Tuesday, March 24, 2015

World Storytelling Day 2015

Some photos to share with those of you who couldn't join us.

This is the second year in a row Storytelling Australia Victoria has celebrated World Storytelling Day. Once again Teena Hartenett took on the task of scouting for a venue and rounding up the troops. This is an event that many of us love for it’s a time of year when we take a moment to connect with other storytellers across continents and oceans, leaping languages and distance and sharing stories via Skype, video, Facebook .. whatever works!

It was wonderful to share stories with new members and with those who have returned after a break from storytelling. In particular, it was a delight to share in the moment when Lana told a story for the first time. 

Pics from north to south: Gerry Nelson (musician and co admin for the Mahabharata Project), David Demant (master of puns and punch lines!) Lana Woolf (performance poet and broadcaster taking her first steps as a storyteller), Ian McNally (co host Storytelling Nights at the Elwood Lounge), Toby Eccles (the go-to person for Australian Folklore and contributor to the Victorian Fairy Tale Ring), Katherine Phelps (co host of Sandbox Land)

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Thank you also to Kate, Louisa, Susan, Niki and Jackie (That'd be me.) I hope I haven't left any one out.

Special thanks to the City Library for allowing us to host WSD in the Gallery.

The Dutch Storytellers have set up a video channel where they collect stories from around the world. The idea is gaining momentum. If you would like to see the ones they have up so far, they are HERE

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