Sunday 26 March 2017

Submit your theme idea for World Storytelling Day 2018-2019!

To get the ball rolling on possible themes for World Storytelling Day 2018 and 2019, here are some of the suggestions which have been made so far. Please add to this list by commenting below! When we have a good list, we’ll vote on our top two favourites.

All that glisters is not Gold
And so they said...
Death Shall Die
From out of the shadows
Lost and Found
Once upon a Planet
Sweet, sour, and bitter
Sweet and Sour
Transition Tales
Wise Fools
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
List of previous themes:

Also, a request from the World Storytelling Day webmaster - I could use some help! If you are comfortable with social media and websites, it would be great to share some of the work of moderating the website and facebook page. Contact Dale Jarvis at if you want to volunteer. Glory awaits you!

Saturday 11 March 2017

Dale’s Folk Tales - Teaching Heritage Skills at the 2017 youth heritage forum!

Dale Jarvis is a storyteller, author, and folklorist, living and working in Newfoundland, Canada.

By day, he works as the Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, helping communities to safeguard traditional culture, the first full-time provincially funded folklorist position in Canada.

By night, Dale is the proprietor of the St. John’s Haunted Hike ghost tour and raconteur of local tales. As a storyteller, he performs ghost stories, stories of the fairies and little people, tales of phantom ships and superstitions, and legends and traditional tales from Newfoundland, Labrador and beyond. His repertoire includes long-form folk and fairy tales from the island, with a wide-ranging knowledge of local legends, tall tales and myths. Author of several books on Newfoundland and Labrador ghost stories and folklore, he is a tireless promoter of local culture, and has performed at storytelling festivals across Canada, the US, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, and Norway. 

The Heritage Tomorrow NL Forum is taking place on Saturday, March 25th at the Lantern, Barnes Road, St. John's, and Dale will be leading the Storytelling Heritage Skill Training! Want to learn how to tell a traditional tale? Dale will show you how, even if you have never told stories before! The Forum is for people between the ages of 18-35 that are passionate about heritage.

Register at before March 22nd to let us know you’re coming!

Registration is only $10, which includes lunch, coffee, and amazing Icelandic pastries from Volcano Bakery! If you have questions, please contact:

photo: Storyteller Dale Jarvis (right) with musician Delf Hohmann.
Photo by Chris Hibbs.