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, August 8th at 7:30 PM
Stella-Mair EvansHosted by Stella-Mair Evans

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

Born in Wales, Stella has been living in Newfoundland for the past 30 years. Although she considers herself relatively new to performing as a storyteller, Stella has been using stories her entire life in retreats, ministry, and pastoral visits. She likes getting people to tell their own stories, and through that, recognizing their own strengths. Stella believes that stories are powerful in the process of healing and can aid in cross cultural understanding, and the building of community. A regular teller at St. John's Storytelling Circle, she shares legends and folktales from many countries and cultures, especially from Wales and China, creation stories, and her own stories and poems..


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