Monday, May 22, 2017

Williamstown Literary Festival: Before There Were Books, There Were Storytellers

Melbourne was designated the first and only UNESCO City of Literature in Australia, and the second in the world. Spoken word, as both poetry and storytelling, is part of this city’s rich literary environment. Every night of the week, people gather to tell and listen to stories: in libraries, pubs, cafes, on stages and in drafty halls. Stories maybe packaged in books and films but the gentle art of telling is a sweet pleasure all of its own.

Storytelling Vic will be at the Willi Lit Fest with a session of stories to promote our key events, associations and partnerships.

  • Fabled Nights in Newport is a monthly gathering on the third Friday of the month, held in partnership with Hobsons Bay Libraries.
  • RAW Garden Storytelling in East Brighton is another partner event on the first Sunday of the month.
 Storytelling Vic also enjoys a supportive relationship with the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.

These storytellers are giving their time and talents to this festival in the west; a taste of the variety of tale spinning that goes on under our logo.
  • Mary O'Meara tells personal stories of life growing up in Williamstown and Foostcray in the 1960s.
  • Matt McArthur (Diver Matt) is a marine ecologist.  Living by the Bay in Altona, Matt is one of our science storytellers.
  • Dave Davies is a member of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club and has been reciting verse and telling tall stories for over 60 years. One of his favourites is C.J. Dennis.
  • Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Dee) moved to Australia from Singapore almost two years ago. A member of the Singapore Storytelling Association, Dee is a link to our storytelling neighbours to the north. She also hosts our monthly gatherings at the RAW Garden. Dee specialises in Asian Folk Tale.
  • Jackie Kerin has a passion for working with her Hobsons Bay community in collaborative projects highlighting the local wetlands and birds and Botanic Gardens through storytelling. Several years ago, she met musician Sarah Depasquale and the Newport Folk Club and they are now a familiar storytelling duo in the western suburbs of Melbourne and beyond. Jackie also hosts Fabled Nights in Newport for Storytelling Vic.
 Check our the Lit Fest details HERE
 Our event is..
WHERE: Williamstown Town Hall. 104 Ferguson Street Williamstown
WHEN: Sunday 18 June
TIME: 2.00 pm

This event is free but BOOKINGS are essential. come along and support us and enjoy a little of the Festival buzz and a coffee or a wine in Williamstown.

Thank you to the storytellers who are supporting storytelling at the Williamstown Literary Festival.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Glen Eira City Council Storytelling Festival


 There is much to explore in the rich program of events. For the spoken word enthusiasts, there are open mic opportunities through out the festival.

And the annual AUSTRALIAN FAIRY TALE SOCIETY CONFERENCE is nestled into this festival as well

WHEN: 22 June to 9 July
WHERE: Multiple venues - check out the website
ALL THE INFO HERE

Fabled Nights in Newport: 16 June

Matt McArthur (Diver Matt) weaving his spell at the the May Fabled Night

'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'.

COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.

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

*The HUB has wheelchair access.

DATE: June 16
TIME: 7.30 - 10.00
PLACE: Newport HUB 13 Mason Street Newport
(close to Newport Station)
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.

In May we were taken behind the scenes of a children's birthday party in a Fairy Shop, treated to a Norwegian tale of Troll magic, driving lessons in the 1950s, the power of small gestures of love, the risks of the workplace and a pourquoi story from Korea. And Matt shared a hilarious, visceral underwater experience - delivered with great style! Thanks to all who stayed and helped put the room back in order and clean up the kitchen. Without the storytellers and the listeners, urn boilers and the cake makers, there would be no Fabled Nights!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

RAW Garden Storytelling 4 June


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.
WHEN: Sunday 4 June
WHERE: RAW Garden 325 South Road Brighton East
TIME: 12.00 - 2.00 PM
COST: $15.00 or $10.00 Storytelling Vic members
No booking necessary. Pay at the gate.
Tea and sweet snacks provided. Bring a small plate of something savoury to share.


