Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Word Tree at Burrinja May 7

Vic Guild storytellers are planning to meet at The Word Tree on May 7.
We look forward to seeing you there. If you don't know any us we will be the noisy group gathered around a table. Say hello to Cindy Lee and Beth and pull up a chair.

The Word Tree is spoken word, music, short fiction & poetry in the Hills. With a feature, monthly theme plus Open Stage (5mins.max.).
Burrinja Café
When: First Saturday of each month from 3pm to 5pm in Burrinja Cafe.
Entry: $5 / $3 concession at door
For further information about The Word Tree please contact Catherine 0466 211 712.
Learn more about Burrinja

Monday, April 11, 2011

JJ Sheills at the PAVE Festival: Stories Plus

JJ was a hit with the punters at PAVE (Performing and Visual Arts in Emerald). Lots of audience participation, bright lights and bright
props, including his amazing felt board creations.

The stories included an Aussie version of Three Billy Goats Gruff with cartoonist, Paul Harris, who sketched the characters as they appeared in the story.

How Monkey Stole Fire was performed with origami artist, Brenda Saunders, folding the characters adding visuals and interest. The audience each had a piece of origami paper in their show bags and the origami lady demonstrated how to fold a little container – e.g. you could put a handful of nuts/lollies in it.

The first story after the break was Jakamarra Gets Ready for the Dance and JJ had quite a few of the kids from Gembrook theatre (Gemco Juniors) on the stage doing bits of the story with him and the audience had leafy branches to brush away the flies when they appeared in the story. The kids were amazing.

JJ is known for his agility with language and beautiful hand crafted props. A unique and wonderful Vic Storyteller.

Learn more about: JJ Sheills

Bookings: (03) 5968 2492

image: Paul Harris

Sunday, April 10, 2011

teller2teller: storytelling podcast

teller2teller is a story telling podcast where everyday people tell every day stories. While it is based in Brisbane Queensland it is possible for anyone, anywhere to participate.

If you are reading this from afar, just to clarify, Brisbane Queensland is on the East Coast of Australia. teller2teller loves to hear from everyone all over the world however they do have a special place for stories from brisvegs!

Check out the teller2teller website and learn how you can tell you stories. They also have a live show coming up. Of course for us Victorians, unless we are planning a trip north we won't be there but then the odds are ... with winter coming to the south ... some of us will make it!

Learn more: teller2teller

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

National Gathering of Storytellers: Adelaide SA 29 - 31 July

Storytellers from around the country are gathering in Adelaide in South Australia. This will be the fourth time folk have gathered to share news, ideas and of course stories. The first gathering took place in Tasmania, followed by NSW, the Northern Territory and now SA.

You do not have to be a member of any of the Guilds in order to contribute and participate.

Please click on the documents to enlarge and read the details. You can print out the confirmation form and send to the address provided.

New faces and new storytellers welcome.