Saturday, February 3, 2018


                                                          World Storytelling Day 2018
24th March
Theme: Wise Fools
Dear Storytellers,

We are now into February 2018 and I wish you a prosperous and joyful year, filled with happiness and stories.

This year, Storytelling Australia Victoria (SAV) is celebrating World Storytelling Day (WSD) on Saturday, the 24th March 2018.

This email is to extend an invitation for you to be part of:
  • Storytelling Performances
  • Showcase Resources
at the Library at The Dock, in Docklands between 2pm and 4.30pm.
Below you'll find more information and a link to the expression of interest form.

Do look out for the advertisements and posts on social media for World Storytelling Day 2018 in Melbourne.

Please Like and Share the information with your networks and I hope to see you at WSD with your families and friends. There is a Facebook Event Page and you will find all the necessary information there. Please let me know if you are not on Facebook and I will make sure you are kept in the loop.

We would love all SAV members to save the date and come on down to hear great stories and show your support to this event.

With Regards,
Devi Palanisamy (Dee)
SAV Treasurer &
2018 WSD Coordinator
Dee Palanisamy WSD 2017

                                             WHAT IS WORLD STORYTELLING DAY?
WSD logo: Mats Rehnman
 World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of oral storytelling and this year SAV is excited to be supported by Library at the Dock. We are keen to increase public awareness of oral storytelling.

We will register our event on the WSD international site kindly created by our Dutch counterparts

The theme is Wise Fools. We will be enjoying a selection of stories in the Performance space. The venue has a seating capacity of 120. You can find more details about the Performance space, accessibility and features via this link.

Performance Expression of Interest

This call is for eight storytelling performances.
We request that each story is strictly ten minutes or less.

Kindly complete and submit the Expression of Interest for World Storytelling Day form, which you can download from the SAV website,  and return it to by Friday, 16th February 2018.

Members, who wish to participate in WSD but are unable to send this information via Internet, can call me (Dee) on 0450091979.

Selection of the storytellers will be based on the different genres of stories and the various styles of storytelling within our membership.

You will need to be a current member of Storytelling Australia Victoria. Kindly ensure that your membership is active.  I have included the link to the membership page for your convenience.

Chosen participants are requested to attend a full dress rehearsal at the Fabled Night event in Newport on Friday, 16th MARCH at 7.30pm. This is to ensure that all the performances are in sync with the theme, supported and also to assist order of the stories. It is also a great way to build our community, and take your story for a test run. If you are unable to attend, please be clear about this on your application so we can make other arrangements.

The World Storytelling Day event is expected to run for 2.5 hours, from 2 – 4.30pm, including a 30-minute break.

It is an wonderful occasion to be part of, both of showing your story and your storytelling skills off, and for connecting with the SAV storytelling community.

We have booked the the Community are in front of The Dock Performance Space and invite you to showcase and/or sell your books, puppets and any other resources you may have. Perhaps have props you are no longer using and wish to give or sell? Bring your cards, banners etc to promote your storytelling business or projects. 

Please contact Dee if you would like a space at the tables. Note: SAV takes no responsibility for exhibits and sales. 
Matt McArthur WSD 2017

 Storytelling Australia Victoria values the time and commitment of our volunteers and we thank our past coordinators of WSD Teena Hartnett and Susan Hall.