 Here we are in MAY
At the May gathering we could see that the garden is shifting into winter mode. The trees are losing their leaves, the sky was grey but the storytellers were very cosy. 
 
Lucinda and Caroline had the urn boiling and rugs provided to keep us warm. Astrid came back to the garden with her traveling tale - The Pilgrim. And of course Dee kept the stories flowing.
 
Come and join us in June for more stories.

Breaking News from the Australian Fairy Tale Society


A BURSARY FOR THE AFTS CONFERENCE
 
We want as many people who are interested in exploring fairy tales from an Australian perspective to join us at our annual conference this year, and so, for the first time ever, the Australian Fairy Tale Society is thrilled to be able to offer a bursary.
Check out our website to download the application form and get it back to us by Friday 26 May. The decision will be made on or before 4 June, well in time for the conference.
Good luck! We really, really want to see you there!
Bursary includes:
  • Conference registration
  • Transport up to $250
  • Accomodation up to $100 per night for 2 nights
  • A 'fairy godmother/father" as conference mentor

Details HERE

ALSO A MEMBERSHIP OFFER ...

Join or renew your AFTS membership before you register for the conference and you can save -
$95 for non members (already pretty inexpensive for an all day conference)
or $65 for members + $25 annual membership fee = $90 total for a year of being part of our community.

Current members, now is your time. Remember membership expires on 31 May and we don't want to lose you.

Membership details HERE 

(Thanks for keeping us in the loop AFTS)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Gael Cresp: Baking: Stories for Grown Ups.

Once again no props, no script, no recitation: just stories told in the oldest way.
This is a free event hosted by the West Gippsland Regional Library in Wonthaggi.
The stories are directed at adults, but folk of any age will enjoy themselves if they come along take a seat, open their ears and listen.

This is the second last in this series so come along and be entertained, amused and possibly even enlightened.
Gael is a life member of Storytelling Australia Victoria.

WHEN: May 2
DAY AND TIME: Wednesday at 11 AM
WHERE: Wonthaggi Library. 6 Murray Street Wonthaggi
FREE

Learn more about Gael HERE
Thank you for sharing with us Gael (Ed.)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Story Wise Women: True, Personal Storytelling Nights for Women May 2


Women's experiences are different, how we see the world, how we are treated in the world, how we make sense of the world are unique and diverse. 

Women's stories are not heard as loudly, as often, as seriously or as humourously as they could be.  

Women need space and time to tell, to be heard, to listen and connect through sharing our experiences, through our crafted stories.  We need to make sense of our lives in a way that brings peace and hope to the events that have shaped us, as we then in turn shape them into a story. We then give this as part gift part message to our audience and know ourselves in a deeper way.  

This is an open opportunity eight women to tell a 5 - 8 minute true story - no notes, it happened to you, and for the rest of us to listen. There is no obligation to tell a story, in fact listeners are needed just as much as tellers. Check the event details for the monthly theme. 

May Theme: Sickness and Health
Tell us a story of the body, how a crisis of health, your own or someone around you, came to your life. Tell us about the vomit, blood, guts and pain.  Tell us about sickness in a relationship, your heart or your mind, tell us about the doctors and nurses, the patients, the tests, the fears and acceptance.


WHERE: Long Play: 318 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 
* Get a drink, settle in, or come earlier for dinner, the kitchen opens at 6pm.
WHEN: Ist Tuesday of the month
TIME: 7.30 pm - 10.00pm
COST: $15.00 05 $10.00 concession
BOOKINGS:  HERE

Learn more about Story Wise Women and Kate Lawrence HERE
Enquiries: Kate@storywise.com.au  0402 080 445 

Story Play Day: 13 May

Your invited to the May Story Play Day - A day of playing storytelling games, of practicing and sharing our storytelling skills. This Play Day is about stretching our mind, body and storytelling muscles, picking up new storytelling tips and tricks, and practicing the story skills we already know that help to keep us on our toes.

The next Story Play Day is on Saturday May 13th 2017
(Second Saturday of the month)

Starts at 11.00am and finishes at 4.30 pm - it is an open and relaxed day so come when you can and leave when you must!

