I'm looking forward to travelling to the Dandenongs and sharing the story behind the story of one of the first lyrebirds filmed and recorded in display. I also plan to show off Storytelling Australia (Vic's) new banner, designed and stitched by Susan Pepper.
Lyrebird! A true story is close to my heart and is part of a collection of original Tellable Australian Tales. These stories are in oral language for use by story makers working in the spoken tradition. I dream of these tales being told and spread around the world ... well we all have dreams ...
As well as stories, I will be showing a film which contains archival footage of my lyebird protagonist, taken in the 1930s by Ray Littlejohns.
Literary Lunch – Meet Jackie Kerin
Jackie Kerin is a gifted storyteller whose presentations are loved by children and adults alike. Her book Phar Lap the Wonder Horse was selected as a notable book in the Children’s Book Awards.
When Jackie came across the story of flower farmer, Edith Wilkinson and her garden guest James the lyrebird, she just had to share the story. The result was a prize winning short story which became a short film and then a children’s book published by Museum Victoria.
This is an opportunity to hear a magical story which is part of the rich heritage of the Dandenongs.
Cost $12.50 includes lunch
Bookings essential 9754 7266 or online
12:30 pm Thursday 28/02/13