Monday, November 6, 2017

Fabled Nights in Newport: November 17

Come along to the final Fabled Nights for 2017. Come and celebrate with us a rich year of community and story sharing, cake eating and tea drinking. We'll be back again in March 2018.

Special Guest: Rex Smeal
If the universe works in our favour, this month we will have a special guest. Rex Smeal is a freelance animator and games artist. Our plan is to drop the screen in the HUB, hook up a computer and tablet and Rex will demonstrate how a story might be spontaneously illustrated. Rex moved to Melbourne from Tasmania just in time for PAX Australia 2017 and was the artist anchoring a panel whose task it was to design a board game in 60 minutes!
Fabled Nights in Newport is an open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft true tales, traditional stories, tall tales and yarns; heart to heart and without notes. We welcome beginners and experienced folks. So come and strut your stuff, share what you know, try out a new story or tell a tale for the first time.
 

There's room for around 10 storytellers and we ask that stories be no longer than 10 minutes, give or take. We ask that stories be said not read.
 

Let kind hearts and commonsense prevail: racist and homophobic stories hurt people so please don't bring them to Fabled Nights

WHERE: Newport HUB 13 Mason Street, enter via the park (the new building)
WHEN: 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.


*WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS
* FABLED NIGHTS is an intergenerational event. Children welcome at parent/carers discretion

PARKING: There is free parking at the rear of the building. Coming from Mason Street, turn left at Durkin Street then left into the car park. Entry to the HUB is from the park.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION 12 November

AHOY THERE!!!
 

INVITATION TO MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Sunday 12 November a trip on the Blackbird

The Storytelling Australia Victoria committee has been thinking about our end of year get-together. All sorts of adventures were suggested but we couldn’t go past another trip on the Blackbird.

Last year we explored the Marybyrnong but this time we thought we’d explore The Docklands. The trip is 60 minutes return.

The boat trip is our shout but you will pay for your own lunch. However we will supply snacks and nibbles for the intrepid explorers.

There are 30 places (including children) on the Blackbird and these book out fast.

THE PLAN

12.30 LUNCH
• Meet at the Happy River Cafe, 45 Moreland St, Footscray (at the Footscray Community Arts Centre).
• The Arts Centre is a short walk from the train station and there is limited paid parking available if you're driving.
• The Happy River Cafe doesn't split bills.
• There are vegan / vegetarian / GF options

2.30 DEPARTURE
• The Blackbird is docked a few hundred metres from the cafe so it's only a short walk away.
• The Ferry Terminal is located: Bottom of Saltriver Place Melway 42 E5.
• The Blackbird will depart on the dot so please be on time.

* It can get nippy out on the water so please bring something warm.

PLEASE RSVP by 25 October. We only have spaces for a maximum of 30 people.

EMAIL: storytellingvic@live.com.au SUBJECT HEADING: BLACKBIRD
* Please indicate in your email what are booking for:

• Lunch
• Cruise
• Lunch and Cruise
• How many are you booking for?

For more information: The Blackbird website

Any problems on the day contact either:
Jackie 0412 210 098 or Lana 0468 434 755

Please remember this is a members and family event so it is essential that your membership is current. To renew follow this link.

If you are new member or don’t know many of us, rest assured we are a friendly bunch and you will be made to feel welcome. Storytelling Vic takes pride in hospitality and welcoming newcomers.
OTHER NEWS

Fabled Nights in Newport
• October 20: special guest documentary maker Mojan Javadi is coming along to hear about the stories you heard as a child that you still carry in your heart. Read about her project HERE 
• November 17: Last gathering for the year. We will reconvene in March 2018. Come and celebrate a great year of stories with nibbles and bubbles, tea and cake.

7.30 PM – 10.30 PM
Newport Community HUB 13 Mason Street (enter via the park)
Entry $3.00 members or $5.00

RAW Garden Storytelling
• November 5: Enjoy the Festival of Lights (Deepavali) this month as we celebrate with food and stories! We invite you to bring a plate of food to share and look forward to having an amazing afternoon with you. This is the final RAW Garden Storytelling for 2017, we’ll be back in February 2018.