* Small children welcome! This is a family friendly event.

Costs:
$15 waged
$10 unwaged
SAV member and youth $5
Children 8 years and under free
Pay on the day!

Can I lead a Session?
Sign up to lead a story game / activity or to lead a short story skills workshop and you get free entry to the Storytelling Play Day.

Please email Lana if you would like to sign up to lead a session or for more details at lanawoolf@sparkingchange.com.au

What shall I bring?
Bring your playfulness, enthusiam, quick wit, and a plate to share for lunch - if it is lovely weather, we can eat outside in the park and have a picnic - otherwise we will go inside to the Knowledge Market for all our activities.

Herbal tea, coffee and water will be provided

What does the day look like?

11.00 to 11.30 - Registration
11.30 to 12.15 - Opening Story Circle
12.15 to 1.00 - Lunch
1.00 to 1.45 - Suzanne Sandow - Group improv story activity
1.45 to 2.00 - Break
2.00 to 2.45 - Lana Woolf - Hot Shoe Shuffle activity
2.45 to 3.00 - Break
3.00 to 3.45 - Session four. - TBC
3.45 to 4.30 - Closing Story Circle

About the facilitator:
Lana Woolf is an artist who weaves together the myth, history
and biography of her life in epic narrative form through storytelling, poetry and multimedia arts. She loves to get other people talking too! She hosts conference sessions, workshops, book clubs, radio shows and book launches, She is is passionate about teaching poetry and storytelling and is the Creative Director of Sparking Change, an Australia based organisation that uses StoryWork for Social Change.
www.sparkingchange.com.au
www.lanawoolf.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jan "Yarn" Wozitsky" CANAKKALE GALLIPOLI. April 25



Hello Folks,

I've a new rendition of my long-running show CANAKKALE GALLIPOLI, this time with the superb Jack Norton, a master of Turkish music, joining me to play oud, saz, tanbur and percussion. Jack studied Turkish music in Istanbul, and he's bringing great depth to the musical side of this show.

It's on Anzac Day at Steilglitz (b/w Geelong & Ballan) & Castlemaine on FRi 28 (see below).

I’ve not performed the show since the overbearingly nationalistic and sentimental 2015 centenary, so for those who may fear this is in that vein, assuredly it’s not - it’s an alternative, human version of this story that I hope transcends, and undercuts, nationalism - and tells it from both sides.

As Ted Egan says in one of the songs I use:
“They say old soldiers never die
But young ones do and I ask why?"

All details below, and hope to see you if you're in this area.
Cheers, Jan.

Tuesday 25 April (Anzac Day) @ 2.30pm
Stieglitz Hall, Stieglitz (between Ballan & Geelong)
$20. Book with Pete or Christine: 03 5281 9253
Friday 28 April @ 8pm
Old Castlemaine Gaol

$25. Book: HERE

RAW Garden Storytelling: Sunday May 7



RAW Garden Storytelling is a partnership event with Mariam Issa and the RAW Garden. 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.

WHERE: 325 South Road Brighton East 

WHEN: Sunday May 7
TIME: 12.00 - 2.00 pm
COST: $15.00 or $10.00 Storytelling Vic members
No booking necessary. Pay at the gate.

Tea and sweet snacks provided. Bring a small plate of something savoury to share.

Event banner: photo by Tatiana Scott: HERE

More information about RAW: HERE

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gael Cresp: Travellers - Stories for Grown-ups

"Before there were books there were Stories" (Jackie Kerin). No props, no script, no recitation: just stories told in the oldest way.
This is a free event hosted by the West Gippsland Regional Library in Wonthaggi.
The stories are directed at adults, but folk of any age will enjoy themselves if they come along take a seat, open their ears and listen.
Gael is a life member of Storytelling Australia Victoria.

