Wednesday, December 11th, 7 – 9 pm
Erin’s Pub, 186 Water St.

Admission: $5 (cash only)

What a better way to start your Wednesday night than by cozying up for a few tales? We are excited to welcome host Derrick Dymond, the 2019 winner of the Storytellers of Canada Emerging Teller Award! Derrick brings us finely crafted tales filled with memorable characters – join him on adventures riding the rials across the continent, or perhaps just a spooky ride on the Bell Island ferry. This is an open mic event, so we welcome anyone who wishes to tell a story – seasoned teller or first timer. Not up for telling a tale? Not to worry! Cozy up and enjoy – we always need listeners too!
And because this is our last event of 2019, there will be treats and door prizes for some extra good cheer!
When we’ve clued up here, why not stroll down the street to The Ship for Folk Night? What more could you ask for on a Wednesday!


Derrick was born in St. Johns Newfoundland and moved to his present hometown of Torbay as a teenager in the early 70’s. He remembers as a teenager hanging out at his future in laws as they would host parties full of traditional Irish and Newfoundland music and dancing and how this influenced his love of all things traditional. It wasn’t until his wife Patsy got tired watching him play air guitar and bought him his first real guitar at the age of 45 that he immersed himself in learning to play and sing.

Derrick is chairperson and a founding member of the Torbay Folk Arts Council, as well as a member of the Torbay Folk Group, and the Killick Folk. After watching his good friend Gary Green tell his stories he decided to take part in a storytelling workshop and is hooked. He told his first story as part of the workshop and is now excited to be part of the storytellers circle.

The St. John’s Storytelling Circle runs the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Erin’s Pub, with opportunities for new storytellers to spin a yarn. Erin’s Pub is located at 186 Water Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

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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.

Story Circle Hosts for 2019

August 14: Ken Parsons

September 11: Randy Crane

October 9: Christine Hennebury

November 13: Canadian Storytelling Night special event!

December 11: Derrick Dymond

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