Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Julie Perrin wins the Pat Glover Award: Port Fairy Folk Festival 2011

The Pat Glover Memorial Storytelling Award has been part of the Port Fairy Folk Festival for many years. Named after a local storyteller, the aim of the award is to celebrate and preserve the art of oral storytelling. Over the years it has been won by both amateur and professional storytellers and reciters.

The event is hosted by the indefatigable Jim Haynes from NSW. Jim performs, hosts and organises a packed program of spoken word events for the Folk Festival every year.

This year the award attracted a stella lineup of tellers from the country and the city performing polished tales in verse and prose. However the judges were unanimous when it came to Julie Perrin's story, The Lost Dog is Home.

The standard of this event is ever growing and Julie did well against such old hands at the Pat Glover like Rob England, Mick Coventry and Terry Rooney.

Thankyou to Jim Haynes, to Rosemary and David Stewart who Stage Manage the Pat Glover every year, to Jamie Mckew (Festival Director) and of course to Pat, without whom there would be no award.

Julie ... the Storytelling Guild Vic are proud of you!

Learn more about Julie Perrin.

pic: Julie with Margaret (Pat's daughter) and Rob England

1 comment:

  1. How fantastic is that!! Congratulatons, Julie. I wish I had been there. JB :-)