12.00 PM – 3.00 PM
325 South Road Brighton East
Entry FREE

RAW Garden Storytelling: Deepavali.

Enjoy the Festival of Lights (Deepavali) this month as we celebrate with food and stories! We invite you to bring a plate of food to share and look forward to have an amazing afternoon with you.

RAW Garden Storytelling is a partnership event with Mariam Issa and the RAW Garden and Storytelling Vic. The Garden celebrates the uniqueness and aspirations of multicultural women through gardening, storytelling, crafts and cooking. Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Dee) from Storytelling Vic is our host. Dee will have a mix of special guests and story games and there is always a space for friends to tell a tale.
 

We value listeners and storytellers equally and take pride in welcoming newcomers to RAW.
 

* photograph supplied by Tatiana Scott 

WHEN: Sunday, November 5 at 12 PM - 3 PM
WHERE: 325 South Road Brighton East

COST: FREE
BOOKINGS: not necessary.
ENTER: by the drive way gate.
  


This is the final RAW Garden storytelling for 2017, we will reconvene in February 2018

International Day of the Girl

Lily-Ann
Heart felt thanks to all who joined us for this inaugural storytelling evening, an event marking the International Day of the Girl.

Thank you to the story tellers: Katherine, Roslyn, Anna, Jackie, Louisa, Devi, Suzanne, Lily-Ann, Miles and Alex. And a shout out to Kate who drew all the threads together and who hosted, to Jackie and Yogini, who assisted and to Teena who initiated the idea.

This was the first time Storytelling Vic has held an event in The Good Room at the Foundling Archive. If you don't already know, The Good Room is an intimate space with access for all, located in East Brunswick. Well worth investigating if you are planning a storytelling event.

Miles
Pictured are our two youngest storytellers. It has been one of the delights of 2017 watching these two develop their skills.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fabled Nights in Newport: 20 October

 Fabled Nights in Newport is an open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft true tales, traditional stories, tall tales and yarns; heart to heart and without notes. We welcome beginners and experienced folks. So come and strut your stuff, share what you know, try out a new story or tell a tale for the first time.
 

There's room for around 10 storytellers and we ask that stories be no longer than 10 minutes, give or take. We ask that stories be said not read.
 

Let kind hearts and commonsense prevail: racist and homophobic stories hurt people so please don't bring them to Fabled Nights
WHERE: Newport HUB 13 Mason Street, enter via the park (the new building)
WHEN: 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.


*WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS
* FABLED NIGHTS is an intergenerational event. Children welcome at parent/carers discretion

PARKING: There is free parking at the rear of the building. Coming from Mason Street, turn left at Durkin Street then left into the car park. Entry to the HUB is from the park.


This month's photo shows us celebrating the September launch of the Art of Oral Storytelling Journal, and initiative by one of our members Lana Woolf. On the screen is  storyteller Asha Sampath Skyping in from Chennai. 

October Special Guest
We have a special guest coming to the October evening, documentary maker Mojan Javadi. Mojan is keen to hear about the stories that touched your heart as a child that you have carried into adulthood. Perhaps you can remember the story or maybe only the essence has stayed with you?
Came and meet Mojan, hear about her project, and perhaps you can prepare a story to share. Read more about Mojan HERE.

October Fabled Nights will be co hosted by Vic storyteller  Matt McArthur. We are grateful to our members who support our events with hosting, hospitality and setting up and kitchen duties!

Matt is one of our science storytellers. Here he is in action. Kindly recorded for us by member Alex Kharnam.


Fabled Nights in Newport is a partnership event with Hobsons Bay Libraries and is supported by the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Its that time of year folks! 
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Membership of Storytelling Australia Victoria provides you with many opportunities to be involved in storytelling:  
  • member discounts
  • organisational support for projects that promote storytelling in Victoria
  • voting rights to influence the direction of the organisation 
  • the opportunity to be listed as a storyteller on our website (for an additional fee)
  • to promote your group 
And you get to meet and hang out with a splendid bunch of diverse people.

