Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 7 – 9 March 2014


The Australian Storytelling Telling (Victoria) banner will be flying.


I’ll be at the Festival alongside Jim Haynes, Bill Kerns and Greg Jenkins

Jim Haynes has a new book out, The Best Australian Yarns and other true stories. Jim’s collection is a great compliment to the work of Bill Wannan, Graham Seal and the Oxford Companion of  Australian Folklore. For those of you interested in the Australian oral tradition, the book is chock full of tall stories from the bush, racetrack, shearing shed, railways and show business, Aboriginal stories and humour, diggers yarns, ghosts, monsters, Yowies …

I’d love to meet any storytellers at these events. Particularly the Pat Glover Award – participation is what keeps it going! Jim’s book is dedicated to the memory of Pat who passed away in 2005 – ‘the Port Fairy
Shanakee’.

This is the program but do check when you get there.

Saturday
12.00 - 1.15   Tellable Tales (Lecture Hall)
2.30 Jim Haynes Book Launch St Pat's Hall

Sunday
12.00 True Blue/: Are stories better in rhyme, prose or song? Jim, Jackie and Bill (I think St Pat's Hall)
2.00 - 3.00 Workshop Lecture Hall
3.00 Pat Glover Story Award. Lecture Hall


Jackie Kerin HERE
Port Fairy Folk Music Festival HERE

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