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October 30, 2021

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Seeking Stories for historic project

May 11, 2021

St. John’s Storytelling is calling Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, home or away, to participate in one of the largest story collection projects in our province’s history! “Home Out of It – Tonic Tales For Troubled Times” invites folks with strong connections to our province to submit their stories. We want to hear the stories you told […]

Black Lives Matter

June 4, 2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER The St. John’s Storytelling Festival has long maintained that the act of sharing stories is, at its core, the art of recognizing in one another our humanity. It is the act of connecting across all manners of difference in the hopes of understanding one another. During times of political unrest, during times […]

Any Mummers ‘Loud In?

February 5, 2020

A short and sweet bit of story news for you today! Enjoy this little tale of Christmas gift giving from Cathy Field, who came to mummer at the latest Senior’s Memory Mug Up! https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/seniors-holiday-memories-1.5402073

Welcome, Mariella Bertelli!

January 15, 2020

We are thrilled to be welcoming Mariella Bertelli for a series of events this March including a solo performance, classroom visits, a workshop for storytellers, and a featured performance as part of our World Storytelling Day event. Mariella is an accomplished teller whose range of stories rooted in cultural and family histories in Italy include […]

Derrick Dymond receives Emerging Teller Award

May 14, 2019

The St. John’s Storytelling Festival is thrilled to announce Derrick Dymond as the recipient of the Storytellers of Canada Emerging Teller Award for Newfoundland and Labrador! Derrick will work with mentor Gary Green to prepare a story for the Storytellers of Canada AGM in Fredericton, NB at the beginning of June and will be featured […]

Giddy String Grins! With Anne Glover

October 15, 2018

By Andrea McGuire Friday’s storytelling session at the A.C. Hunter library was jam packed, with “just a little squeeze space left,” as host Catherine Wright pointed out. There were a slew of kids seated on the floor at the front, while parents, storytellers, and other intrepid adults hung towards the back. Why had we come […]

Stories & Songs; Siren and Otherwise

October 11, 2018

By Christine Hennebury   Our Wednesday story adventures began with a Community Culture Circle at the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre where activist and storyteller Tshaukuesh (Elizabeth) Penashue shared stories and fostered a lively discussion of Innu culture. Next up, we headed to the Engaging Evenings event at The Rooms where Shoshana Litman ensured that […]

Tunes, tales, and triumphs! Storytelling Circle opens the Festival

October 11, 2018

By Andrea McGuire   On Tuesday evening, the festival began with a Story Circle held above Rocket Bakery. Three storytellers—host Kelly Russell, Sharon King-Campbell, and Anne Glover—were slated to tell their stories in turn, along with anyone who wished to join the circle as part of the open mic. Nine storytellers were heard all told, […]

Off to a great start!

October 10, 2018

The smiles on everyone’s faces at our Circle last night told a tale of their own, and it was the story of having a great time at our first Festival event for 2018! Our host, Kelly Russell, brought us all together with his delightful combination of music and his music teacher and the creative ways […]