Membership runs from 1 November to 31 October. New membership applications received after 1 July will be valid for 16 months until 31 October of the following year. 

Please go to our website and fill in the form and to complete your application pay with direct deposit, or print and complete the forms and post it with a cheque.

Annual fees for membership are:

Individual Membership - $30.00
Individual Concession Membership - $20.00
Family Membership - $30 (Up to 2 adults and 4 children)
Group Membership - $30


Visit our website and you will see us in action, subscribe to our blog for member news and events (free) and follow us on Facebook where we promote all the storytelling news we can muster from around the state 

MEMBERSHIP HERE

Tales from the Flyway: Melton Sat October 28 10:30 am

Bird Week is coming up and we are celebrating with the Melton Environment Group
 
'Tales from the Flyway' is a storytelling show I developed with my violinist buddy Sarah Depasquale. Sarah and I share a love of wetlands and birds, especially those found at our doorstep in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Together we'll take you on a journey following the path of migratory shore birds, from south-east Australia to Siberia, along the East Asian Australasian Flyway. The show is playful and occasionally enlightening.

WHEN: Sat October 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am
WHERE: Melton Library and Learning HUB  32 McKenzie Street Melton
COST: A FREE inter-generational event.

Jackie Kerin

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

INVITATION: ‘One Thousand and One Tales’

Mojan Javardi is a film maker, is passionate about stories, and she has a project to share with us.
Mojan will be our special guest at: 
She is keen to meet storytellers and explain the ideas for her feature length documentary.

'One Thousand and One Tales' is a documentary and a book in the process about fairy tales, folktales and traditional stories within different cultures.
The project explores these stories to discover the heroes, villains and other minor characters within the tales.

The aim is to investigate the main messages of these stories and how they may have influenced us as children and how we look at them now as adults.

Mojan is also interested to share any bedtime stories, which have not been recorded as a text. Through this project the team have been thrilled when coming across such unwritten stories.

Selected stories will be part of the ‘One Thousand and One Tales’ printed book with a credit to the narrator. Also some of the storytellers will be invited to participate in the documentary based on their stories and willingness.

Please come along and meet Mojan and perhaps you would like to think about a story you encountered as a child and that you still hold in your heart. Many of you have stories you carry in your mother tongue, a language other than English. We would love to hear about this.
Lean more about Mojan and the team at Waking Dream Collective.
Mojan would like to film some of the storytelling at RAW and Newport but only where she has the teller's permission.  

* Remember Daylight Saving starts on Sunday 1st October. Don't forget to turn your clock forward an hour!! 

Art of Oral Story Telling Journal: submissions

      A Storytellers Toolbox

The next edition theme is, A Storytellers Toolbox. We are open for submissions based on this theme until December 31st, 2017. We will be kicking off the new year with the release of the next edition in late January. We are looking for submissions of creative non-fiction that is connected to the theme.
All successful submissions also require a photo and short biography.

  • We want you to share with us and the international storytelling community what is in your storytellers toolkit? 
  • We want to know about your voice, your body work, your puppets and props and kamishibai and musical instruments. 
  • What else is there? 
  • What makes your storytelling self? 

Pictured is Cadu from the 'Os Tapetes Contadores de Histórias' (The Carpet Storytellers) in Brazil - if you want to read about Cadu, his group and the props they use check it out at HERE 

*Please view our website for submission guidelines at AOST 

All submissions are to be emailed to aostjournal@gmail.com

Follow AOST on Facebook: HERE

The editor of AOST is Lana Woolf, a member of Storytelling Victoria.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Storytelling @ RAW Garden: 1st October


RAW Garden Storytelling is a partnership event with Mariam Issa and the RAW Garden and Storytelling Vic. The Garden celebrates the uniqueness and aspirations of multicultural women through gardening, storytelling, crafts and cooking. Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Dee) from Storytelling Vic is our host. Dee will have a mix of special guests and story games and there is always a space for friends to tell a tale.
We value listeners and storytellers equally and take pride in welcoming newcomers to RAW.
 
