Call For Storytellers 2022

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



St. John’s Storytelling is pleased to announce that applications are now open to storytellers of
Newfoundland and Labrador.


St. John’s Storytelling has been in existence since 2004 and has offered world class events and
festivals since that time. As we continue to respond to the exciting work through our
community partnerships, festivals, and special events, we are looking for storytellers in
Newfoundland and Labrador to help us realize these goals. We host and organize an annual
Storytelling festival bringing storytellers from across the Province, Canada and internationally to
the stage in St. John’s. Our festival and year-round programming includes story walks, group and
solo shows, open mics, workshops and working groups, and events for families and young
tellers. The mandate of St. John’s Storytelling 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
in Newfoundland and Labrador.


To be considered as a storyteller for our annual festival and other events throughout the year,
we ask that you submit an application outlining your experience and including answers to the
following:
● A short bio indicating your storytelling experience
● What kind of stories do you like to tell? (personal narrative, folk tales, spooky, fairy
tales, recitations etc)
● Who is your preferred audience(s) (children, adults, senior, family)
● Have you had experience telling in person and/or online?
● What language(s) do you tell in?
● If possible, please provide a link or sample of your storytelling – video preferred or
audio.
● If you would like to be considered to host a workshop, please include a brief outline
and relevant experience


Please email your submission to SJS by May 6th to storytellingstjohns@gmail.com.
We thank everyone for their submissions this year, and we will get back to those who are
successful.


DISCLAIMER: St. John’s Storytelling is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment that
uses storytelling as a mode of connection. Stories and language which promote, explicitly or
implicitly, racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, ageism, and all other forms of
discrimination will not be tolerated. Additionally, we encourage you to share stories with which
you have a personal, historic, or cultural connection, or which you have been formally gifted for
the telling.

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