Friday, January 14, 2011

Stories that must be told: The Flowerdale Tattoo. JB Rowley

ABC Radio National is again joining with the Sydney Festival to present the 2011 Sydney Festival's Keynote Hope 2011 – stories that must be told.

JB Rowley, a long time member and supporter of The Storytelling Guild (Vic) has been selected to join other artists, thinkers, dreamers, leaders and citizens on the stage at the City Recital Hall. Hosted by Wendy Harmer, the purpose of the evening is to share 'stories that must be told', stories of hope. JB is one of two storytellers from around Australia who have been selected to to share their stories.

The Flowerdale Tattoo
In the aftermath of the bush fires that swept through Victoria in February 2009, JB offered her skills as a storyteller hosting a series of free dinners for the Black Saturday Communities in the Murrindindi Shire. It was during this time, she heard the story of the Flowerdale Tattoo.

You can listen to JB telling this story that honours the people she met who survived the fires.

Radio National 621AM broadcast the event live across Australia, and it's streamed live on the web: JB Rowley: The Flowerdale Tattoo

For story lovers, we also recommend that you listen to John Bell's speech about storytelling.

If you would like to listen to the entire program: Stories that must be told.

Learn more about JB Rowley
The Vic Guild are proud of you JB!

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