*photographs supplied by Tatiana Scott 
 

WHERE: 325 South Road Brighton East
WHEN: 1st October

TIME: 12.00 PM - 2.00 PM
COST: FREE
 

Bookings are not necessary.
Enter by the drive way gate.


Here's what we were doing in the garden in October last year: learning about crafting and telling personal stories with Kate Lawrence.
 *photographs supplied by Tatiana Scott  

Friday, September 15, 2017

The ART of ORAL STORY TELLING JOURNAL: Launched at 'Fabled Nights in Newport'

Last night at Fabled Night in Newport, our regular monthly gathering of storytellers, we launched The Art of Oral Storytelling Journal!!

Congratulations Vic member Lana Woolf, you have created a wonderful on-line resource and meeting place for storytellers around the world. Thank you Asha Sampath (Chennai) for braving our experiment and appearing via Skype. The inaugural edition has contributors from Kenya, Italy, Singapore, India, Brazil and Australia.

Check it out. AOST is open for the next round of submissions. 
Many thanks to our Newport partners, Hobsons Bay Library for supporting us in our vision to make use of the available technology. As well as Skype we were able to enjoy some videos of the contributors. This is Cadu Cinelli and the Tapetes Contadores de Historias (The Carpet Storytellers).


And in the mix of the night, we also enjoyed stories from our regulars and new comers. Thank you Alan, Dave, Alex and Miles (father son tandem), Karen, Jackie and Sarah, Lily-Anne, Niki and a HUGE thanks to Cam for hosting and helping with photos.

 
 

School Stories: Seniors Week. October 13


From the warm bottles of milk to the ink wells and shelter sheds, school days evoke fond and not so fond memories! Bring along an artefact from your school days and join local storytellers and musicians for a trip down memory lane in this interactive storytelling session not to be missed.

This is an open story circle and we want to hear about your school days.



Mary O'Meara
With Jackie Kerin, Dave Davies and Mary O'Meara from Storytelling Australia Victoria and Michael Stewart from the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.


Dave Davies
 WHERE: Altona Library 123 Queen Street Altona
WHEN: October 13 at 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 
BOOKING: FREE but we recommend booking a place HERE
 


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Stories on the Hill: Nowa Nowa October 21 - 22. BILARNI: 26 & 28 October

Click on poster to enlarge

For all the information, video and bookings HERE

Also at Mallacoota and Bermagui you can catch Jan Wositzky

BILARNI  
26 & 28 October           

WHERE: The Muddie, Malacoota      
WHEN: Thurs 26 October @ 7.30       
COST: $25/ $20 Conc.   
TIX: Pickets Gift shop 

WHERE: Murrah Hall (20 mins south of Bermagui)
WHEN: Sat Oct 28, 7.30 p.m & Sunday 29, 3pm
COST: $20
More about Jan Wositzky and his shows HERE

Thank you Jan for sharing with us. ed.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Story Girl: 7 October

 Story Girl 
Celebrating the power of girls in folk tale, myth and true story.

Come join us in celebrating with story the International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl). This day is observed annually in October to highlight issues concerning the gender inequality facing young girls. Declared by the United Nations, in 2012, the aim is to raise awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular.

The 2017 theme: “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.”

Storytelling Australia Victoria members received an open invitation to bring along a story to share that honours girls and they responded with enthusiasm. 


Come hear from the storytellers: 
  • Alex and Miles Kharnam
  • Roslyn Quin
  • Suzanne Sandow
  • Dee Palanisamy
  • Kate Lawrence
  • Katherine Jones 
  • Louisa John-Krol  
  • Lily-Anne Matthews-Fabian 
Our host is Kate Lawrence from Storytelling Vic. Kate is also the creator of Story Wise Women, the only Women’s storytelling night in Melbourne (in the Good Room as it happens!)  

