The 2014 Sydney International Storytelling Conference was held in June and attracted delegates from around the world and from all over Australia. This conference takes place every two years providing a marvellous opportunity for people interested in storytelling to forge new friendships, strengthen old ones, develop new skills, hear stories and tell stories. Several Vic tellers made it to the conference.
Storytelling Australia Victoria received an anonymous donation in the form of a scholarship to the Conference. The condition was that the opportunity be available to someone working with story as a tool in the area of social justice. The recipient was Emily Conolan, the founder of Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Support. Emily is part of the recently formed Storytelling Australia – Tasmania.
The conference is hosted by the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) and here is Christine Carlton (president of the NSW Guild) summing up a wonderfully successful weekend.