Monday, June 20, 2011

Words In Winter August 2011

Hepburn Shire Presents Words in Winter 2011

Before there were books there were storytellers

6 August Saturday: 12.00 - 2.30pm

Ballarat Storytellers invite you to lunch - again! Bring a plate and your favourite story to share, nourishment for body and soul.

Cost: Gold coin donation

Ballarat Storytellers

So who was the first gay in the Village

11 August Thursday

Horvat’s Wine Bar


Many of the locals missed it at Chillout ( busy weekend) but back by popular demand Anne E Stewart will again tell the story 'So who was the first gay in Village.' Words and images combine to tell the history of our gay friendly town.

Cost: $7.50

An afternoon in conversation with the Story Gatherers

13 August Saturday 2.00pm

Daylesford Courthouse and Neighbourhood Centre

Local Daylesford storyteller Anne E Stewart invites three of Victoria's working storytellers to share their knowledge of story and their individual take on the telling . Anne has been working as a writer, broadcaster and oral storyteller for over 30 years. Through her deep connections to the Australian storytelling culture she is able to attract some of the best to Words in Winter.

  • Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky will launch the new edition of his Tommy Woodcock biography
  • Jackie Kerin will have copies of her picture book Phar Lap
  • Matteo the wandering minstrel, will share a few songs and tales.
All of the contributors will share their path to a storytelling career.
Cost : $7.50 (Enquiries: Anne

Fairy Lou and Matteo

14 August Sunday 12 - 3pm

Daylesford Town Hall

Mary Lou Keaney and Matthew Flemming (Fairy Lou and Matteo) are two of the oldest fairies in the business and met and honed their craft at Wonderwings, Melbourne’s first fairyshop.“Fairy Lou” is always ready with her wand, wishes and stardust and a fabulous and engaging collection of stories for everyone. Matteo immediately engages audiences with his musical skills, use of mime, his voice and humour and has been variously described as a genie, a funky pirate or a gypsy.

Don't miss two of Australia's premier storytellers at this years Words in Winter family day

A Weekend with the Girls

14 August Sunday 2.30 - 4pm

Daylesford Convent Gallery:

Daylesford based, internationally renowned storyteller, Anne E Stewart is bringing her latest show, A Weekend with the Girls to the Convent Gallery.

Be captivated as this award winning storyteller shares stories of brave and bold women, extraordinary deeds, life at the crossroads and shape shifting woman of legend. From Celtic, to Indigenous to World and Contemporary stories.

ADMISSION $25 Includes Champagne and High Tea


An event not to be missed.

Learn more about:

Anne E Stewart

Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky


Jackie Kerin

Storytelling Guild (Vic)

Monday, June 13, 2011

All of me: bringing all of myself to what I do

Dear friend

I am contacting you because I thought you, or someone you know, may be interested in this seriously playful workshop about bringing together who you are, what you do and what you love.

Gill Jones and I are holding a workshop called All of me: bringing all of myself to what I do on 5, 6 and 7 August at MIECAT studio, 15-17 Victoria Street, Fitzroy.

Using story, poetry and creative arts you will explore what you have already given, and what you hope to offer to the world. You will investigate aspects of the unlived life that you are longing to bring to fruition, and cast some intentions into the future.
I attach a flyer and registration form. Please contact Gill or me if you have any queries.



Clare Coburn, PhD
fabled communication
listen learn tell write research
0422 019 970

click on posters to enlarge

Saturday, June 11, 2011

WORDS WORDS WORDS. Newport Folk Festival July 2

Newport Folk Festival is more than a weekend of music, dancing and storytelling - its also a weekend of lectures workshops, food, markets and making.

There's something for everyone.

For the storytellers, the Festival celebrates wordsmiths over lunch at the Newport Bowling Club. Alongside the poets and singer songwriters, the storytellers step up to the mic and share their artistry.

WORDS WORDS WORDS has become a popular event at the Newport Festival planned in cooperation with Storytelling Guild (Vic).

When: Saturday 2 July 11.45 - 2.00
Where: Newport Bowling Club, 4 Market Street Newport (Mel ref: 55 J4. 200m from Newport Station)
Cost: Single Festival events $5 Festival weekend wristbands $20 - for entry to all venues and activities (except concert)
Catering: Catering: Breizoz Drinks at the bar

Bookings not required

Events following in this venue: 2.00: Newport Gypsy Djangoes 3.00: The Mercurials 4.00: Dennis O’Keefe Waltzing Matilda – more than a song

Learn more about the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club and the festival program

International Storytelling Network

The International Storytelling Network is a portal for storytellers and open to all interested in spreading storytelling ... This platform for networking and dissemination of the work of storytelling brings together more than 800 storytellers from 45 countries on five continents.

When you visit the website you will see that contributing countries are identifiable by flag symbols. If you explore the storytellers listed there is no doubt that you will find story friends from all over the world.

There is translation available (10 languages) so you can read about all these interesting storytellers in English if that is your only language (and reversely folk can read about you in their preferred language).

Australian storytellers are slowly connecting to the network. So far two Vic tellers have listed their details alongside friends from NSW.

If you are interesting in listing yourself click on Australia and then 'sign in'. Once you details have been verified you will be accepted onto the list.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

rocket Clock Story Slam: Transformations

We’re looking for stories of metamorphosis, conversion and grand change. Extreme makeovers. Home renovations. Cunning disguises. Fancy-dress costumes. Choosing a new path. Giving up or getting started.

Pre-register your intent to tell by emailing, or register on the night. Everyone is welcome to come along and listen, laugh, drink, cheer & weep.

Wednesday June 8, 2011
Doors open 7.30pm; slam kicks off 8.30pm.

$5 pre-sale (+ $2 booking fee) or $8 on the door. Book tickets now via the Bella Union website:

Bella Union
Level 1, Trades Hall
Corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets
Carlton South

What is Rocket Clock?

Rocket Clock is a monthly story slam competition. Ten people each have five minutes to tell a story around a particular theme. Judges in the audience rate each story on both content and performance. Everyone has a great time.

More info:
Rocket Clock on Twitter
Rocket Clock on Facebook