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 B├╝cheler-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 B├╝cheller-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


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.


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
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

**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

Monday, February 4, 2019

World Storytelling Day for Adults 2019

Our favourite time of year is inching closer; that time when people gather in galleries, libraries, theatres, homes and gardens ... and share stories in the language of their choice to groups young and old, large and small.

Storytelling Australia Victoria is hosting is 5th consecutive World Storytelling Day with the 2019 theme of myths, legends and epics.

Once again, we are back in the beautiful performance space in the Library @The Dock.

This year there will be eight Storytelling Australia Vic members stepping into the light and we have two special guests from overseas who have recorded stories for us. David Novak from the US is a veteran of the Sydney International Storytelling Conference and Kamini Ramachandran from Singapore, director of MoonShadow Stories and the Storytelling Centre Ltd and creative producer of StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival.

As well at the show, we will have displays of books and resources related to oral storytelling traditions.

We acknowledge the work our volunteers contribute to creating our events: Durgah Devi Palanisamy is the director of WSD for Adults and her team this year is Anna Manuel and Jackie Kerin.

We're excited!

*NOTE this is an adult storytelling gathering. We do have a WSD show for children on earlier in the day in The Dock Activity Space. Details to come.

WHEN: March 23
TIME: 2.00 pm - 4.30
WHERE: Library @The Dock Performance Space

*Pictured Dave Davies in full flight at WSD 2018. Photo credit: Anthony Cheung.