The dates are in for two major Australian Storytelling Conferences. Now you can start planning.
Weaving Stories Together - ENGAGING WITH STORIES - Sydney International Storytelling Conference will take place: May 27 - 29
This conference provides a focus on skills and knowledge development, is a chance to see the work of colleagues (and share yours) from interstate and overseas.
Ideal for storytellers working in schools, early childhood educators, oral historians and personal yarns; there are sessions that will appeal to experienced tellers and for those who tell for the enjoyment.
Check out the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) website for the details. Still to be announced, there will be an opportunity to submit proposals for w/shops, telling etc so keep an eye on our Facebook or contact NSW for information.
Many friendships are made and strengthened at this conference which takes place over several days. People who travel to this conference frequently share transport costs (taxis) and rooms at the centre. When the time comes, and if you wish to share transport and accommodation costs, you can let us know via the Story Vic email or Facebook.
The Australian Fairy Tale Society Conference - Into the Bush: Its Beauty and its Terror. June 26 Melbourne.
This one day conference is a mix of academic presentations, storytelling, music and multi media. A nourishing event with plenty of food for thought as presenters crack open stories strange, and stories familiar. A good event for storytellers who like to dig deep into their material and the oral tradition.
The presentations are of international standard, and although academic in nature, they are accessible and delivered by disciplined and sparkling minds. If you enjoy the work of people like Marina Warner and Jack Zipes et al, you will soak up these talks with pleasure.
If you would like to contribute to this conference by telling a story, or delivering a paper the call is out now. HERE
If you are a Vic Teller you may also be interested in joining the Victorian Fairy Tale Ring coordinated by Louisa John-Krol. Louisa arranges gatherings, promotes Fairy Tale events and facilitates discussions along themes in sync with the Australian Fairy Tale Society. The blog is a feast of ideas and links for thinkers, tellers and lovers of the Fairy Tale.