Dennis “Denny” King – Storyteller
At birth, Dennis “Denny” King was given two gifts that he treasures more than anything in the world. First, he is blessed to come from a long line of talented storytellers. Secondly, he was fortunate to have been born in the beautiful town of Georgetown, PEI, a town full of unique characters and where a good sense of humour is a prerequisite for citizenship.
It is a rare combination that would be like to winning the Lotto 6/49 and the Tag on the same ticket.
It has allowed Denny to become an expert storyteller who unabashedly celebrates the personalities and quirks of the people who surrounded him as a child. Denny’s stories are told with a love and respect for the town where he grew up, and with an understanding that can only come from having been an intimate part of it all.
Book Denny as a storyteller for your next event to give delegates an authentic Island experience. An evening of off the cuff storytelling, talking politics, religion, liquor and language. Maybe even a local impression or two. Add a dash of live music and you’ve got one hell of a kitchen party.
When he isn’t telling stories, Denny owns and operates a communications consulting firm in Charlottetown, PEI and serves as the play by play broadcaster for the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers hockey team.
Denny lives in Brookfield, PEI with his wife Jana Hemphill. They have two sons Jacob (21), Callum (9) and one daughter Camdyn (12).
”A good story is like a flavourful, nourishing meal and it all begins with a recipe. The storyteller must be a keen observer and attentive listener. They have to care deeply about their subject. They have to have a way with words, a gift for gab. Dennis King is a natural. His love of PEI and its people radiates from his stories, as does his sense of humour. Like all the best chefs, Dennis adds a little magic to the dish that’s hard to duplicate but a pleasure to taste.”
Matt Rainnie, host, CBC Radio’s Island Morning