Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fabled Nights FRIDAY: August 16

Greetings Story Lovers.

This blog has been rather quiet of late - are you busy out there? I hope so.

We keep this blog going as a service to our members,  so ...

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This is a monthly reminder that Fabled Nights in Newport is on again this Friday.

In the depths of winter our numbers drop but we still gather, practice stories, welcome visitors, drink tea, eat cake and hatch plans.

Last month we talked a lot about learning to record and edit a series. Some of our older attendees, in particular have tales to go and are enthusiastic.

Our good friends and supporters, the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club are learning to use the recording studio at the Newport HUB and if we are clever, we could join forces with music and story.

So please join us this Friday.
Here's the drill:

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.

We reserve 2 - 15 minute places for people who want to try out longer stories.

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.
*WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS
* FABLED NIGHTS is an inter-generational event. Children welcome at parent/carers discretion
Fabled Nights in Newport is a partnership event with Hobsons Bay Libraries and is supported by the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.

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.

*Banner image © Rex Smeal http://rexsmealart.com/


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

WORKSHOP: Living in a Gendered World

Living in a Gendered World is a community storytelling project in the Macedon Ranges Shire, offering a full, FREE two day storytelling workshop at Hanging Rock, for three groups of people - women, men and gender non-conforming. 



This will be followed by an online, one on one coaching session. 

Then all participants come together for a day to practice their stories and listen. 

The project culminates in tellers sharing their story at a public event at the Bluestone Theatre in Kyneton on December 5.

So if you are interested in issues around gender, if you'd love to learn to find, craft and tell a story, this is a great opportunity.

Expressions of interest are open now and close on Friday August 2. People need to commit to the following days:
  • Women - 8 Sept, 13 Oct and 17 Nov.
  • Men - 15 Sept, 20 Oct and 17 Nov.
  • Gender Non conforming - 22 Sept, 27 Oct and 17 Nov.
  • And of course the final event on the evening of Thursday Dec 5. 

More information and to apply:HERE

From Storytelling Australia Victoria member Kate Lawrence AKA Storywise.

Thanks for sharing Kate.

Monday, July 15, 2019

REMINDER: Fabled Nights 19 July 7.30 - 10.00 pm

Yes it's cold and yes it's dark but it's always worth the adventure. We're still smiling with our success at the Newport Folk Festival. We were invited to 'show our chops' and we certainly did that. It was an evening of moving, hilarious and thought-provoking storytelling. Many thanks to all who responded to the Expression of Interest and tossed their hats into the ring.

This Friday the heater will be on, there will be tea and cake and fine company.
Come share a tale, support the tellers and let's dream of new adventures.

 WHAT IS FABLED NIGHTS
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.

We reserve 2 - 15 minute places for people who want to try out longer stories.

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

WHEN: Friday 19th July 7.30pm - 10.00pm
WHERE: Newport Community HUB 13 Mason Street, Newport
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 inter-generational event. Children welcome at parent/carers discretion.

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

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. 

A little change for you



Hello Storylovers,

A quick but important message directed to those of you who enjoy our website and link to Storytelling Australia Victoria.

As we shift away from the not for profit model and shed some of the tasks that our voluntary team have been attending to, there will be changes. We'll notify you as we go.

Kate Lawrence has been overseeing our website for quite some time now, and I think you will all agree, she has done a splendid job.

As part of the changes we decided to shift the website to a free model and it is now powered by Weebly.


As time permits, we will peck away at other tasks but like a ship - it's slowly she goes.

Keep warm wherever you are,

Jackie Kerin (blog Ed)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Fabled Nights at the Newport Folk Festival

FABLED NIGHTS: Saturday 29th June 7.00 pm
Newport Scout Hall, Market Street Newport.

A round of applause to all the storytellers who responded to our EoI and tossed their hats into the ring for the annual storytelling at the Newport Folk Festival.

Here is a scattering of acknowledgements and a warm invitation to come and join us by the hearth.
Cam Sharp


Alex Kharnam
















Hugs to those who make the soup, brew the chai, stoke the fire, straighten the chairs, plug in the lights, do the dishes and host.

