Sunday, June 29, 2014

Words on the Wind: storytelling series launch: The Library at the Dock Thursday 24 July 2014

Invitation to the launch of 
Words on the Wind

 image: photo Anne E Stewart of library window designed and installed by Penguin

Words on the Wind is a series of free storytelling shows coming to the new Library at the Dock, running from July through to December 2014. Nine storytellers from Storytelling Australia Victoria have crafted six compelling tales to reflect their relationship to this part of Melbourne’s Docklands. They will explore the history and environment of Victoria Harbor, a corner of Melbourne steeped in tales of mystery and intrigue, not to mention major engineering works! 

Project Director and professional storyteller, Anne E Stewart said, “Words on the Wind is inspired by a visit to the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh where storytelling for adults is integral to the profile of the 1st City of Literature”. Anne dreamt of somewhere comparable in Melbourne, and with the support of Paula Kelly, Manager of the Melbourne Library Service the series was conceived. “For our storytellers to grow and develop repertoire, they need challenging projects, good venues and fair remuneration. The Library at The Dock is a new meeting place and a chance for traditional storytelling to shine.”

* Dates and times for your diaries: full details available soon but here is the line up of storytellers to whet your appetite! 

August 21: Niki na Meadhra Doors open 5.30 pm 
September 18Jackie Kerin and Teena Hartnett  Doors open 5.30pm
October 16: Anne E Stewart Doors open 5.30pm
November 20: Andrew McKenna and Peter Fernon Doors open 6.30pm
December 18: Simon Oats and  Roslyn Quin Doors open 5.30 pm

*Words on the Wind is supported by the City of Melbourne in partnership with the Melbourne Library Service

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