Sunday, November 29, 2015

Media Release: Story Door: True Tales Told Live Personal Storytelling Night

Media Release from The Story Door

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If you'd like to hear a Mash Up of some of the brilliant stories shared at Story Door, Kate has uploaded some onto SoundCloud HERE. 

Visit Kate's website and check in on the workshops and events she's planning for the Macedon area HERE.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sydney International Storytelling Conference 2016: PROPOSALS

If you have trouble opening the links, visit the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) site HERE 

Call for contributions

This is a call to all who have a passion for the art and practice of oral storytelling to put in a proposal for a workshop, a performance, and/or a poster for the Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference 2016:
The theme for this year's conference is Through the Prism of Story

Choose a proposal submission form below.
Workshop  - closes Friday January 15th 2016
Performance  - closes Tuesday February 16th 2016
Poster  - closes Monday March 14th 2016

Suggested Guidelines for Poster presentation

On Friday night at the welcoming soiree we will be including a Story Slam!  Anyone can join in and tell a story. It does not matter if you are a first time teller or have a vast repertoire up your sleeve. It is all in the spirit of good fun and entertainment. .. so do come prepared.
  1. Bring a 5 minute story of any genre to tell and put your name in ‘the hat’ as you arrive. 
  2. Names are drawn randomly from those submitted for the chance to tell.  A minimum of 8 tellers will be selected or more if time permits.
  3. Stories are to be told, not read and presented without props or musical instruments.
  4. Three judges will be selected from the audience. Each storyteller is given a score on a scale of 1-10 for three different criteria: content, presentationand adherence to the 5 minute timeframe.
  5. The winner will receive a prize and the prestige of being the Conference Story Slam Winner!
  6. If you don’t want to tell and want to be a listener or if your name isn’t chosen – you can still join in the fun and be able to participate as audience members by laughing, crying, clapping, and cheering!

Throughout the conference there will be a number of Story Circles so come prepared to share a story there as well if you wish.

Thank you NSW, the Vic tellers are already excited about contributing to this conference!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Storytelling Conferences 2016

The dates are in for two major Australian Storytelling Conferences. Now you can start planning.

Weaving Stories Together - ENGAGING WITH STORIES - Sydney International Storytelling Conference will take place: May 27 -  29

This conference provides a focus on skills and knowledge development, is a chance to see the work of colleagues (and share yours) from interstate and overseas.

Ideal for storytellers working in schools, early childhood educators, oral historians and personal yarns; there are sessions that will appeal to experienced tellers and for those who tell for the enjoyment.

Check out the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) website for the details. Still to be announced, there will be an opportunity to submit proposals for w/shops, telling etc so keep an eye on our Facebook or contact NSW  for information.

Many friendships are made and strengthened at this conference which takes place over several days. People who travel to this conference frequently share transport costs (taxis) and rooms at the centre. When the time comes, and if you wish to share transport and accommodation costs, you can let us know via the Story Vic email or Facebook.

The Australian Fairy Tale Society Conference - Into the Bush: Its Beauty and its Terror. June 26 Melbourne.

This one day conference is a mix of academic presentations, storytelling, music and multi media. A nourishing event with plenty of food for thought as presenters crack open stories strange, and stories familiar. A good event for storytellers who like to dig deep into their material and the oral tradition.

The presentations are of international standard, and although academic in nature, they are accessible and delivered by disciplined and sparkling minds. If you enjoy the work of people like Marina Warner and Jack Zipes et al, you will soak up these talks with pleasure.

If you would like to contribute to this conference by telling a story, or delivering a paper the call is out now. HERE

If you are a Vic Teller you may also be interested in joining the Victorian Fairy Tale Ring coordinated by Louisa John-Krol. Louisa arranges gatherings, promotes Fairy Tale events and facilitates discussions along themes in sync with the Australian Fairy Tale Society. The blog is a feast of ideas and links for thinkers, tellers and lovers of the Fairy Tale.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Invitation: End of year party!

To celebrate another wonderful year, Storytelling Australia Victoria is holding their end of year party.

The End of Year Party will be an Open Mic Night, and the launch of' Fabled Nights' - a monthly Storytelling Open Mic event starting in 2016.

You can buy food and drink, listen to stories, catch up with storytelling friends, get in the raffle, (prizes to be announced soon) and generally have a good time.

If this is your first  Storytelling Vic event, know that you will be welcomed and will leave feeling inspired and supported in you dreams to tell stories.

Storytelling Open Mic Rules:

  • There is only a limited number of spots on the open mic, so first in, first on the board.
  • Each performer who signs up to the Open Mic will be given 8 minutes to tell a story.
  • One story within the 8 minutes - if you finish early, then it is the next persons turn.
  • The story must be told, not read.
  • The theme is open, it can be a fairytale, a true tale, or any other type of tale.

Thank you to the wonderful Lana Woolf for the planning and hosting. Lana is the first to cross the bridge between * Melbourne Spoken Word and Storytelling Vic.The way is open for storytellers and poets to meet, collaborate and learn from each other's craft.  Lana also brings recording and broadcasting skills to SAV. When not writing and  performing, Lana is a broadcaster with Joy Radio whose mission is the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of the culture, achievements and pride of the diverse GLBTIQ  community.

*Remember poets, this is a storytelling event.

DATE: Tuesday 24th November 2015
TIME: 6.30 pm
PLACE: Bull and Bear Tavern 347 Flinders Lane