Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Glen Eira Storytelling Festival. 11-26 August 2011.

Glen Eira Storytelling Festival
The Glen Eira Storytelling Festival is a new annual event produced by Glen Eira City Council. The event aims to celebrate storytelling through writing, film, visual art, music and performance and will be held from 11-26 August 2011.

The Glen Eira Storytelling Festival will also incorporate the ‘My Brother Jack Literary Competition’. The competition will open 11 August and close Friday 16 September, with the awards event held Sunday 23 October.

Poetry readings, improvisation performances, workshops, open mic sessions in local cafes, a literary lunch featuring Melbourne author Kerry Greenwood (Phryne Fisher mysteries), feature film screenings, children’s story time sessions and much more will make this an annual event not to be missed!
Open Mic
Held in three fantastic Glen Eira cafes, the Open Mic sessions will run for approximately two hours and be hosted by local entertainers, Janet McLeod and Russell Fletcher.

Readings/performances are limited to 10 minutes so everyone has a chance to participate.

Sunday 14 August, 3pm - Mr Burch, McKinnon

Sunday 21 August, 3pm - Mr Burch, McKinnon

Wednesday 17 August, 7pm - Goat House Café, Elsternwick

Wednesday 24 August, 7pm - Goat House Café, Elsternwick

Friday 19 August, 7pm - Santucci’s Café, Carnegie

Saturday 13 August, 7pm - Santucci’s Café, Carnegie

Saturday 20 August, 7pm - Santucci’s Café, Carnegie

Campfire Stories - Hosted by Janet McLeod
Thursday 25 August 6pm (Duration: Approx two hours)
Do you remember sitting around the campfire telling stories? Well come and relive those special times with your friends, family and community neighbours at Carnegie Library Forecourt. Hosted by a special guest storyteller, there will be a sausage sizzle, gas heating, hot and cold drinks (no alcohol please) and plenty of stories to keep everyone entertained.
So bring along your tall tales, true stories and maybe even your guitar and join in an evening of reminiscing
and merriment.

Improvisation storytelling workshop with Russell Fletcher
Sunday 21 August, 1pm (Duration: three hours)
Caulfield Park Pavillion

Veteran comic improviser Russell Fletcher has taught improvisation workshops throughout Australia. His workshop will cover fundamental storytelling exercises for individuals, pairs, small groups and the whole group, and narrative styles and structures suited to improvised performance:
I see the job of an improviser as not only being entertaining, but to create satisfying stories on the spot. At worst you can still have a lot of fun. At its best, both the audience andthe performers can have a magic experience. Above all in this workshop, its crucial participants have a good time. That is the key element of improvisation!


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