*Bring your little sister, daughter, niece and young friends; at Story Girl, we want to hear girl’s voices.

This idea for Story Girl came from a seed sown and a relationship nurtured by Story Vic member Teena Hartnett. Teena attended at evening at The Good Room and was touched by the compassion and vision of the founders, Gracie and Katrina Lolicato.  


WHEN: October 7
TIME: 7.30 - 10.30
WHERE: The GOOD ROOM - Foundling Archive 390A Lygon Street, Brunswick East (entry via laneway between Hickford and Blyth Streets)
BOOKINGS:  HERE

* The Good Room is accessible to wheel chair users.
Light supper provided and refreshments available.
Learn more about the Good Room HERE
* Banner photo: Story Vic storyteller, Lily- Anne, supplied by Alex Kharnam.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Workshops in Murrindindi in October!

At Storytelling Victoria we get very excited when members offer events outside of the metro area. Lana Woolf has created some wonderful opportunities for those of you living in or near the Murrindindi Shire
 
Magic Mirror Workshop for the young: Oct 3

“Magic Mirror” is a two hour workshop for primary school students who are interested to develop personal storytelling skills. Lana will take the participants through a series of processes to develop a personal story (about whatever the participant chooses) and then lead some group activities to develop the story structure. The participants will practice their stories in groups, with peer feedback and leave the workshop with a personal story.

A tried and true workshop loved by young and old alike, the Magic Mirror workshop uses a simple storytelling technique to develop a personal story in an engaging and fun way. The idea behind Magic Mirror is to give participants an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to tell personal stories about experiences in their lives.

Who: Young People aged 6 to 12
When: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Time: 10am to 12pm
Cost: $35.00 for single workshop
BOOKINGS AND MORE INFO: HERE



Brave New Voices workshop: Beginning Oct 6

Brave New Voices is a 5 week course.

This workshop aims to explore our voice through the genre of biomythography. ‘Bio’ meaning my story, and ‘myth’ meaning the stories we use to understand the world. Weaving these two elements together to create poetry in the style of biomythography.
In each module we will be discovering a new aspect of how we understand and create bio-myth poetry. The workshop will be filled with lots of theory, lots of activities and games, and lots of examples. We will be creating lots of small bits of poetry individually and as a group throughout the workshop. There will be lots of time for 1:1 mentoring and for feedback through out the process.

Module One: The history of Spoken word and how it has empowered communities
Module Two: Biomythography
Module Three: S.O.R.P.L.U.S.I methodology
• Self Knowledge
• Orality
• Rhythm
• Political content and context
• Language of Communication
• Urgency
• Sacredness
• Integrity
Module Four: Creating your poetry toolkit
Module Five: Performance techniques
Module Six: Putting it all together


Where: 52 Downey Street Alexandra
When: Beginning October 6 then every Friday night for the next four weeks
Time: 6 to 9pm  
Cost: $120.00 waged $85.00 unwaged $35 deposit - all money must be paid by Friday 6th October unless otherwise arranged with Lana 

BOOKING AND MORE INFO: HERE
 
Contact: Lana Woolf
Email: bula@lanawoolf.com
W: lanawoolf.com

Sparking Change: Workshops Melbourne CBD: November 7, 16 and 17

Sparking Change (SPARKS) is a social justice organisation using the power of story to spark social change. Lana Woolf from Story Vic is a co founder, alongside Emily Dwyer.

SPARKS is a community arts development organisation that uses StoryWork methodologies to support vulnerable and marginalised communities to take strategic social change action. 

