Welcome Storytellers and Story Listeners!
Everyone loves a good story and The St. John’s Storytelling Festival is making sure that there’s always someone ready to tell one. We host a monthly storytelling circle, a yearly festival, plus workshops to keep local tellers in top form and give local listeners lots of chances to hear great tales.
Introduction to Storytelling:
a workshop series with Gary Green
Join the inimitable Gary Green for a five week course on the basics of storytelling! Telling stories is a fundamental human need – we want to connect, share, and learn from one another, and our tales are a great way to do that! Whether you want to pursue this as an art form, or incorporate storytelling into other aspects of your life or career, this is a great place to start.
The course will run 5 Wednesdays, March 4 – April 1, from 7 – 9 pm.
February Story Circle
Join us for our monthly Storytelling Circle on Wednesday, February 12th, from 7 – 9 pm at Erin’s Pub with host Gerry Strong!
Senior’s Memory Mug Ups!
The 2nd Thursday of the month at 10am at the Marjorie Mews Library!
Next Memory Mug Up: Thursday, February 13th
When I Was Your Age…Multigenerational Mug Up!
What are your fondest childhood memories? Which local shop did you frequent? Do you remember the best hill for sliding? We want to know! Get all the details here
A STORYTELLERS GATHERING
Thursday, February 6
7 -9 pm
The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd.
This is a special event just for storytellers! Looking to workshop a new piece or ask advice from fellow tellers? Look no further! This is a warm event where tellers can share what they are working on, try new material for the first time, and share tips and tricks.
Free, tea will be available.
Visiting Storyteller Mariella Bertelli
We are thrilled to welcome accomplished storyteller Mariella Bertelli for events March 18 – 21st. Mariella is a captivating storyteller with a range of works from Italian fairy tales to family histories. Travel through time and across generations in her solo show and absorb tips, tricks, and strategies in her workshop.
Details of times and dates are forthcoming.
WORLD STORYTELLING DAY:
FRIDAY, MARCH 20th
Join us for our annual celebration of tales from across the globe. This year’s theme is Voyages, so you can anticipate real-life and mythological accounts of long journeys and their attendant adventures, mishaps, and surprises.
Stay tuned for details!