Friday, April 19, 2013

Storyteller David Doyle is visiting the east coast. 2013

Born and bred in Dublin David now lives in Plymouth where he has a Storytelling Company with Nik  Brookson called Stone Soup.

Already David is enjoying the hospitality of the Vic tellers beginning with a trip up to Emerald in the Dandenongs to join JJ Sheills and Jackie Kerin at the PAVE Festival.

JJ hosted a night of stories based on the Arabian Nights and the locals were delighted to learn that an ‘international storyteller’ would be taking to the stage.

Local performers Christopher James and Claire Ruby James from The Dreaming Space provided music for the evening. Claire sings like an angel and together she and Chris have created a beautiful storytelling tent worth checking out on their website.

The night included stories, songs and dance. Chantelle Ashby hypnotised the audience with her belly dancing skills and changes of costume.

 David will be travelling up the east coast of Australia as far as Brisbane, then hopping across to New Zealand for a few weeks, then back to Melbourne from where he will depart in December.

If you would like to contact David and share some stories or offer him a couch, you can contact him:
 ... or for the duration of  travels in Australia: 0497787709.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Newstead Short Story Tattoo arrives again: 3-5 May 2013

…..wanna’ hear a story?
Newstead Short Story Tattoo

May 3,4,5
Newstead Vic

Newstead Short Story Tattoo arrives again in May 2013 championing storytelling in all forms with an infectious, seductive and engaging arrangement of sessions such as Survival Stories, Horror Stories, Earth Stories, Sticky Stories, Sisters Salon, Nano Narratives, Scripted Stories, as well as the signature, outdoor, surround sound, storytelling extravaganza Fire Stories.  In a fine moment of cross collaboration and date synchronising, Newstead Short Story Tattoo is also presenting an event at Clunes Booktown, entitled ‘Stralian Stories. The writers, fighters, talkers and speakers are also impressive including the modern hunter-gatherer Rohan Anderson, Cate Kennedy, Courtney Collins, Josephine Rowe, Amy Espeseth, Greeg Macainsh, Jordie Albiston, Frank Golding, Dr Fred Cahir, Leonie Stevens, Kate Hood, Carmel Bird, Klare Lanson, Patrick Pittman and Andrew Mckenna to name but a few. Musicians are also in abundance and include Archer Shepherd who’ll be playing the Tex Morton Story, Melbourne’s own international tech-rockers Black Cab, David Thrussell, the sweet-folk-pop Lucy Jean Roleff, Phil Mac playing the saw and telling road stories, before Andrew Til winds up the Pioneer mixer and tells stories through his music library.  Der Kommisar will also be hammering out 80’s tunes in the Zombie-Goth-80’s disco post Horror Stories at the opening night party. For all details check the website. 

Other sugar coating to consider
·       Entry to all events is by donation
·       3 Stella Prize shortlisted authors appearing
·       Print off program and all details on website
·       Bar available at all events post a.m.
·       Note-  Clunes is only 25 minutes from Newstead and the annual Booktown event is on, a great reason for all story lovers and bookworms to do some visiting…
·       Newstead wants you
·       Open mic at most events

More information: Neil Boyack
Or contact via email through

Friday, April 12, 2013

Anne Stewart telling stories in Iran 2013

Anne Stewart kept a photographic and video journal when she visited Iran for a storytelling conference earlier this year. Now you can share her journey. If anyone is interested in learning more about this conference: how to participate in the future, the stories that were told etc, Anne is happy to talk to you.

Contact Anne via website:

Scheherazade: Queen of the Storytellers from Anne E Stewart on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fairy Tale Day at Monash University Clayton - Call for Participation 2013

Fairy Tale Day a Monash University Clayton - Call for Participation

The Rare Books Collection at Monash University is currently holding an exhibition entitled In Fairy Land: An Exhibition of Fairy Tale Books

In honour of this exhibition the literary group, Fairy Tale Salon, at Monash University will be hosting an enchanted daytime event. 

The day is open to readings, performances and discussions about all things fairy tale. This event is open to anyone who has an interest in fairy tales and will take place in the Sir Louis Matheson Library at Monash University Clayton on the 6th of May 2013. 1.00pm ...

We are looking for interested participants who would like to present original work and/or papers on the fairy tale genre. Areas of interest are: 
 Scholarly analysis of fairy tale (incl. literary studies, translation studies, film & TV, drama studies, gender studies) 
 Live performance of fairy tale (incl. new & established fairy tales) 
 Fairy tale readings (incl. new & established fairy tales) 

 Please send a 100-200 word summary or abstract to by the 12th of April 

 In Fairy Land is now open. Details at: 

* This event is highly recommended. If you are planning to participate or simply attend you will not be disappointed. A wonderful opportunity to extend your knowledge of Fairy Tale. If you wish to read about the 2012 event click : here