Storytelling Circle

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?

Anyone interested in cultivating the traditional art of Newfoundland storytelling is invited to an informal gathering of storytellers and lovers of a good story. 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, whether you are a professional or a first-timer. Whether you are there to listen, to tell or to gather up your courage to tell a story, we'd love to see you.
Crow's Nest Officers Club
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. (Map It)

For more information, or to be placed on the St. John’s Storytelling Circle email distribution list, contact Erin McArthur at storytellingstjohns@gmail.com. Addicted to facebook? Join the St. John’s Storytelling Circle facebook group today!

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.


Storytelling Circle Tuesday, June 13th at 7:30 PM
Hosted by Christine Hennebury

Starts at 7:30 PM
Place: The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club, off Duckworth on the east side of the War Memorial
Admission: $3

Photo by Rick WestChristine’s storytelling career began at age 3 when she earnestly explained to her parents, while holding an empty bottle, that she had not spilled her bubbles on the couch. Understandably, they didn’t believe that the wet couch was the result of water shooting out of their daughter’s nose but she swears that her stories have improved greatly since then. She likes to tell a huge variety of stories, including myths, family stories, folk tales and stuff she made up, and her topics range from the story of Sekhmet, an avenging Egyptian goddess, to the story of the time that her Dad tricked her uncle out of a hotdog. Christine is a writer, creative life coach, actor, and, director living in Mount Pearl, NL. She is the founder of the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl and the current President of the St. John’s Storytelling Festival..


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 in 2017:

January           Dave Paddon
February         Chris Brookes
March              Ford Elms
April                 Gary Green
May                  Crystal Martin
June                 Christine Hennebury
July                  Bev Kane
August            Stella Mair-Evans
September     Eugene Kane
October           Special Festival Story Circle – featured tellers tba
November     Hubert Furey
December      Dennis Flynn