Dave Davies









Durgah Devi Palanisamy
















Gratitude to No Worries Curries who have supplied us with their unique chai blend for over 10 years.
Ed Marshall















Thanks to Dave Davies who has our back and who is on stand-by in case someone can't make it. (Honestly don't know what we would do without Dave.)

Appreciation to Kate who travels through the cold from Macedon with gluten free cake and lights.
Jackie Kerin

Kate Lawrence






















Welcome to our musician friends who play and sing with us.
Dharma

Sarah Depasquale






















And high five to Matt for prerecording his story as he will be be away this year.

Please join us. There is always a chair by the fire.

Matt Mcarthur


Susan Hall
And ... we're on the merchandise tea towel. How cool is that!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

StoryWorks

StoryWorks is a collaboration between two Melbourne storytellers and TEDx speakers Kate Lawrence and Sandy McDonald.


Their focus is the power of story to change how we communicate, relate, collaborate and work.

Kate and Sandy are combining their decades of thinking, teaching and telling to bring you their best in a series of keynote talks, and a culminating two day 'Storytelling for Organisational Culture' program in September 2019. Keep and eye out for events, beginning in June.

For more information about StoryWorks, about Kate and Sandy, their events and contacts, visit their:

Storytelling Sunday with Dee Palanisamy 2nd June

Me, Myself and My Story















Every Story is Us, Rumi.

Join me for Storytelling Sunday. Discover the stories that shape and design our lives. How do these stories craft our personalities? Do you enjoy the character stories?

Workshop your story with me this weekend.

Dee

Storytelling at the Newport Folk Festival 29 - 30 June

This is a small grass-roots festival hosted by the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club and managed by a small army of volunteers. It's a festival from the heart, that kicks above its weight and that opens its arms wide to embrace the broader community in a celebration of song, story and dance. The weekend offers workshops and performances with something for everyone.

The storytelling part of the program is rich and varied and largely supported by Storytelling Vic members and associates. 

SATURDAY 29th June The Newport Scout Hall

12.00 pm: The Amazing Case of Dr Ward and Other Stories

Musician Sarah Depasquale and storyteller Jackie Kerin ask the Question: when you bite into a pear and the juice dribbles down your chin, or spread a picnic rug under a shady elm or smell a rose, do you ever ask yourself: how did these plants come to be in Australia?

Passionate gardeners, Sarah and Jackie originally  developed this set of stories for the Williamstown Botanic Gardens but have gone on to share the tales at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Stone the Crows in NSW and botanic gardens around Victoria.

4.00 pm Bush Poetry and Stories
 
Join Dave and Alan Davies on a journey back in time to the days of swaggies, shearers, stagecoaches, squatters and spielers. With Australian poems and stories from the nineteenth century, they'll take you back to the days when the bush was wild, the tracks were long and the tales were tall. 

7.00 pm Fabled Nights 
 
Come and enjoy a curated evening of spoken stories and story in song, served up with soup and chai around a crackling fire. Our wordsmiths promise to enchant with stories to suit all appetites.

Our storytellers and musicians are: Susan Hall, Matt McArthur, Ed Marshall, Dee Palanisamy, Kate Lawrence, Dharma, Sarah Depasquale, Jackie Kerin, Dave Davies and Alex Kharnam. And our MC guiding us through the evening is the wonderful Cameron Sharp.

Fabled Nights is a monthly gathering in Newport hosted by members of Storytelling Australia Victoria.

* For more information about the Newport Folk Festival, the location and how to buy tickets on line, visit their website HERE

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

FABLED NIGHTS May 17



The Newport Folk Festival has invited us to curate a night of story and *songs on the Saturday evening of the Festival - June 29 in the old Scout Hall. 

*Our singer is Dharma Picking from the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.

In past years we've offered an open board but this year the Festival want the Fabled Nights crew to show their chops.

As part of the evening we will offer (as we have done in past years) soup and bread and chai.

