Monday, August 14, 2017

Gael Cresp Stories: from school days in the 50s and 60s

Gael Cresp, Story Vic storyteller and Wonthaggi resident invites you to ...

Stories from school days in the 50s and 60s. No props, no script. Come along, listen then think about what you remember from days gone by...

WHERE: Wonthaggi Library 6 Murray Street Wonthaggi
WHEN: August 16
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm 

Visit Gael's website HERE

Thanks for sharing with us Gael. ed

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dreaming and Planning for 2018

This is a day to connect, dream and plan about all the things that we could do, as an organisation, to nurture the art of storytelling in Victoria. 

24 September, 2017

10.30am - 3.30pm
Maternal & Child Health Centre
505 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne


Come and get involved in Storytelling Australia Victoria (SAV)
and have a say in what we do.

It is facilitated by Kate Lawrence, Vice president of SAV, a trained and experienced facilitator, who will aim to encourage all voices, ideas and collaborations.

As our numbers have swollen we felt the need to offer more ways for people to participate and have a say in the direction and activities of the organisation.

What kinds of events, activities and relationships would you like to be involved with in the calendar for 2018?
  • Workshops
  • Partnerships
  • Open mics
  • Fundraisers
  • Mini Festival
  • Retreat 
  • ....
What skills, time and energy do you have to contribute to our events? The more skills we have in the pot, the bigger we can dream.
  • Mcing
  • Photography
  • Recording
  • Graphic design
  • Front of house
  • Website design 
  • ....
How can Storytelling Vic better support:
  • individual dreams
  • community strengthening
  • building the network across Victoria 
  • …..

Jackie Kerin by text: 0412 210 098
Storytelling Australia Victoria:

Lunch provided. Any special dietary requirements please let us know when you RSVP.

*If you are a member but unable to join us and wish to contribute your ideas and capacity please email your thoughts to us by September 18 and we will make sure that your ideas are recorded and discussed.

*If your membership has lapsed, you can sign upon the day.

Vic Storytellers on the move!

These two storytellers are on the move: one is heading north and the other, south. If you live in Brisbane or Tasmania, this is an opportunity to connect, share a tale or two and strengthen the network of story makers that criss-crosses the continent.

Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky
For One Night Only
Saturday August 19 
7.00 for 7.30 pm

Samford Steiner School
Narrawa Drive, Wights Mountain
(just on the other side of Samford Village)

$20/ $10 students
Suitable for 12 years and over. Contains strong language.
Book: HERE
Two years ago Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky performed his amazing one man show BILARNI at Magda’s - and you could hear a pin drop.
This night from one of Australia’s great storyteller musicians is simply not worth missing!

Any questions please email or call Shez: 0407 964 948 or
Visit Jan's website HERE
Jackie Kerin
Also One Night Only
Hosted by celebrated Melbourne storyteller Jackie Kerin, this is one you won't want to miss! 

Saturday August 19  
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Dunn Place Hobart

The Laborastory brings together five scientists to tell the stories of their science heroes in ten short minutes. Hear stories of tragedies and triumphs and maybe learn a little bit along the way.

The Laborastory in Tasmanian is making its debut at BeakerStreet@TMAG, a pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 18-20 August! 

Full Beaker Street Program HERE 

BeakerStreet@TMAG is FREE and open to the public but designed for an adult audience.  

Registration for talks is not required and does not guarantee a seat, but it will be a great help to the organisers (scientists like numbers). 

* The Laborastory is a regular Melbourne event. Check it out. Science Storytellers rock!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fabled Nights in Newport: August 18

Fabled Nights in Newport is an open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft true tales, traditional stories, tall tales and yarns; heart to heart and without notes. We welcome beginners and experienced folks. So come and strut your stuff, share what you know, try out a new story or tell a tale for the first time.
There's room for around 10 storytellers and we ask that stories be no longer than 10 minutes, give or take. We ask that stories be said not read.
Let kind hearts and commonsense prevail: racist and homophobic stories hurt people so please don't bring them to Fabled Nights.

WHERE: The HUB 13 Mason Street Newport
TIME: 7.30 - 10.00

WHEN: August 18
COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.

Tea and snacks.

Fabled Nights in Newport is a partnership event with Hobsons Bay Libraries and is supported by the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.

PARKING: There is free parking at the rear of the building. Coming from Mason Street, turn left at Durkin Street then left into the car park. Entry to the HUB is from the park.


Our host for August Fabled Nights in Newport is Vic member Kate Lawrence, also known as Story Wise. Kate runs the only women's storytelling night in Melbourne, Story Wise Women. She also established and now co hosts Story Wise Woodend and she is passionate about the power of personal stories.

Check out Kate's website, sign up to her newsletter and get involved! HERE

RAW Garden Storytelling: September 3

RAW Garden Storytelling is a partnership event with Mariam Issa and the RAW Garden and Storytelling Vic. The Garden celebrates the uniqueness and aspirations of multicultural women through gardening, storytelling, crafts and cooking. Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Dee) from Storytelling Vic is our host. Dee will have a mix of special guests and story games and there is always a space for friends to tell a tale.
We value listeners and storytellers equally and take pride in welcoming newcomers to RAW.
*banner photograph supplied by Tatiana Scott.

WHEN: Sunday 3rd September

TIME: 12.00 - 2.00 pm
WHERE: 325 South Road Brighton East
Bookings are not necessary.
Enter by the drive way gate.

In August, it was so cold, we had to decamp to the Community Centre over the road. But we'll be back in the garden for September. Thank you Tatiana Scott for the beautiful photos and to all the storytellers and listeners - brilliant tales of travel, risk and adventure!
One of the delights of the afternoon was the presence of mother and son: Mariam and Abdul. Abdul shared with us his memory of moving to Australia from Kenya as a ten year old. He thought he was going to see snow but the family arrived in Melbourne in November. He held onto the notion that he would eventually see snow in June but that was not to be. He has still never seen snow. And it never snows in Brighton East!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Peter Fernon: Words in Winter 19 August Trentham

Check out the full program for Words in Winter HERE
 Thanks for letting us know Peter (ed.)

Susan Day: Words in Winter Festival. 12 August. Maryborough

Join Susan Day from Storytelling Victoria as she tells stories from her book ...
 Clarence the Snake from Dunolly
(Park at Woolworths around the corner)
Check out the full program for Words in Winter: HERE
Thanks for letting us know Susan. (ed.)