WHERE: Wonthaggi Library, Murray Street, Wonthaggi
WHEN: 19 April  
TIME: 11 AM - 12 PM
COST: FREE 

Learn more about Gael HERE 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

'Fabled Nights in Newport': April 21st

'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'


SPECIAL GUEST: visiting storyteller Lavanya Prasad from Bangalore
This month we are looking forward to welcoming a special storytelling guest to Fabled Nights. Lavanya Prasad is visiting Melbourne from Bangalore. Lavanya is a Professional Storyteller, applying stories in all walks of life. She conducts workshops for children and adults using stories as a medium. She also does regular storytelling sessions in Libraries, Bookstores, and Schools for children. If you wish, you can contact Lavanya via her Facebook page HERE
 

WHERE: Newport Community HUB. 13 Mason Street Newport
WHEN: 21 April. 7.30 - 10.00 pm
COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.

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

Matt McArthur: The Laborastory (April)

Story Vic science storyteller Matt McArthur rocked it at The April Laborastory. Here Matt is telling the story of William Speirs Bruce, Scottish naturalist, polar scientist and oceanographer who organized and led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902–04) to the South Orkney Islands and the Weddell Sea. 
 Matt is also a podcaster and decided to celebrated 42 episodes of his pod cast 'Ice Coffee' by baking dozens of chocolate cup cakes decorated with an image of Antarctica. (Cake has really found its place among us!)
Matt has been making good use of the Fabled Nights in Newport to craft his stories. It would be wonderful if more science communicators came along and used the evenings to shape and polish their ripping yarns.  If you are reading this and you are a science nerd, come along. We'd love to hear your stories. 

You can visit Diver Matt's website HERE
If you enjoy science stories, The Laborastory is a monthly event HERE

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Workshop: Addressing Racism: Examining our racist stories


Racism exists, and not in neat tidy boxes with big clear labels. Sometimes racism is hateful, sometimes ignorant, sometimes racism is unintentional, sometimes it is from someone you love, sometimes it is internal, sometimes racism manifests in more ways than one - what we do know is that racism is everywhere. We were taught racism at school, read racism in books, watched it in old westerns, we sang along to racist songs before we understood what racism was. But racism exists still. 1 in 5 people experience racism at sports events, 1 in 3 people experience racism in the workplace, and 1 in 3 people take a stand against racism.

Be the 1 in 3 and interrogate how systemic racism can be found in the stories we see, hear and share as a society, and use StoryWork to find out how you can make sure the stories you tell aren’t just not racist, but they are stories that combat the old racist narratives. Storytelling can help expose the dominant racial forces that materialise through lived experiences.


Hosted by Sparking Change and Lana Woolf 
 
Who is this workshop aimed at?
YOU & EVERYONE - We all live in a racist world and are bombarded with racists stories, so this workshop is aimed at everyone who wants to positively work on their racism by analysing the racist stories we are taught to live by.

How much does it cost?
$75 unwaged
$125 waged
Option to pay 1/2 deposit and 1/2 on first night workshop
$37.50 unwaged x 2
$62.50 Waged x 2

The workshop is on three consecutive Fridays:
Friday 30th June 2017
Friday 7th July 2017
Friday 14th July 2017 




LOCATION:
Knowledge Market
Shop 8-10, 892 Bourke Street, Docklands, Victoria 3008
 
The times each week are the same:
start 6.30pm and finish 9.00pm 


 Bookings: HERE

What do I need to bring to the workshop?
Please bring any snacks you may need, a pen and notebook (no computers please).
Herbal teas, coffee and water will be available.
 

Workshop Outline:
This workshop is designed to help participants to understand the origins of racist attitudes, how racist attitudes are developed, and maintained and to establish personal goals for resisting racism.

The activities, exercises and concepts in this workshop have been arranged so that participants are able to explore racial attitudes and feelings in an open environment. Each component in the workshop has a specific identified purpose, clear instructions, and specific procedures for processing your reactions. We also cover the five primary awareness orientations, Condemnation, Discrimination, Tolerance, Acceptance, and Affirmation.

The primary goals in this workshop are; increasing awareness of racial issues, building a personal involvement with the problem of racism, developing personal flexibility in responding to racism, and making a commitment to change one small part of one’s own racism (internal or external).

