Wednesday, November 21, 2018



Storytelling Australia Victoria (SAV) is celebrating World Storytelling Day with a:
  • Show for adults: Stories from members and two video performances from overseas friends
  • Display of Resources
WHEN:  Saturday the 23rd March 2019
WHERE:  The Library at the Dock performance space
TIME: 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm
TICKETS: $15+booking fee, $10+booking fee for seniors, pensioners, concession card holders, and students


1. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: for the adult show
Alex Kharnam
 *This event is curated for Storytelling Australia Victoria by Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Dee) and her support team.
  • We have spaces for eight storytellers. 
  • We request that each story is ten minutes or less.
  • 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.
Chosen participants are requested to attend a full dress rehearsal at the Fabled Nights in Newport on Friday, 15th MARCH at 7:30pm. (You will be notified of the Fabled Nights events for 2019 shortly.) This is to ensure that all the performances are in sync with the theme and to assist the ordering 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.

If you wish to toss your hat into the ring:

EMAIL: Dee,  SUBJECT: World Storytelling Day EoI

*We will also host a free children's event earlier in the day. This event is curated by Anna Manuel with some of Storytelling Australia Victoria's specialist children's storytellers. More information to come.
Anna Manuel:

2. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: showcase of storytelling resources 
Members are  invited to showcase their work and resources during this time. The community room in front of the theatre will be available. For example, storytellers can chose to display their kamashibai, puppets, books, games and advertisements. You are welcome to sell any merchandise.
*Storytelling Victoria take no responsibility for damage or loss of property. Displays must be ready by 1:30 pm on the day. We have access to the space from 12:30pm.

If you are interested to book a display space:

EMAIL: Dee  SUBJECT: WSD showcase of resources EoI.

This information is coming to you early so you have plenty of time to research and practice your stories. World Storytelling Day is a ticketed public event where our skills are on display in a beautiful theatre in the city.

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

*WSD logo Mats Rehnman (Sweden)
Photos taken at WSD 2018