Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Julie Perrin: Restoring the world, re-storying the world

Celebrating Story Conference: Bringing People and Work to Life

“Restoring the world, re-storying the world”

Eco-philosopher David Abrams says “in order to re-store the world we need to re-story the world”. In this participatory workshop people will be encouraged practice telling a story from memory. Julie offers ways into waking up the underused muscle of memory and a place to practice listening and telling.

See and hear examples of bi-lingual storytelling offering students traditional stories in their first language. Observe a short video of student storytellers confidently taking the lead.

Julie has been telling stories for 20 years. She says “I tell hardy folktales, holy fool tales and tales of human folly... mostly my own!” Julie offers storytelling performances and workshops for adults as well as residencies in schools. She helps establish a community of listening and teaches people to select and tell stories from their own experience as well as to re-tell traditional tales. Recently Julie has been working with Bi-lingual storytellers from the City of Hume in projects with student storytellers. Julie began her working life as a teacher of drama and English, her M.Ed thesis the Tale of One Teller was nominated for the Freda Cohen prize at Melbourne University. Julie now directs Tellingwords and her mission is to re-awaken people to the joy of telling stories from memory.

This conference is for you if you are:

A story or narrative practitioner in any guise.

Interested in learning more about the many and diverse ways of working with story and narrative across business, community and government

Seeking new (or old) ways to help bring meaningful connection, relationship and work to fruition within the workplace and beyond.

7-8 October 2010 Abbotsford Convent.

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