While not set in cement - a plan might look like this:
  • 4 stories and a song
  • break (soup)
  • 4 stories and a song
  • chai  
So please if you wish to participate, come along to Fabled Nights on May 17 sign up and lets plan:
  • the story you wish to tell - let us hear it
  • strictly 10 minutes or less (we will ring a bell)
  • think about the atmosphere of the festival: fun, inclusive, around the fire
  • this is an all generations festival - so be aware children may be present
  • think about the balance of the evening
We'll also need need help Mcing, setting up the room, serving, welcoming people and tidying up.

We have another Fabled Nights on June 21 so you will get two chances to practice and refine your story.

*If you are keen as beans to participate but can't make Fabled Nights, please contact me and let me know. Jackie 0412 210 098

WHAT IS FABLED NIGHTS

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.

We reserve 2 - 15 minute places for people who want to try out longer stories.

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

NEXT FABLED NIGHTS

WHEN: Friday 17th May 7.30pm - 10.00pm
WHERE: Newport Community HUB 13 Mason Street, Newport
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 inter-generational event. Children welcome at parent/carers discretion.

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

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. 


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dee Palanisamy @ The Dock: Sunday 28th April

Take the kids along to the first of a series of Story Play Days at the The Dock Library 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade.

Easy to get to by public transport: any train to Southern Cross then hop on a tram 11, 35, 48, 70, 75

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky

click on poster to enlarge
A Bundle of Sticks is the musical story that celebrates the birth of democracy in Australia.

Written and performed by Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky - Bushwackers Band co-founder, musician, and renowned storyteller - in collaboration with director and writer Sue Ingleton - APG, Australia You're Standing In It, Dimboola - it's a lively, heart-felt, fun and rebel-rousing show that tells of the hitherto unknown 15,000 strong 1851 Monster Meeting of Diggers on Forest Creek (Chewton, Castlemaine).

It was Australia's first mass political protest. They created a democratic movement that won the vote and led to the 1854 bloodshed at Eureka.


Dates and venue on the poster: click to enlarge.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

World Storytelling Day 2019 - a glimpse

Dear Subscribers,

I'm re-posting our photos and videos from World Storytelling Day as I've received feedback that some of you could not access the videos. 

I experimented with embedding them from Facebook - clearly that does not work for everyone, so now I've uploaded them to Youtube. I hope you can all see them now.

World Storytelling Day is our most ambitious event in the calendar. It seems to grow every year. This year the subcommittee who pulled it together was Anna Manuel (WSD Kids) and Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Adults) with Daniela Bücheler-Scott and Jackie Kerin. The decision to run two events came about as a result of your feedback last year. We listen!

Hosted at The Dock, we kicked off at 11.00 am with World Storytelling Day for Kids. We had a full house of children with their adults in tow. The team of specialist early childhood storytellers entranced, enthralled and excited babies, toddlers and primary age children.

 This video will give you a glimpse of the fun.


I'm also going to share this video with you as is shows the entire Acknowledgement of Country led by Dani and Tamia. Several of you have contacted me asking to see this. You could have heard a pin drop.

At 2.00 pm the celebration for adults launched with a video story especially recorded for us by  Kamini Ramachandran from Singapore. One of the reasons we like The Dock is we can share stories from around the world in this way.

Kamini Ramachandran
Kamini is the creative director and founder of Storyfest, an International Storytelling Festival held annually in Singapore. The program will be launched any day. Keep and eye out and if you are travelling north, Storyfest is a terrific opportunity to connect with international tellers from afar.

Anthony snapped in action
Please visit our Facebook page and enjoy the photos taken of the storytellers. We are blessed to have the support of so many talented friends and supporters. Anthony Cheung, once again gifted the tellers with glorious images.
 
And finally, a thank you  Rex Smeal who joined us for the second year in a row. Rex is a digital artist who has gifted us an animation of the day. Rex also created the image for Fabled Nights 2019.


HUGE thanks to Anna, Dee, the committee, and the storytellers for a stupendous day of story.

Dani, Anna, Dave, Dee, Sarah, Alex, Kate, Jackie, Imogen (Missing from the line-up: Matteo, Roz Quin and Susan Hall)


Happy World Storytelling Day 2019

Jackie Kerin


Thursday, March 28, 2019

REMINDERS: RAW and Fabled Nights


Anna Manuel is the special guest at the Garden on April 7. With her arrival in Australia 18 months ago,  Anna brought with her a fresh vision and energy. She has boosted enthusiasm and awareness for bilingual storytelling, become a key member of the Australian Kamishibai Association, taken on a committee role for Storytelling Australia Victoria and oragnised the recent World Storytelling Day for Kids.

