About The Overcast

The Overcast is a multi-award-winning media body in St. John’s, NL.

Best known for its monthly print magazine, its website, TheOvercast.ca, is also home to the most comprehensive event listings in St. John’s, the St. John’s Eats dinning and review directory, and other interactive, user-generated features like The Bullhorn (for rants, confessions, and burning questions), and the #SeeNL hashtag for snaps of local culture.

We differ from other local media by avoiding “This Just Happened” breaking news, and focusing more on what just happened, and running general interest stories about the people, places, history, and culture that make this province the place it is, for better or worse.

The Overcast also administers the $12,500 Albedo Grant to help entrepreneurs get their big idea off the ground, as well as Newfoundland’s richest award for a local album of the year: The Borealis Music Prize.

Our most recent awards include the City of St. John’s Discovery Award, MusicNL’s Media Person of the Year and Outstanding Company of the Year, an East Coast Music Award nomination for Media Outlet of the Year, and a shout out from London’s The Monocle that called our “smart, informed and interesting” paper “the one to read in St. John’s.”

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Our Contributors

 

Chad Pelley

Chad Pelley

Founding Editor & Writer

Chad Pelley is an author, songwriter, and journalist who wrote for publications like the Globe & Mail and The Telegraph-Journal before founding The Overcast. Now he spends 25 hours a day keeping up with his email, and has no time to be his former self.

Mira Howards

Mira Howards

Designer

Mira is a designer of many things ... including The Overcast.

Eva Crocker

Eva Crocker

Writer

Eva Crocker is a writer from St. John's, her short story collection, Barrelling Forward, was published by House of Anansi Press in 2017.

Adam Harding

Adam Harding

Writer

Adam Harding is a film, snack, and music enthusiast residing in St. John's.

Alyson Samson

Alyson Samson

Writer

Alyson is a local music fanatic, dance enthusiast, compulsive list maker, crazy cat lady, avid cookie baker, unassuming writer, and generally found to be over-caffeinated.She currently works with CBC in St. John's.

Amy Stoodley

Amy Stoodley

Writer

Amy is a journalist working in St. John's for both the CBC and The Overcast

Badge

Badge

Writer

Badge is an everything enthusiast. Especially food. And Music.

Brad Pretty

Brad Pretty

Music Writer

Brad Pretty dresses like an old man.

Chad Bennett

Columnist, The Thoughtful Conversation

Chad Bennett is a writer who lives in Downtown St.John's

Chris Donaldson

Chris Donaldson

Intern-Turned-Writer

Chris Donaldson isn't even a townie. He has a background in social work, an interest in people doing the right thing, and splits his time between rural NL and big city Canada.

Craig Francis Power

Craig Francis Power

Visual Arts Writer

Craig is an author, musician, visual artist, and critic living in St. John's.

Drew Brown

Drew Brown

Columnist, God Guard Thee

Drew Brown is writer from Grand Falls-Windsor and regular contributor to various media including Vice Magazine

Ed Riche

Ed Riche

Columnist, Bay of Exploits

Edward Riche is a writer for the page, stage, and screen. His latest novel, Today I Learned It Was You, was published by House of Anansi Press in 2016.

Elizabeth Whitten

Elizabeth Whitten

Writer

Elizabeth had an MA in Anthropology before she decided journalism school would lead to a far more lucrative deal. So now she has another degree and writes in St. John's. Web: elizabethlwhitten.com; Twitter: @elwhitten

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Columnist, Urban Form

Emily Campbell is the founder of the Wandering Pavilion, sits on the Public Awareness Committee of the Newfoundland and Labrador Architects Association, and works at Fougere Menchenton Architecture.

Emily Deming

Emily Deming

Feature Writer

Emily Deming is involved in a love affair with St John's so deep it extends to attending plays, poetry readings, and dance festivals.

Erin Power

Erin Power

Writer

Erin Power is a teacher living in St. John's. She plays in the Juno-winning band The Swinging Belles.

Felicity Roberts

Felicity Roberts

Writer

Felicity grew up dreaming of finding a way to pick berries as a profession, and has almost succeeded. A collector of local plants and lore, she is always searching for a new use for an old ingredient, and still wears odd socks to confuse the faeries.

Heather Nolan

Heather Nolan

Heather Nolan is an amateur adventurer and professional photographer based in Corner Brook. You can follow along with her adventures on Instagram at @heatherofnoland, by using #gettinglostnl, or checking out her photography blog at http://heathernolanphotography.com.

Iain McCurdy

Iain McCurdy

Columnist, Sporting Lint

Iain is a writer from town and is sympathetic to the grind.

Jerry Stamp

Jerry Stamp

Music Writer

Jerry Stamp is best known for being a musician and songwriter. Now he's a graphic designer. Today he is a music writer. What's he doing now? No. Jerry put that down!

Joanna Barker

Joanna Barker

Music Writer

Joanna Barker is a local songwriter living in St. John's.

Kerri Cull

Kerri Cull

Writer

Kerri Cull completed an MA in English Literature in 2004 and has since worked in publishing, journalism, radio, teaching, writing and marketing. She is currently writing a book about the sex industry in St. John’s.

Lauren Power

Lauren Power

Writer

Lauren Power is a writer from St. John's

Lukas Wall

Lukas Wall

Writer

Lukas Wall is a music writer from Corner Brook, and a graduate of MUN's Communications program. He has also received a Diploma in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University.

Martin Poole

Martin Poole

Visual Arts Writer

Martin is a writer, quasi-philosopher, and has a PhD in soup creation. He is currently studying at MUN and is running Blarg Theatre, a new multidisciplinary venture that presents art in life.

Mary MacDonald

Mary MacDonald

Writer

Mary MacDonald was an artist, critic, and independent curator.

Meghan McCabe

Meghan McCabe

Meghan McCabe is a journalist and dance teacher with a deep-seated love of thug rap. She enjoys reading giant reports, keeping up on political goings-on, and living in her beloved hometown of St. John's with her husband and aggressively cuddly pit bull.

Patrick Butler

Patrick Butler

Writer

Patrick Butler is a freelance writer and journalism student from Conception Bay South.

Ryan Belbin

Ryan Belbin

Writer

Ryan Belbin is a law student who knows the best part of the year is the summer in his adopted home, St. John's.

Sandy May

Sandy May

Music Writer

Sandy May is a writer and musician living in St. John's (and Paris when she can afford it).

Shannon Webb-Campbell

Shannon Webb-Campbell

Writer

Shannon Webb-Campbell is an award-winning Mi’kmaq poet, writer, and curator.

Sharleen Simmons

Sharleen Simmons

Writer

Sharleen is a west (best) coast, farm-raised, luthier/musician and recent returnee to Newfoundland from a far away land of blondes, IKEA, and ABBA.

Terri Coles

Terri Coles

Writer

Terri Coles, a freelance writer and editor, recently moved back to St. John's after more than a decade in Ontario.

Vicki Murphy

Vicki Murphy

Columnist, Motherfumblr

Vicki Murphy is the author of MotherFumbler (the book and the blog) where she chronicles her misadventures in motherhood. She is an advertising creative director at m5 and a commentator at CBC.ca on the subject of taxidermy (just kidding, it’s about parenting duh). She lives in St. John’s with her husband, kids, dog, dust bunnies, and more than twenty Lego minifigures.

Wendy Rose

Wendy Rose

Writer

Wendy Rose is an arts/entertainment writer based in St. John's. When she's not writing, you can find her at Fred's Records, ranting about her insane crush on Tom Waits.