Using story for advocacy: November 7

This workshop encourages people to explore their own experiences, knowledge, beliefs and stories. The program uses a range of methods, including presentations, individual reflection, working in pairs, and small and large group discussions.
At the end of this workshop, people who take part will be able to:
*Explain what advocacy is
*Outline examples of different types of advocacy.
*Describe some of the barriers that people face when engaging in advocacy, and some possible solutions to this.
*Explain the role that story telling plays in advocacy and campaigning.
*Outline some key considerations when using storytelling in advocacy and campaigning.
*Explore how to create suitable stories for advocacy purposes.
*Discuss some tricky questions that advocates might face, and how to handle these.

When: Tuesday 7th November 2017 (Public Holiday)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Laneway Learning Shop 22 Bennetts Ln, Melborune
Cost: $125 waged payment $75.00 unwaged 

BOOKING AND MORE INFO: HERE

Bring your lunch, a notepad and pen. tea, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.
No computers please unless you need them for access purposes.

This space is wheelchair accessible.

Storytelling has always been a powerful tool for grassroots organisers, but now more than ever, personal narrative strategies are at the heart of successful social change toolkits and activities. 


This one day intensive workshop is for peer workers, advocates, social change makers, and activists. As advocates and social change makers working at the coal face, our task is not just to calculate the best response to public opinion. Our task is to shape public opinion to support real solutions and structural change. The best way to build this capacity while keeping it anchored in democratic and accountable organising is to grow it from the ground up. Sparking Change supports leaders and communicators to actively engage in social justice through personal strategic storytelling. We combine our capacity building training program with ongoing partnership, embedded sectoral support and convening our growing network of practitioners.
Join our next workshop and lets start sparking some change through strategic storytelling.


Strategic Storytelling for Social Change: Nov 16 and 17


2 day workshop for Peer Workers - Self Advocates - Social Change Agents - Activists - Campaigners

We tell stories all day every day - What we had for lunch, why we do what we do, and why we do it. A story can connect and influence - create change. Stories can tell us what is happening and how those happenings impact on people and the environment. Stories can also show us what change we can create in the world, and if it is a really good story, it will tell us what we can do to help facilitate that change. This workshop takes people through a process of using strategic StoryWork to lean how to tell the story of your ‘lived experience’ , the story of the of the social justice issue you are working on, and a story that will move people to action on your particular social justice issue. You will learn how to tell your story in ways that foster community, explore shared values, create hope and influence others on a path of social justice in action orientated ways.

When: Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November 2017 

Time: 10am to 4pm.
Cost: $150 unwaged $225 Waged
There is an option to pay a 50% deposit on the Trybooking website and pay the rest when you come to the workshop
Where:  22-24 Bennetts Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

BOOKING AND MORE INFO: HERE

For more information
W: www.sparkingchange.com.au
E: hello@sparkingchange.com.au
 

Kids Tell Stories: a workshop for kids September 25 - 29

Holiday fun in the Murrindindi Shire

“Kids Tell Stories” is a five day workshop (two hours per day) for primary school students who are passionate about learning how to tell a fictional story (folk, fable, myth) in a performative way for an audience. 

Lana will guide participants to choose a story that resonates with them, to get to know the ‘bones’ of the story and learn how to map stories. 

Participants will then learn how to start and finish a story using ‘traditional European folk’ strategies. 

Participants will be guided in developing their story tools (voice, eyes, hands, face, body) to develop their story performance skills. 

Finally each participant will put the knowledge together to practice and then perform a story for family, friends and peers.

Who: Young People aged 6 to 12 years
When: Monday 25th September to Friday 29th September 2017
Time: 10am to 12.00pm each day 

Where: 52 Downey Street Alexandra
Cost: $120.00 for whole workshop
Book at: HERE

For more information contact Lana Woolf
E: bula@lanawoolf.com
W: lanawoolf.com
For more information about what Lana does www.sparkingchange.com.au.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fabled Nights in Newport: September 15

Fabled Nights in Newport is an open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft true tales, traditional stories, tall tales and yarns; heart to heart and without notes. We welcome beginners and experienced folks. So come and strut your stuff, share what you know, try out a new story or tell a tale for the first time.
There's room for around 10 storytellers and we ask that stories be no longer than 10 minutes, give or take. We ask that stories be said not read.
Let kind hearts and commonsense prevail: racist and homophobic stories hurt people so please don't bring them to 'Fabled Nights'.