Anna is heading to Bangkok for a while (she will return). This is your chance to meet Anna before she goes or say your farewell.

Bring a story to tell or ears to listen.
 This month Daniela Bücheler-Scott is our host.

WHEN: Sunday April 7
TIME: 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
WHERE: 325 South Rd Brighton East
NO BOOKINGS required, pay at the gate.
COST: $15 (for the Garden and our special guest)

 *April 7 END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING

REMINDER FABLED NIGHTS

There will be no Fabled Nights in April as it falls during the Easter break.

We'll be back on May17th. So plenty of time to think about your stories!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

WORLD STORYTELLING DAY MARCH 23

BREAKING NEWS!

Our World Storytelling Day celebration for adults is now FREE.
Come and join us this Saturday, March 23 at 2.00 pm.

We are in the Performance Space at the beautiful Dock Library overlooking the water.

This venue can be reached by public transport and is fully accessible for those of you who use wheel chairs or other aids.

As part of World Storytelling Day, there will be a display and  resources for sale.

FREE but please still BOOK to help us with numbers. When you book you will see the address and map to help you find the venue.

MEET OUR LINE-UP OF TELLERS

Dave Davies will be sharing tales from the Speewah, a mythical station in the Australian outback where tall tales abound!

Sarah Depasquale and Jackie Kerin will combine their musical and storytelling telling talents and spin you a Selkie story.

Kamini Ramachandran from Moon Shadow Stories is based in Singapore. Kamini is the creative director of the International Storytelling StoryFest Singapore  and a good friend of Storytelling Australia Victoria, Kamini has recorded a message and story for us to share on World Storytelling Day.

Come and meet Kate Lawrence from Story Wise. Kate has been touring with her one woman show 'Fantastic Feminist Folk Tales' and she hosts the only women's only open mike story event in Melbourne.

Internationally recognised US storyteller David Novak has recorded a story especially for us to share with you. David is well loved in Australia and has contributed much to the oral storytelling community as the keynote at the NSW International Storytelling Conference, shows and workshops.

Anna Manuel from Heads and Tales Story Services  is not only a reading specialist but she is an enthusiastic practitioner of Kamishibai storytelling and a key member of the AKA (Australian Kamishibai Association). Anna is also well-known for her work as a bilingual storyteller (Filipino/English) and her work in this intercultural space.

Dani Bücheler-Scott from Wolf Publishing has also made her mark in the bilingual space. Dani brings her love of language and landscape from her childhood in Austria, a passion for Kamishibai storytelling and collaborative events and creations.

Matteo has been telling stories for more years than you've had hot breakfasts. He is a familiar face in schools, festivals and libraries around Victoria. He brings gentle magic and smiles where ever he goes.

Susan Hall is one of our favourite librarian storytellers. Her knowledge of folk tale and the oral tradition runs deep. When not attending to library and grandmother duties, Susan is a regular at our monthly gatherings at Fabled Nights in Newport.

What would we do without Alex Kharnam! Alex is a regular at all our events. He is our videographer, our cheer squad our walking talking encyclopedia. A writer, camera man, props builder and all round problem solver. Alex has been working on a Greek myth with a twist.

And finally our wondrous host and hard working Storytelling Australia Victoria volunteer, Durgah Devi Palinasamy from Deelightful Tales. We thank Dee for offering to curate  World Storytelling Day for the second year in a row. We know how time consuming events are to plan. We also thank the Storytelling Vic volunteers who have offered to help on the day. Without you, it wouldn't happen.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Stories, stories, stories!!!


The year is kicking off with public events for you all to participate in, group shows and individuals making their mark.

For your diary ...

FABLED NIGHTS IN NEWPORT kicks off this Friday and we have the space booked for the third Friday of the month up until November.


Fabled Nights will continue as a night to practice and share stories, give feedback, share resources and ideas, to welcome beginners and encourage the more experienced to keep raising the bar.

