L - R: Jo and JB
Storytelling Vic tellers had the pleasure of Jo Henwood's company who was in Melbourne for a meeting - a museum theatre consult at the Old Melbourne Gaol, reporting on two of their ghost tours and Polly Woodside, focusing on their use of narrative and story techniques.
When the work was done, Jo met with JB Rowley and Jackie Kerin at one of Melbourne's famous 'watering holes' - Young and Jacksons. A popular meeting place for many reasons but for storytellers, the portrait of Chloe in the upstairs bar, is very special. JB has even penned a song for the famous nude that you can read HERE.
Jo Henwood is an accredited NSW storyteller, past president of the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) and co founder of the Australian Fairy Tale Society HERE
One of the missions of the Society is to set up Fairy Tale Rings around the country. These gatherings are focused on talks and discussions about the histories, variants, meanings and Australian perspectives of Fairy Tale. And of course there is always time for telling some tales.
Plans are afoot to establish a Ring in Melbourne. We'll keep you posted.