Monday, June 13, 2016

Glen Eira Storytelling Festival 18 June - 3 July 2016

Welcome to the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival - they have joined the Storytelling Australia Vic network.

WHEN: 18 June - 3 July
WHERE: multiple venues across the Glen Eira municipality, Melbourne

The Storytelling Festival has become the centrepiece of Glen Eira City Council's Arts and Culture program and within this festival you'll find exhibitions, historical tours, films, talks, open mic sessions and even an interactive collaborative art installation - all of which highlight the different ways we tell and share stories.

The Storytelling Festival will be held in a range of venues, including Glen Eira Town Hall, Caulfield; Council's libraries in Carnegie, Caulfield, Bentleigh and Elsternwick; local cafes and bars; and other venues across Glen Eira, with events to suit all age groups, budgets and interests.

Have a look at the program, there it much that will interest you. This festival celebrates storytelling in all its guises so if you are looking for the events that are specifically about oral storytelling here are a few tips to whet your curiosity.

Storytelling is a common and shared human experience that transcends culture, language and time. Through storytelling we come together and share our histories, our experiences and the important stories that have been handed down through generations.

Open mic opportunities
Scroll through the program and look for the orange mic, this marks all the open mic opportunities.

Story Peddlers
The Story Peddlers are bringing back the art of the roaming storyteller. 
The Australian Fairy Tale Conference: Into the Bush - Its beauty and Its terror
This is the Australian Fairy Tale Society's 3rd annual Conference
Performances, readings, artworks and academic papers.
Check out the breadth of the Glen Eira Storytelling program  HERE
NB For some sessions you will need to book.

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