WHERE: 13 Mason Street Newport
TIME: 7.30 - 10.00

COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.
*WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS
* Fabled Nights in Newport is an inter generational event. Children welcome at parent/carers discretion

PARKING: There is free parking at the rear of the building. Coming from Mason Street, turn left at Durkin Street then left into the car park. Entry to the HUB is from the park.  

SEPTEMBER FABLED NIGHTS IS SPECIAL
WE ARE LAUNCHING AOST!!!!

This September Fabled Nights is hosting the launch of the new online journal, The Art of Oral Storytelling (AOST). The AOST journal is the initiative of Lana Woolf a member of Storytelling Victoria, is locally based in Victoria, Australia it has contributions from all over the world.
 

The theme for the first edition is 'A Storyteller's Tale’ and included are articles from:
  • A Spanish and English translated article from Cadu Cinelli on his journey with the ‘Tapetes Contadores de Histórias’ (The Carpet Storytellers) and how the Greek mythological character, Penelope has inspired him. 
  • Asha Sampath shares with us her personal journey to become a storyteller, and how she started the Chennai Storytellers Group. 
  • Included is an interview with Githanda Githie from Kenya about his storytelling culture. 
  • Zerena Zampolli shares an article on the ‘Highlights on the history of oral storytelling from an Italian/European/Mediterranean perspective’. 
  • Matt McArthur shares with us his experience of ‘finding his feet’ as a storyteller. 

Find out more to read the articles online at www.aostjournal.wordpress.com

***Come join us in launching AOST. There will be bubbles!!! (And if we can get on top of the technology), we may even Skype in one of the contributors for a story.


Fabled Nights in Newport is a partnership event with Hobsons Bay Libraries and is supported by the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gael Cresp Stories: from school days in the 50s and 60s

Gael Cresp, Story Vic storyteller and Wonthaggi resident invites you to ...

Stories from school days in the 50s and 60s. No props, no script. Come along, listen then think about what you remember from days gone by...

WHERE: Wonthaggi Library 6 Murray Street Wonthaggi
WHEN: August 16
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm 
FREE

Visit Gael's website HERE

Thanks for sharing with us Gael. ed

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dreaming and Planning for 2018

This is a day to connect, dream and plan about all the things that we could do, as an organisation, to nurture the art of storytelling in Victoria. 


24 September, 2017

10.30am - 3.30pm
 
Maternal & Child Health Centre
505 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

 

Come and get involved in Storytelling Australia Victoria (SAV)
and have a say in what we do.

It is facilitated by Kate Lawrence, Vice president of SAV, a trained and experienced facilitator, who will aim to encourage all voices, ideas and collaborations.

As our numbers have swollen we felt the need to offer more ways for people to participate and have a say in the direction and activities of the organisation.
 

What kinds of events, activities and relationships would you like to be involved with in the calendar for 2018?
  • Workshops
  • Partnerships
  • Open mics
  • Fundraisers
  • Mini Festival
  • Retreat 
  • ....
What skills, time and energy do you have to contribute to our events? The more skills we have in the pot, the bigger we can dream.
  • Mcing
  • Photography
  • Recording
  • Graphic design
  • Front of house
  • Website design 
  • ....
How can Storytelling Vic better support:
  • individual dreams
  • community strengthening
  • building the network across Victoria 
  • …..

RSVP: 16 SEPTEMBER:
Jackie Kerin by text: 0412 210 098
OR
Storytelling Australia Victoria: storytellingvic@live.com.au

Lunch provided. Any special dietary requirements please let us know when you RSVP.

*If you are a member but unable to join us and wish to contribute your ideas and capacity please email your thoughts to us by September 18 and we will make sure that your ideas are recorded and discussed.

*If your membership has lapsed, you can sign upon the day.