Storytelling Circle

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Rocket Room (upstairs at Rocket Bakery), 272 Water Street

$10 at the door; cash only

This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

We’re launching the festival with one of our of most popular events: the Storytelling Circle! Hosted by Kelly Russell and featuring local teller Sharon King-Campbell and the marvellous string-stories of Anne Glover (BC). Feeling brave? Join us on stage for the open mic!

We’ve moved to a new and larger venue this year, so bring all your friends!


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A professional musician since 1975, Kelly has been a member of landmark groups Figgy Duff, The Wonderful Grand Band, The Plankerdown Band, The Irish Descendants Working closely for many years with legendary fiddlers Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit, learning, recording and documenting their music, Kelly has inherited genuine status as one of Newfoundland's leading traditional music performers. Kelly performs his solo show Tunes & Tales of Pigeon Inlet weekly in summer at The Crow’s Nest in St. John’s. He has been designated the Province’s first Tradition Bearer, awarded The Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and named to The Order of Canada


Anne Glover has made her living as a performer for most of her adult life. From Tofino to Tokyo, Hamilton to Honolulu, she enthralls audiences of all ages with her unique storytelling style and her unforgettable string figures. A natural communicator, Anne followed her love of languages and studied linguistics and languages at the University of Toronto, then Université Laval in Quebec City. She ended up teaching English as a second language to adults in Quebec, and happened into performing because she enjoyed telling stories to keep her students awake during class. When she moved to the west coast in the 1980’s, she widened her audience and began telling stories for children. She toured for several years with musician David Kaetz before finding her footing as a solo performer in 1998. Since then, she has toured extensively in Canada, the US, and more recently Japan and Hawaii.

In addition to entertaining in schools, theatres, festivals and folk clubs, Anne leads workshops and speaks at educational and parenting conferences. She has been a mentor to several teachers on the art of integrating storytelling across the curriculum.


Sharon King-Campbell is a storyteller, writer and theatre artist based in St. John's. She is delighted to appear in her third St. John's Storytelling Festival and has worked as an actor with companies across Newfoundland. Recent performances include Women Playing Hamlet (PerSIStence Theatre), Brazil Square (Girl Power), Fuddy Meers (Best Kind Productions), Looking, Spamalot!, and Tales of Ti-Jean (Stephenville Theatre Festival). Sharon was the 2017 recipient of the Rhonda Payne Award. Her solo show, original (PerSIStence/skc originals) will play at the LSPU Hall in November 2018.