3-01 The St. John's Story Telling Circle

3-01 The St. John's Story Telling Circle

Update: 2020-04-21
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Hi everyone. Long time no talk.



I hope wherever you are, you  are doing well and staying safe. I'm hunkered down here at home, trying  to get used to all of this.



The reason I'm back today is to tell  you about an online event you can attend. It is called the St John's  Story Telling Circle. Normally, this story circle, an open mic for  storytellers, is held at a pub. Since that isn't possible now, they are  holding them online via Zoom. Two weeks ago, I attended the first  session and it was so much fun! On total there were 10 storytellers.  Listeners checked in from around Newfoundland Labrador, the rest of  Canada, the United States and even Australia! The administrator was  Kailey, and they welcomed us all and introduced the host, Gary Green.



I'll give you Gary's bio from the organizers:



GARY  GREEN is a storyteller and author who has performed both inside and  outside the province for a variety of groups ranging from youth camps to  international conferences. Among the groups for which he has performed  are the Gros Morne Fall Fest, Cape St. Mary’s Performance Series, Battle  Harbour Historic Trust, Canadian National Storytelling Conference,  Admiralty House Museum, Labrador Creative Arts Festival, St. John’s Folk  Festival and Trails, Tales and Tunes. Gary has performed on television  as part of the series “Legends and Lore of the North Atlantic” and on  several radio stations. He has performed in the international award  winning productions “Inside Outside Battery” and “Foghorns and  Heartbreak”. Gary has been a consultant for the use of storytelling in  the interpretation of the Battle Harbour National Historic Site, the  Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site and is very active in  developing and delivering a story-based interpretation of The Crow’s  Nest Officers’ Club National Historic Site. He has been a board member  of the St. John’s Storytelling Festival, and a founding board member of  the Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation. Gary teaches storytelling at  the annual Vinland Music Camp.



The other storytellers were

Alex Mason,

Harry Ingram,

Gaurav Madan,

Jeanene Walsh,

Christie Keegan,

Karen Carroll,

Ken Parsons,

Dave Paddon,

and Sage Tyrtle.



There  was such an incredible and unique collection of stories, there were  costumes, it had everything but the cold beer. Next time I'll be sure to  sip on one to get the total experience.



Speaking of next time.  They are holding their next session on May 13th at 8PM NT. Don't be late  as the doors are locked once the show begins.  You can go to their  website at www.storytellingstjohns.ca and sign up for their newsletter, and you will get a link to register  for the next circle. Are you a storyteller yourself? You can let them  know you'd be interested in sharing. If you are new to Zoom, you can  download it for computer or mobile device at Zoom.US. If you get to the  show early, there is a quick Zoom lesson for you. I will be there, and I  hope to see you too!



That's it for me this week, I will be back  soon with a regular episode on a historic topic. If you have any  suggestions, email me at newfoundpod@gmail.com



Thanks and take care of yourselves, and each other.



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3-01 The St. John's Story Telling Circle

3-01 The St. John's Story Telling Circle

Debbie Wiseman