Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fabled Nights in Newport: September 15

Fabled Nights in Newport is an open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft true tales, traditional stories, tall tales and yarns; heart to heart and without notes. We welcome beginners and experienced folks. So come and strut your stuff, share what you know, try out a new story or tell a tale for the first time.
There's room for around 10 storytellers and we ask that stories be no longer than 10 minutes, give or take. We ask that stories be said not read.
Let kind hearts and commonsense prevail: racist and homophobic stories hurt people so please don't bring them to 'Fabled Nights'.

WHERE: 13 Mason Street Newport
TIME: 7.30 - 10.00

COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.
* Fabled Nights in Newport is an inter generational event. Children welcome at parent/carers discretion

PARKING: There is free parking at the rear of the building. Coming from Mason Street, turn left at Durkin Street then left into the car park. Entry to the HUB is from the park.  


This September Fabled Nights is hosting the launch of the new online journal, The Art of Oral Storytelling (AOST). The AOST journal is the initiative of Lana Woolf a member of Storytelling Victoria, is locally based in Victoria, Australia it has contributions from all over the world.

The theme for the first edition is 'A Storyteller's Tale’ and included are articles from:
  • A Spanish and English translated article from Cadu Cinelli on his journey with the ‘Tapetes Contadores de Histórias’ (The Carpet Storytellers) and how the Greek mythological character, Penelope has inspired him. 
  • Asha Sampath shares with us her personal journey to become a storyteller, and how she started the Chennai Storytellers Group. 
  • Included is an interview with Githanda Githie from Kenya about his storytelling culture. 
  • Zerena Zampolli shares an article on the ‘Highlights on the history of oral storytelling from an Italian/European/Mediterranean perspective’. 
  • Matt McArthur shares with us his experience of ‘finding his feet’ as a storyteller. 

Find out more to read the articles online at

***Come join us in launching AOST. There will be bubbles!!! (And if we can get on top of the technology), we may even Skype in one of the contributors for a story.

Fabled Nights in Newport is a partnership event with Hobsons Bay Libraries and is supported by the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.