Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
What is Rocket Clock?
Rocket Clock is a story slam competition. Ten people each have five minutes to tell a story around a particular theme. Judges in the audience rate each story on both content and performance. Everyone has a great time.
Wednesday February 9, 2011: “Good Intentions”
Wednesday March 9, 2011: “Small World”
Wednesday April 6, 2011: “Lesson Learnt” *Comedy Festival special*
Wednesday April 13, 2011: “Secrets” *Comedy Festival special*
Rocket Clock is not a Vic Guild event but our roving reporter has been along and reports that its loads of fun and very welcoming. (Don't be afraid to go on your own. Before the night is out you will have a table of new best friends.)
Check EVENTS under Links on this blog for more details.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Jackie has a saying: ‘Before there were books, there were stories.’
She is the only storyteller to win the Port Fairy Festival Storytelling Award three times and is a winner of Australia's most prestigious award, The Spirit of Woodford Original Stories and Yarns.
Trained as an actress, Jackie now relishes her place in the Storytelling Australia (Vic). As a traditional storyteller she only tells the stories that give her pleasure.
Jackie takes pride in her ability to engage listeners of all ages. She is happy to work in a variety of settings: schools, kindergartens, museums, art galleries, literary, folk and community festivals.
Jackie breathes life into:
- Traditional folk tales from around the world
- String stories
- Rhymes, chants and finger stories (for little people)
- Recites verse and tells original tales, historical tales and tall stories
Jackie offers workshops in storytelling for childcare workers, teachers, children – anyone who wishes to develop their craft.
Jackie is a published author. Phar Lap the wonder horse, illustrated by Patricia Mullins (pub: Museum Victoria) was listed as notable by the CBCA in 2008. Her next book Lyrebird! a true story, illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe (pub: Museum Victoria) will be out before the end of the year.
SHARK! is an original tale based on a true incident and recited here by Jackie for your enjoyment.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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