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

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

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)

* 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.