Sunday, March 23, 2014

Celebrating World Storytelling Day: Monsters and Dragons 2014

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the first day of the autumn equinox in the southern hemisphere and the spring equinox in the north. The theme this year was Monsters and Dragons.

Our inaugural event started with an invitation from the Dutch Storytelling Foundation inspired by the Swedes and the Canadians.

 The Dutch Storytellers initiated a video project where Storytellers from around the world were invited to record stories to be shared globally as part of the celebrations. Stories were contributed from tellers from: Mexico, Singapore, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Austria … The Victorian storytellers that jumped on board were JB Rowley, Peter Fernon, Jackie Kerin and Roslyn Quin. You can see them  HERE

As momentum for this wonderful event swells, the Victorian Storytellers wish to  grow their involvement and that is the theme for 2015: ‘Wishes’!

Thank you to The Boyd Community Hub and (especially Natalie) who made us so welcome.

Learn more about World Storytelling Day

 The line up of tellers top to bottom: Hakan Mapolar, Kate Lawrence Jackie Kerin, Anne E Stewart, Niki na Meadhra.

And the beautiful woman being embraced by Niki is Teen Hartnett. Huge thanks to Teena for the planning, mcing and negotiating with The Boyd as well as the spectacular telling of The Hobbyas.