This month we hope that those who are planning to tell stories at World Storytelling Day will come along and have a practice. If Alex is available, he will bring us some lights so tellers can have a go under the brightness.

We'll also make time to talk about how you would like to see the year unfold, whether you would like us to set themes or plan an event where we can strut our stuff; perhaps you would like to have a go at hosting or helping on the door.

All genres of story welcome. 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
WHEN: March 15 
TIME: 7.30 pm - 10.00 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 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.


STORYTELLING SUNDAYS AT THE RAW GARDEN 

Dee (Palanisamy) and Dani (Bücheler-Scott) are working together to make these Sunday events exciting and welcoming. While we will continue to share news from the Garden on our Facebook page and blog, Dani and Dee have now created an open Facebook Group where you can connect and chat with each other and share your thoughts. You don't have to have a Facebook account to see the news. Also check out the RAW Garden website to learn more about this beautiful space.



Storytelling Sundays are on the first Sunday of the month from now until November.
This year Dani and Dee will be introducing storytelling guests into the circle and the April guest is Anna Manual from Heads and Tales Story Services. 

WHEN: Sunday April 7
TIME: 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
WHERE: 325 South Rd Brighton East
NO BOOKINGS required, pay at the gate.
COST: $15 (for the Garden and our special guest)

 *April 7 END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING

AND FINALLY... WORLD STORYTELLING DAY @THE DOCK March 23
Don't forget to book!!

World Storytelling Day for Adults 2.00 pm. More details and booking HERE


 World Storytelling Day for Kids 11.00 am. More details and booking HERE


There will displays and resources for sale at both events including the AKA (Australian Kamishibai Association).


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Kamishibai Display @ World Storytelling Day


STORYTELLING AUSTRALIA VICTORIA is celebrating WORLD STORYTELLING DAY with two performances: one for children and one for adults.

As part the celebrations, the AKA (Australian Kamishibai Association) will be there with a display of Kamishibai stages to drool over and stories for sale. What a great opportunity to meet some the passionate Melbourne Kamishibai storytellers.
You'll find us at both sessions. We're FREE, no bookings required.

Here's Anna at the display table at the Williamstown Literary Festival 2018



World Storytelling Day for Children is at 11.00 am in the Activity Space.
FREE but please BOOK as numbers are limited. 
World Storytelling Day for Adults is 2.00 pm in the Performance Space.
Please BOOK to ensure a seat.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

International Women’s Day at the RAW Garden: Sunday 3rd March

Every year Storytelling Australia Victoria acknowledges International Women’s Day at the RAW Garden with food and stories: stories of survival, wisdom and strength shared in personal stories, folk tales and myths.

This month, RAW’s special storytelling guest is Kate Lawrence. Kate created Story Wise, an initiative that provides story support services including workshops, key notes and mentorships. Kate is also the woman behind Story Wise Women, the only women’s only storytelling event in Melbourne.

Last year Kate, wrote, performed and toured her first solo storytelling show, Fantastic Feminist Folktales

This compelling set of stories is bold, brave, funny and heart wrenching.

Please join us for International Women’s Day, hear about Kate’s work and listen to her stories. And of course, bring a story to share if you wish.

RAW Garden monthly storytelling is now into its fourth year and has well and truly found its direction. Durgah Devi Palanisamy and Daniela Bücheler-Scott (Storytelling Vic) and Mariam Issa (RAW) hold the space for people to be vulnerable, funny, adventurous and excited about sharing.

*PLEASE bring a plate, something savoury and vegetarian is always good.

WHEN: Sunday March 3
TIME: 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
WHERE: 325 South Rd Brighton East
NO BOOKINGS required, pay at the gate.
COST: $15 (for the Garden and our special guest)

(NEXT: RAW Garden Storytelling is April 7 *END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

World Storytelling Day for Children: March 23

 

Roz Quin, Matteo, Daniella Bücheller-Scott, and Anna Manuel are four specialist children's storytellers from Storytelling Australia Victoria.

They promise to delight and enchant the young and young-at-heart with stories from around the world.

