We are proud to present the Sixth St. John's Storytelling Festival - a six-day celebration of the art and tradition of storytelling. Storytellers from around the city, across the Island and the Mainland and overseas come together to share stories for listeners of all ages. Join us and see why storytelling is one of our most entertaining and enduring forms of expression. 

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Storyteller and host biographies are provided


Tuesday Nov. 3
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Please pre-register

Admiralty House Museum, Mount Pearl.
Admiralty House
23 Old Placentia Road
Arts Association of Mount Pearl

Talking Stick Workshop
The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl is pleased to present visual artist Barb Wood for a workshop on making talking sticks. Come out and try your hand at some arts and crafts while learning to tell stories in this creative way.
Wednesday Nov. 4
9:00 - 10:30 p.m.
signup at 8:30 p.m.    
Ship Pub (Folk Night)
Solomons' Lane (between Water
and Duckworth Streets)

Tall Tales Competition
Hosted by Stephen Lush. The rules are here.

Thursday Nov. 5
1:00- 4:00 p.m. 
Please pre-register (free)
Johnson GEO Centre - Celestial Gallery Place, Narrative and New Media Symposium
Chris Brookes - [Here]Say
Marlene Brooks - 3D Virtual World Storytelling
Jedediah Baker - City of Memory
Marilyn Dawe - Explora
Cupids Touch
Thursday Nov. 5
7:00 - 9:00 p.m
$5 / $2 (students)
Gower St. United Church Hall Young Voices
Storytellers from students from Holy Cross and Bishop Field.

Thursday Nov. 5
9 p.m., 9:30 start

Quidi Vidi Brewery
Quidi Vidi
Late Night Tales
Kira Van Deusen
Elinor Benjamin
Friday Nov. 6
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Please pre-register
Gower St. United Church Hall Taking off the Mask: Finding Your Stories, Your Voice and Your Style
A workshop for young tellers aged 13 - 18 led by
Katherine Grier. What makes the way you tell a story distinctively yours and no one else’s? This workshop focuses on how to recognize which stories are yours to tell, on how to find the emotional core of one particular story and on how to tell it in a way that works for you and your listeners. You should come to this workshop with a story that speaks to you and know it well enough to work with it.
Friday Nov. 6
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Gower St. United Church Hall Five Minute Friday
Anita Best (host)
Hubert Furey
Eleanor Dawson
Mike Breen
Jenny Gear
Dave Paddon
Alice Lannon
Frank Holden
Michael Mooney
Saturday Nov. 7
11:00 a.m.
A.C. Hunter Library
Arts and Culture Centre
Kid's Program
Noriko Yamamoto
Gerry Kumagai
Saturday Nov. 7
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Arts and Culture Centre

Storytelling at the Fine Craft and Design Fair
Saturday Nov. 7
10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
pre-register $20
Gower St. United Church Hall Tell a Tale Today!
Mary-Eileen McClear. Novice tellers! Not only will you learn a story to share with family and friends, you’ll take away with you some of the basic skills needed to find, learn and tell stories. Dynamic, interactive fun.

Saturday Nov. 7
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
pre-register $20

Gower St. United Church Hall

Silent Storytelling Workshop
Noriko Yamamoto

Saturday Nov. 7
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Gower St. United Church Hall
Tales from an Irish Fireside
Fergus O'Byrne (host)
Mike Burns
Katherine Grier
Mary-Eileen McClear

Sunday Nov. 8
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
pre-register $20

Gower St. United Church Hall Advanced Workshop
Mike Burns

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

Funding Agencies

City of St. John;s

Canada Council for the Arts

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Community Partners
The Folk Arts Society Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Quidi Vidi Brewing
Fisher's Loft Inn
by Shoe Cove
A.C. Hunter Library

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