Festival

SJSF2013-poster_web-smallerThe 10th Annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival will be held October 26th to November 3rd, 2013 in Renews, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Tors Cove and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Biographies of performers, hosts and musicians are posted here.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
Time:  8:00 PM
ONCE UPON A TIME IN RENEWS
Where: Regina Mundi Complex in Renews
A evening of storytelling and music from the Southern Shore and farther away
Hosted by Bev Kane and featuring Jan Blake, Elizabeth Croft, Allan Byrne and Caitriona Ní Chonaola.
Admission: $10

Time: 11:00 AM – 12 PM
STORYTELLING AT THE FARMER’S MARKET
Free storytelling at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market featuring Chris Brookes, Gary Green, Christine Hennebury and others!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
Time:  12:00 – 4:00 PM
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Five Islands Gallery – Tors Cove
Join Jan Blake for an afternoon storytelling workshop.
$20 at the door
Pre-register at: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com

Time: 8:00 PM
AN EVENING OF STORIES FROM HERE AND AWAY
O’Brien Arts Centre – Happy Valley – Goose Bay
With local tellers, and visitor, Jennifer Ferris, Lucio Beyere, Joe Goudie, Robin McGrath, Gary Mitchell, Richard Neville and Benny Powell!
Admission: $10

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
Time: 5:00 PM
INSIDE OUTSIDE BATTERY: AN INTERACTIVE SONIC ADVENTURE.
Meet outside International Flavours – 4 Quidi Vidi Road
Inside Outside Outer Battery web site
Story soundwalk led by Chris Brookes
Admission: free, bring your iphone (4s or 5).

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
Time: 7:00 PM
Admiralty House – 23 Old Placentia Road, Mount Pearl
PERFORMANCE
Robert Seven-Crows
Free admission, presented in collaboration with the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH
Time: 7:00 PM
ENGAGING EVENINGS
Caitriona Ní Chonaola
The Rooms
Admisson is free for Rooms members, $5 for non-members.

Time: 9:00 PM
STORY SLAM – TALL TALES
Kelly Russell (Host)
The Ship Pub
Admission: $5 (19 and over)

Story Slam Theme: Smokeroom on the Kyle
- extra points if you include ANY of the following: “The Kyle”, a smokeroom, or the number 100.

A Story Slam is a contest of words; imagine a poetry slam format meeting Canadian Idol, with storytelling twist! Judges are selected from the audience. Livelier and more entertaining each year, this is the fourth Story Slam hosted by the St. John’s Storytelling Festival. It’s presented in collaboration with the Folk Arts Society of NL.

Participants will sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute Tall Tale based (even loosely) on the evening’s theme. Each of the 5 minute stories is judged on how well it is told, how well it is constructed, and how well it honours the time limit and relates to the theme.

Winning tale gets: $150

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST
Time: 2:30
COFFEE AND CULTURE
Jennifer Ferris
The Rooms
Included with admission to the Rooms

Time: 3:30 PM
CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING AND HALLOWEEN PARTY
Christine Hennebury
AC Hunter Library at the Arts and Culture Centre
Free admission, call the library at 737-3953 to save a spot for your youngsters

Time: 8:00 PM
STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE
Jan Blake
Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water St.
Admission: $10

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST
Time: 8:00 PM
TEN FOR TEN, a cabaret of stories and music, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the St. John’s Storytelling Festival
Hosted by Ford Elms, and featuring Mary Fearon, Stella Mair Evans, Gary Green, Harry Ingram, Hubert Furey, Paul Dean, Catherine Wright, Charis Cotter, with musical guests Jean Hewson and Christina Smith.
Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water St.
Admission: $10

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
Time: 11:00 – 3:00 PM
Workshop – Blending Music and Stories
Robert Seven-Crows
Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water St.
$20 at the door – preregister at: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com

Time: 4:00 PM
YOUNG VOICES
Storytelling performances from the young and emerging storytellers in our midst.
Artists: Ellen Power (Host) and a number of Newfoundland’s newest storytellers.
Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water St.
Admission: $5

Time: 8:00 PM
TALES FROM HERE AND AWAY
Featuring visiting storytellers, Jan Blake, Robert Seven-Crows and Jennifer Ferris,
with Emilia Bartellas (fiddle) and Aaron Collis (accordion), hosted by Chris Brookes
Rocket Bakery Performance Space – 3rd Floor, 272 Water St.
Admission: $10

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
Time: 1:30
FAMILY FUN
Artist: Robert Seven-Crows
The Rooms
Tickets: $5 available at the Rooms www.therooms.ca

Past Festivals

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004