earlier than usual this year! From September 24 – 29 we’ll be hosting incredible storytelling experiences in locations across St. John’s.
Dynamic, compelling, authentic storytelling…who could ask for more? You are guaranteed to be transported by the stories of this year’s visiting tellers, Shayna Jones (BC) and Sage Tyrtle (ON):
Shayna Jones, founder of We Are StoryFolk , is a professionally trained and passionate performing artist. With professional credits as an actor, singer, and dancer, she imbues her work as a Storyteller with craftsmanship, and precision. She trained at Trinity Western University (Langley, BC), apprenticed with Pacific Theatre (Vancouver), and has performed with the Arts Club Theatre Company, Stone’s Throw Productions, and the University of British Columbia to name a few. She has honed her skills working with acting and vocal coaches, performance workshops, and hours of dance instruction of various forms. As a Storyteller, her performance credits include regional festivals; regional library districts; elementary schools; highschools, community events, summer camps, private functions , and more!
Sage Tyrtle is a professional storyteller who tells stories all over the world (most recently in India). She has taught The Art of Storytelling at Second City and Seneca College. Her stories have been featured on NPR and CBC radio. She is a Moth StorySlam winner.
Senior’s Memory Mug Ups!
2nd Sunday of every month
in partnership with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the St. John’s Farmer’s Market
What are your fondest childhood memories? Which local shop did you frequent? Do you remember the best hill for sliding? We want to know! Get all the details here