Join us for our Monthly Storytelling Circle:
Tuesday, June 12th,
7:30 PM
Hosted by Karen Carroll
at The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club, off Duckworth on the east side of the War Memorial
Admission: $5 (cash only)

Do you like listening to stories and recitations?
Would you like to learn more about storytelling?
Are you a storyteller at heart, looking for an audience?

Do you love a good story? Do you have one to tell? We welcome first-time and accomplished tellers, and first-time and accomplished listeners! Join us each month for an evening’s entertainment. Anyone interested in cultivating the traditional art of storytelling is invited to an informal gathering of storytellers and listeners. Every kind of story or recitation can be told as long as it’s by word of mouth, rather than being read aloud. We welcome storytellers of all kinds, from professionals to first-timers. Whether you are there to listen, to tell or to gather up your courage to tell a story, we’d love to see you.


Image of Karen Carroll


Karen Carroll was born and raised in Carbonear, NL. The daughter of a Fisherman turned Labourer and a stay at home Mom, her family roots are on the north shore of Conception Bay. Karen was introduced to story telling by her parents and grade school teachers. In High School, Karen became actively engaged with the drama club, where her love for live performance was born, nourished and thrived. She also began writing poetry and playing the guitar.

She joined the Outer Cove Concert Crowd in the early 1990’s as an amateur actress and singer. This creative outlet rekindled her love of the spoken word and live performance and provided a platform for her to write and perform her own works. She also began to collaborate with her husband, Jim on song lyrics during the creative process for some of his original songs.

Karen recently wrote a play, “Sheila’s Brush”, which was performed in March of 2017 by the Concert Crowd at the Arts and Culture Center.

Karen has recently joined the Board of the St. John’s Storytelling Circle. She lives in Logy Bay with her husband Jim and her Newfoundland dog, Nageira. She is a proud and fierce mother and grandmother. She is a retired Registered Nurse.


The St. John’s Storytelling Circle runs from 7:30-9:30 at the Crow’s Nest Officer’s Club, with opportunities for new storytellers to spin a yarn. The Crow’s Nest is located off the public stairs at the east side of the War Memorial on Duckworth Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

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The Storytelling Circle meets on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month (Remembrance Day excepted)

The Storytelling Circle and other Festival events are cell phone-free zones and absolutely NO recording is permitted without the PRIOR permission of the teller and the organizers.


Storytelling Circle Hosts for 2018:

February 13th        Christina Smith and Chris Brookes
March 13th              Michael Boyle
April 10th                Harry Ingram
May 8th                     Dale Jarvis
June 12th                 TBA
July 10th                  Charis Cotter
August  14th            TBA
September 11th     Gary Green
October 9th             Festival – TBA
November 13th      TBA
December 11th       TBA

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