Tuesday, November 12, 2019

South of the Sun is calling for entries

Our anthology, ‘South of the Sun - Australian fairy tales for the 21st century’ is calling for entries until 13th December 2019. Readership is YA + adult, rated G. Guidelines: https://australianfairytales.com/
We are over midway through reaching our Anthology target at Pozible. Can you help spread the word with a signal boost?

Our new closing date for entries is 13th December (another month!), because although we’ve had lovely contributions, we’ve been too busy to reach out to all our networks yet, and our crowdfund campaign is helping build that community.
Fey thanks
Louisa
In tandem, we are campaigning to top up the Australian Fairy Tale Society’s seed funding and assistance of our publisher, Serenity Press: https://www.pozible.com/project/south-of-the-sun-1
Please help us spread the word of this thrilling quest, which celebrates some of Australia's leading authors, bards, illustrators and other artists, from diverse backgrounds. More resources below.

Anthology Website (with guidelines to enter creative work): https://australianfairytales.com/

Definition of fairy tales, by Dr Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario:

A relevant article - Introduction: The state of play in Australian fairy tale: Where to now? - by three fairy tale scholars: Dr Nike Sulway, Dr Belinda Calderone and Dr Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario, writer of our Anthology’s foreword:

Email: separate from central AFTS admin & AFTS Ezine gmails:

Fairy tale Anthology news at Twitter, Instagram and Facebook:

Our campaign: https://www.pozible.com/project/south-of-the-sun-1

Thursday, October 31, 2019

It's a wrap!

It's a wrap for Fabled Nights for 2019.
We'll be back with storytelling gatherings in Newport throughout 2020. 
In 2020 we'll be under the auspice of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club and you never know - we might have the occasional muso drop in.

We will have a new name; that's a work in progress!

We'd like to thank all the storytellers who have attended our evenings and participated in our events throughout 2019 and a special thanks to all of you you rocked up to our last evening for the year and made our guest from India - Mala Rao so welcome.

February is a long time away. We will remind you. But you know it can take months to craft a story.

And a HUGE thank you to artist Rex Smeal, who joins us when he can and creates our fabulous fun banner images. If you would like to employ Rex to record your events you can find him at http://rexsmealart.com/


Here's where we'll be next year and the dates
Storytelling is in the central space in the Newport HUB - 13 Mason Street Newport.
*WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS
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
Public Transport
The Hub is a short walk from the Newport Train Station and buses.
Time 
7.30 - 10.00pm
Cost
$5.00 or $3.00 (Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.
Dates
21 Feb
20 Mar
17 Apr
15 May
19 Jun
17 Jul
21 Aug
18 Sep
16 Oct
20 Nov

Sydney International Storytelling Conference 5-7th June 2020


From our sister organisation in NSW.
 
This biennial conference draws participants, presenters and performers from all Australian States and territories as well as international countries. The conference program has a balance of performances and educational workshops to promote cultural exchange and develop the art, skills and application of Storytelling in a wide context of settings.

Presently, it is the only International Conference held in Australia that has a main focus on the the tradition and practice of Oral Storytelling. The Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) who are the organisers and hosts of the conference are committed to preserving and promoting this significant art form and its relevance within many areas of education, health, welfare and artistic performance.

Make your plans now! Bookings open in January. Early Bird registrations will be available. Come alone or better still encourage a friend to travel and attend the conference with you. Perhaps you may wish to submit a proposal to contribute to the conference. 
 
All the details, call for workshops, posters, performances, early bird registration HERE

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Final Fabled Nights for 2019



Hello Story Folk

This month is our final Fabled Nights for 2019.

And we have a special guest!

Mala Rao is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has many hats including Microbiologist, Librarian and a Teacher. But for some time now, she has been telling stories. Calling herself 'The Tale Traveler', she loves to travel and share stories.

Please come and meet Mala, make her welcome and bring a story to share and ears to listen.

Recently at Fabled Nights we have been learning how to record ourselves with a view to making a podcast. We are always learning something. Of course if you come along, you will be under no pressure - we will switch off and just listen. (If we can find the on/off switch!)

Fabled Nights in Newport is an informal 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 common sense prevail: racist and homophobic stories hurt people so please don't bring them to Fabled Nights.

WHEN: Friday 18th October 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.

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

* Please note this is the final Final Fabled Nights as hosted by Storytelling Australia Victoria. In 2020 our story gatherings will continue but as a group under the welcoming wings of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club. We will have a new name and you will be invited to join the NFFC.  More news to come.

Warm regards to all

Fabled Nights Team

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Lunch with Kamini Ramachandran





Greetings Story Lovers.

