Many Australian Folk Festivals celebrate the art of storytelling in the form of competitions. Several Storytelling Australia (Vic) tellers have been successful in these events including Anne E Stewart, Andrew McKenna, Jackie Kerin and Julie Perrin.
Melbourne Books asked Max and Jacqui Merckenschlager to compile and edit the AWBV, the first nationally distributed anthology wholly dedicated to competition winners.
Julie Perrin (Pat Glover Memorial Storytelling Award Port Fairy Folk Festival) and Jackie Kerin (Spirit of Woodford Award) both have their winning tales in this inaugural volume.
Full details at Melbourne Books