Monday, March 13, 2017

Sparks Workshops April / May 2017

Strategic StoryWork for Social Change 
  For Peer Workers - Self Advocates - Social Change Agents - Activists - Campaigners

A good story has the power to create change the world. Stories can tell us what is happening and how those happenings impact on people and the environment.  Stories can also show us what change we can create in the world, and if it is a really good story, it will tell us how to make that change happen. This workshop takes people through a process of using strategic StoryWork to lean how to tell the story of your ‘lived experience’ , the story of the of the social justice issue you are working on, and a story that will move people to action on your particular social justice issue. You will learn how to tell your story in ways that foster community, explore shared values, create hope and influence others on a path of social justice in action orientated ways.

When is the Strategic StoryWork for Social Change workshop?

The workshop will be held on Thursday 20th April and Friday 21st April. We will start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm.

How Much does it cost to attend these days?

The cost is $150 if you are unwaged, and $225 if you are waged. You can purchase your entry into the two day workshop through this link to trybooking:

Where is the workshop held?

The Knowledge Market 

Shop 8-10, 892 Bourke Street, Docklands

Adjacent Library at The Dock

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

What do I need to bring to the workshop?

Please bring your lunch, any snacks you may need, a pen and notebook (no computers please).

Herbal teas, coffee and water will be available.

 Story Play Day
You're invited to a story play day where we’ll play storytelling games, while we practice and share our storytelling skills. This play day is about stretching our skills and picking up new storytelling tips and tricks, and practice story skills we already know that help keep us on our toes.

When is the Play Day?
The Story Play Day is on Saturday May 13th 2017

What time does it start and finish?
The story plays day starts at 11am and finishes at 4.15 pm - it is an open and relaxed day so come when you can and leave when you must!

Is the Story Play Day family friendly?
Absolutely! If you are bringing small children, they are absolutely free to attend, but you are responsible for them.

How much does the day cost?
To participate in the day it costs $15 waged  and $10 if you are unwaged or if you are a Storytelling Australia Victoria (SAV) member and $5 for ‘big kids’ who are eagerly participating and playing in the games too. (small kids are free) Pay on the day!
$15 waged
$10 unwaged or a SAV member
$5 for young participants
Free for small children

I would love to volunteer to lead a story session
Sign up to lead a story game / activity or to lead a short story skills workshop and you get free entry to the Storytelling Play Day. Please email Lana if you would like to sign up to lead a session.

What shall I bring?
Bring your playfulness, enthusiasm, quick wit a plate to share for lunch - if it is lovely weather, we can eat outside in the park and have a picnic - otherwise we will go inside to the Knowledge Market for all our activities.

Herbal tea, coffee and water will be provided.

What does the day look like?

Facilitated by
11.30am to 12.15pm
Opening Story Circle
12.15pm to 1.00pm
Shared Lunch

1.00pm to 1.45pm
Session 2

1.45pm to 2.00pm

2.00om to 2.45pm
Session 3

2.45pm to 3.00pm

3.00pm to 3.45pm
Session 4

3.45pm to 4.30pm
Closing Story Circle

Read more about Lana Woolf HERE

Lana Woolf is also and award- winning spoken word artist. Brave New Voices: Biomyth Poetry workshop details HERE

Thank you for sharing your news Lana (Ed)