We are delighted to be able to offer some warm and welcoming storyteller hospitality to Singaporean, Kamini Ramachandran.

Kamini founded Moonshadow Stories in 2004 with the aim of promoting oral storytelling. She is a familiar face in storytelling festivals and conferences across Europe and Asia and many of you will remember when she visited Australia for the Sydney International Storytelling Conference. Those of you who attended World Storytelling Day this year will also remember the delightful story Kamini recorded for us to enjoy.

Kamini is the creative producer of the StoryFest, an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and showcases storytelling from around the world.

Sadly Kamini has only a day to connect with the Victorian community.

Please if you would like to join us for lunch that would be delightful. Having searched ‘quiet cafes in Melbourne’, we have come up with Dymocks Books Cafe. The menu includes gluten free, vegetarian and vegan and is central.

Kamini would like to explore some of Melbourne’s sights so we thought lunch between 12.30 - 1.30/2.00 pm would give her some flexibility.

Please if you wish to join us, RSVP Jackie by text or a call 0412 2100 98. Please be sure to do this so in the unlikely event we have to change cafes, we can let you know.

WHERE: Dymocks Books Lower Ground, 234 Collins Street, CBD
https://www.zomato.com/melbourne/dymocks-books-cafe-1-cbd

WHEN: Thursday 26th September

TIME: 12.30 - 1.30/2.00

Best wishes to you all.

Storytelling Australia Victoria and proudly hospitable.

Fabled Nights September 20

As well as practicing a tale or two the regulars have been talking about how to make a podcast. Beginning from scratch and knowing nothing much, they are making slow and steady progress. 

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/

Saturday, August 24, 2019

WORKSHOP: Kamishibai 21st September

The Australian Kamishibai Association otherwise known as the AKA invites you to an all-day creative workshop for people keen to learn more about the art of Kamishibai.


MORNING: Introduction for beginners. Demonstrations and sharing by those who are already telling and making Kamishibai, and testing out new ideas.

AFTERNOON: You have a choice.
 

1. Help with drafting stories, drawing stories or telling stories (performance skills). Materials for this choice are included in the $30 fee. Although if you have extra paper and pencils etc. you can can bring - please do.

OR

2. Build your own stage - for an additional low cost of $30. This is a unique opportunity where you will have the chance to assemble your own wooden stage on the day, guided by experienced Kamishibai storytellers and a Kamishibai stage craft person. We will have a limited number of pre-cut wooden stages for you to assemble, take home and decorate.


COST:
Choice 1. $30.00 (includes all day workshop, art materials, tea, coffee and cake; excludes stage)
Choice 2. $60.00 (includes all day workshop, art materials, tea, coffee and cake, and pre-cut wooden stage components)

MATERIALS: we can supply a range of coloured pencils, paper, scissors, glue etc but if there is anything you would like to bring to use - please do.

FOOD: Please provide your own lunch and we will bring tea, coffee and cake. There is a small kitchen. Or Main Street has cafes about a 2 minute walk.


WHERE: Mordialloc Neighbourhood House, 457 Main Street Mordialloc.

GETTING THERE:
The Neighbourhood House is a short walk from the Mordialloc Train Station. If you need help with transport, let Dani know when you book and maybe someone can pick you up.
*Melbourne is big and the AKA try to have events in different places so we all take turns to travel.

BOOK: Please pre-book and pay via the TryBooking link below: HERE

We only have limited space and stages available and prebooking is preferred.
Please note tickets will appear as Wolf Publishing on your statement. Wolf Publishing is co-host Dani's storytelling business.

Please email Dani on bluegum3@bigpond.net.au or call 0409898054 for any queries. Pre-booking via the link above is preferred, but you can pay $30 cash on arrival if you don't require a stage - however please email Dani to let her know numbers.

If for any reason you find you can't make it after you have booked please let us know as places are limited.


ABOUT THE HOSTS:
This event is hosted by the Australian Kamishibai Association (AKA) team.

Jackie Kerin, Daniela (Dani) B├╝cheler-Scott and Tetsuta Watanabe.
Jackie: a gifted writer and performer with a way for words - the founder of AKA, former president of Storytelling Vic Australia and seasoned Kamishibai storyteller and storywriter - she is known as the mother of Australian Kamishibai storytelling around AKA circles.
Dani: writer and cultural intelligence advocate - has been telling Kamishibai stories at Kinder and other places for the last 3+ years.
Tetsuta: linguist, writer and English/Japanese translator has grown up with Kamishibai - has been Kamishibai storytelling in Australia for a while and has a wealth of Kamishibai knowledge and Japanese Kamishibai stories in his home library.


We're very excited about skill sharing. Come and play!