The inaugural Reading Trail Picnic went off without a hitch. Hosted by The Melbourne Library Service in the Carlton Gardens, the weather threatened us momentarily but in the end, the morning was perfect. Dotted under the old trees was a trail of storytellers, authors and illustrators. Almost two hundred primary school children had the opportunity to savour the story makers in small groups; loads of questions and many laughs. Storytelling Victoria tellers included Niki na Meadhra, Julie Perrin and Jackie Kerin.
Melbourne Library Service is a great supporter of traditional oral storytelling and Storytelling Australia (Vic). Visit their website HERE
Pictured here: Niki na Meadhra and Jackie Kerin. (Some might say, 'Double trouble!)