Friday 27 June 2014

Share a Scare - 6th annual NL ghost story writing contest

Once again the three St. John’s city libraries are coming together to present youth in the St John’s area with an opportunity to share. We are hosting our 6th annual ghost story writing contest with celebrity judge, Dale Jarvis (international storyteller, personality, author and cultural protector of NL culture).

St. John’s is a wonderful old city steeped in mystery, folklore and spooky tales, so what could be better than sharing a creepy story? This is an opportunity for children ages 7-17 to share their stories and showcase their writing and story-telling talents. The winner receives a $50 Chapters gift card , a gift bag full of writing goodies, a chance to talk to an award winning author and a showcase for their work. 

Drop off your entry at the library nearest you before October 17 or visit and email your entry to

Tuesday 3 June 2014

St. John's Storytelling Festival is hiring a student

The St. John's Storytelling Festival is hiring a student for the summer.
Check out the details below:

Festival Assistant June 30-August 15, 2014 (7 weeks), 30 hours per week, $10.00/hour

If you are a self-directed, organized, and energetic student with an interest in storytelling, the St. John's Storytelling Festival would like your help with planning and preparing for the St. John's Storytelling Festival (October 3-10, 2014). An average day could include (but will not be limited to) any of the following tasks: planning and confirming event locations and details for the Festival, making sponsorship phone calls, creating web content and ad copy, scanning/filing documents and other administrative tasks, and, coordinating with the board to create and execute a program to record and curate stories from various local tellers; and to plan and create further storytelling programs for the next year.

If you'd like to be a crucial part of the success of the 2014 St. John's Storytelling Festival, please forward your resume, with a cover letter outlining your interest and relevant skills, to or St. John's Storytelling Festival, PO box 23084, Churchill Square, St. John's, NL, A1B 4J9 by June 10th, 2014.

This position is funded under the Canada Summer Jobs program and is open to post-secondary students who will be returning to full-time studies in the fall semester. We thank all who apply for the position; only those considered for an interview will be contacted.