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St. John’s Storytelling is a not-for-profit organization that has been active in the Storytelling community of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2004. St. John’s Storytelling hosts and organizes an annual Storytelling festival bringing storytellers from across the province, Canada and internationally to the stage in St. John’s. We host a monthly Storytelling Circle on the second Wednesday of the month, bi-monthly Storyteller networking/workshopping sessions, and programming for kids, youth, and adults year round. St. John’s Storytelling hosts workshops and courses for emerging and professional storytellers in the interest of preserving, promoting, and developing the art and tradition of storytelling. The activities of St. John’s Storytelling are directed by a Board of four to eight volunteers.

The mandate of the St. John’s Storytelling Festival is to promote the art and tradition of storytelling in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout Canada; to foster creative expression of this art; and to promote cooperation among organizations related to the art and tradition of storytelling.

St. John’s Storytelling Festival
PO Box 23084
Churchill Square
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J9

Enjoy what we do? Consider making a donation!

In this unparalleled time of challenge and change, we have moved all our storytelling events online to protect our tellers and audiences. As such, we have opted to make all our events free to attend.

While we are generously supported by municipal, provincial, and federal funders, our tickets sales are an integral part of how we continue to provide exceptional storytelling experiences. If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a small donation; $5 – $15 helps us to deliver quality programming including shows, workshops, and school visits. Thank you!

Here comes I, Pickedy Wick,
put my hand in my pocket and pay what I thinks fit;
Friends and folks, sit down to their ease,
Put their hands in their pockets and pay what they please!

~adapted from the Change Islands Mummer’s Play


St. John’s Storytelling gratefully acknowledges the assistance, help, effort and funding of ArtsNL, Canada Council for the Arts, Province of NL, and Canadian Heritage.