Come celebrate this global day with words and wonder!

There will also be a display of storytelling books and resources

DATE: Saturday 23 March 
WHERE: Library at the Dock (Activities Room) 107 Victoria Harbour, Docklands. Melbourne
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE: HERE  Bookings essential.
Please include children AND adults in your booking.
Please book ONLY if you are sure to come as space is limited. 


*Auslan interpreters from Auslan Stage Left
Suitable for children up to 12 y/o

For the ADULT session in the afternoon, please follow this link.
 
This is the World Storytelling Day logo. It was designed by Swedish storyteller Mats Rehnman and gifted to the global community to share at this special time of year.

Federation of Asian Story Tellers: WEBINAR

A VERY SPECIAL OFFER

NB: Storytelling Australia Victoria is a member organisation of  FEAST (Federation of Asian Story Tellers). If you are a paid-up member of SAV, let FEAST or Shirley know when you book.

Sign up for the FEAST webinar below and you will receive a handout that you are free to use and adapt for your own workshops.

USING STORYTELLING TO SUPPORT AND ENRICH CHILDREN’S CREATIVE WRITING

Many children enjoy listening to stories, telling stories, reading stories, but too few enjoy writing them. Discover how you can harness that enthusiasm for stories and channel it into creative writing.
In this webinar FEAST Director, Sheila Wee will show you how speaking, listening and reading activities can be woven into the writing process, to engage children in a holistic language learning environment that enhances children's creative writing.

DATE: Friday 15 February 2019
TIME: 7.30pm to 9pm (Singapore time)
Check the timing in your time zone: HERE
COST:
FEAST Members - SGD$5
FEAST Young Storyteller Members - Free
Non- Members SGD$10
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All who register will be send a recording of the webinar to watch at their leisure.
Sign up for the webinar HERE

For enquiries contact Sheila on feaststory@gmail.com

More about FEAST

Monday, February 11, 2019

Story Wise Women March 2019


 The first Story Wise Women for 2019, is coming up soon and the theme is ‘Women’.


Come and tell us a story about one or one thousand women in your life, from the woman who birthed you to the woman packing your shopping. Wade into the murky waters of gender roles and expectations, of the times you've been put in your place as a woman or relished in the joy of womankind. Or just bring your open-hearted listening and enjoy the ride.

WHEN: March 5
TIME: 7.30 - 10.00
WHERE: Handsome Her Cafe in Brunswick: 206 Brunswick Road Brunswick
TICKETS ESSENTIAL: HERE

**NOTE: Please book. There are only 12 tickets left for this event!

Story Wise Women is a themed based, true, personal storytelling evening managed by Kate Lawrence from Story Wise. The evenings take place on the first Tuesday of the month from March to November.

Read about Kate, Story Wise Women, venues and themes HERE

Thursday, February 7, 2019

BASA - A Celebration of Filipino Children's Stories


Anna Manuel is a volunteer on the Storytelling Australia Victoria committee, a bilingual storyteller and passionate advocate of Kamishibai storytelling.

 Know more about the Philippines! Share with your children the beauty and creativity of things Filipino.

"BASA" means "to read." Stories connect human beings and cultures.

This FIRST in a series of storytelling events catered to children of Filipino parents and the diverse communities in Melbourne, aims to BRING STORIES from the Philippines, ENGAGE FAMILIES in a culture of reading bilingual stories, and INVITE PEOPLE from different cultural backgrounds to host a similar event in the future.

Hosted by international children's storyteller, writer, and reading advocate Anna Manuel, get ready to engage in stories, games, and arts from the Philippines!

Gold coin donations accepted.

BIG THANKS to Brimbank Filipino Playgroup for co-hosting!
BIG THANKS to Adarna Group Foundation Inc for donating books for telling and browsing!

Children's books will be sold at the event.

Although this session program is designed for kids 5 and below, older kids are welcome to participate! There will be books for browsing as well.

Please share with your friends and families!

Learn more about Heads and Tales Storytelling and Anna Manuel

WHEN: Tuesday February 12
WHERE: Sassella Park 119 Station Road, Deer Park (behind the tennis courts)
TIME: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm
COST: FREE