The workshop content includes:

  • Cultural diversity is a reality
  • The language of racism is always changing
  • Exploring myths and stereotypes
  • The myths and realities of History
  • Cultural hierarchy
  • Looking at ones’ own racist attitudes and behaviours
  • Connecting systemic racism and the individual
  • Managing diversity and difference
  • Creating cultural change and valuing ethnic diversity

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dee (Durgah Devi) Palanisamy


We are lucky that as our numbers grow, more of you are stepping into roles that enable us to offer events with experienced hosts. I'd like to thank Dee for stepping into the role of host for the RAW Garden Storytelling afternoons. These events are in partnership with RAW and Storytelling Vic. The Raw Garden is in Brighton East and the storytelling is the first Sunday of the month: February - November.
Marian Issa (co founder of RAW) and Dee
If you haven't met Dee (Durgah Devi) Palanisamy, she  is a passionate Storyteller and is fascinated by all kinds of stories across the world. She is an avid advocate of the Arts and enjoys Drama, Theatre and Storytelling. She is a Speech and Drama Educator with more than a decade of experience in the field. After graduating with a Masters of Education, specialising in Drama from NIE (Nanyang Technological University), Dee completed the graded Speech and Drama exams offered by Trinity College (London). She is constantly striving to create spaces and programs that encourage discovery, education and entertainment.

After migrating to Melbourne in 2016, Dee founded Deelightfultales, which is a Storytelling company that aims to renew the oral traditions of the spoken word. She maintains her networks in Singapore and visits  annually. Dee specialises in Storytelling for children, Asian Folktales, Stories from India and Tales from the Mahabharata. She also facilitates targeted Storytelling workshops for children and adults.

Being born and raised in Singapore, Dee is proficiently bilingual in English and Tamil. She also speaks conversational Mandarin, Malay and Singlish.  As a versatile performer, she connects with her audience and truly believes in the Power and Magic of Storytelling.  

Dee is available for:
Folktales and Fables
Storytelling performances for preschool and primary school children.
Interactive Stories for Children
Use of Puppets and Props
Thematic stories
Workshops on oral communication skills and drama techniques
Storytelling skills training
Storytelling Workshops (For Children and Adults)

Bookings: deelightfultales4u@gmail.com
+61 450091979

Here is Dee on a mid winter's night in the old Newport Scout Hall at the annual Newport Folk Festival 2016.


Posted by Jackie Kerin (president Storytelling Vic)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Jackie Kerin: Tales from the Flyway: April, May and October

Tales from the Flyway is a storytelling show I developed with violinist Sarah Depasquale. Sarah and I share a love of wetlands and birds, especially those found at our doorstep in Hobsons Bay in the south-east  corner of Australia.
Together we will take you on a journey following the path of migratory shore birds, from Australia to Siberia, along the East Asian Australasian Flyway. The show is playful and occasionally enlightening.

There are some significant celebratory days for the birds in the calendar and Sarah and I developed our show to highlight these.

April 12 - 16
We are heading of to NSW for the Stone the Crows Festival. As well as Flyway, we'll be kept busy with workshops and presentations, and in the evening, Bed Time Tales. You can follow the festival on Facebook.

May 10
Tom the red-necked stint (10 minute kamishibai story from the show).
As part of the World Migratory Bird Day celebrations.
TIME: 10.30 am (Children's Storytime).
PLACE: Altona Meadows Library, Central Square, 2 Newham Way Altona Meadows
FREE event

May 10
Tales from the Flyway
As part of the World Migratory Bird Day celebrations. 
TIME: 6.45
PLACE: Melton Library and Learning HUB
Balam Balam Lecture Theatre. 31 McKenzie Street Melton
FREE event but booking required HERE

May 13 
Tom the red-necked stint (10 minute kamishibai story from the show).
As part of the World Migratory Bird Day celebrations. 
TIME: 10.30
PLACE: Newport Community HUB 13/15 Mason Street Newport
FREE event

October 28 
Tales from the Flyway
As part of National Bird Week
PLACE: Melton Library and Learning HUB
Balam Balam Lecture Theatre. 31 McKenzie Street Melton
FREE event
Details to come HERE
 
 

Monday, March 20, 2017

World Storytelling Day

Many thanks to Storytelling Vic member Susan Hall who offered to organise and host an event to celebrate World Storytelling Day for 2017.
Susan Hall
With her connections in the Geelong Libraries, Susan booked us a space in the DOME Library and Heritage Centre. Many of us learned new stories to bring to this event and made good use of Fabled Nights in Newport to practice.

Alex and co
It was a mixed event - all kinds of stories and folks of all ages. Alex recruited the kids to help with the refrain of his story.

Durgah Devi
Durgah Devi dazzled with two stories including treating us to a version of The Hare and the Tortoise in Tamil. Also we need to thank Dee for arriving with boxes of exquisite cup cakes.

So that's it till next year. Story Vic thrives on the support and energy of members and a hard working committee. World Storytelling Day events were energised several years ago and hosted by Teena Hartnett. We have her to thank for getting them off the ground and now WSD is the first event we post in our calendar every year. Thank you Teena for sowing the seeds.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sparks Workshops April / May 2017

Strategic StoryWork for Social Change 
  For Peer Workers - Self Advocates - Social Change Agents - Activists - Campaigners


A good story has the power to create change the world. 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 how to make that change happen. 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 is the Strategic StoryWork for Social Change workshop?

The workshop will be held on Thursday 20th April and Friday 21st April. We will start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm.



How Much does it cost to attend these days?

The cost is $150 if you are unwaged, and $225 if you are waged. You can purchase your entry into the two day workshop through this link to trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/PGHR



Where is the workshop held?

The Knowledge Market 

Shop 8-10, 892 Bourke Street, Docklands

Adjacent Library at The Dock

The venue is wheelchair accessible.



What do I need to bring to the workshop?

Please bring your lunch, any snacks you may need, a pen and notebook (no computers please).

Herbal teas, coffee and water will be available.

 Story Play Day
You're invited to a story play day where we’ll play storytelling games, while we practice and share our storytelling skills. This play day is about stretching our skills and picking up new storytelling tips and tricks, and practice story skills we already know that help keep us on our toes.



When is the Play Day?
The Story Play Day is on Saturday May 13th 2017

What time does it start and finish?
The story plays day starts at 11am and finishes at 4.15 pm - it is an open and relaxed day so come when you can and leave when you must!

Is the Story Play Day family friendly?
Absolutely! If you are bringing small children, they are absolutely free to attend, but you are responsible for them.

How much does the day cost?
To participate in the day it costs $15 waged  and $10 if you are unwaged or if you are a Storytelling Australia Victoria (SAV) member and $5 for ‘big kids’ who are eagerly participating and playing in the games too. (small kids are free) Pay on the day!
$15 waged
$10 unwaged or a SAV member
$5 for young participants
Free for small children

I would love to volunteer to lead a story session
Sign up to lead a story game / activity or to lead a short story skills workshop and you get free entry to the Storytelling Play Day. Please email Lana if you would like to sign up to lead a session.

What shall I bring?
Bring your playfulness, enthusiasm, quick wit a plate to share for lunch - if it is lovely weather, we can eat outside in the park and have a picnic - otherwise we will go inside to the Knowledge Market for all our activities.

Herbal tea, coffee and water will be provided.

What does the day look like?

Time
Session
Facilitated by
11.00-11.30am
Registration
Lana
11.30am to 12.15pm
Opening Story Circle
Lana
12.15pm to 1.00pm
Shared Lunch

1.00pm to 1.45pm
Session 2

1.45pm to 2.00pm
Break

2.00om to 2.45pm
Session 3

2.45pm to 3.00pm
Break

3.00pm to 3.45pm
Session 4

3.45pm to 4.30pm
Closing Story Circle
Lana

 
Read more about Lana Woolf HERE

Lana Woolf is also and award- winning spoken word artist. Brave New Voices: Biomyth Poetry workshop details HERE

Thank you for sharing your news Lana (Ed)