Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Port Fairy Folk Festival

This weekend has been one of music, dancing, food and storytelling. The Port Fairy Festival weekend would have to be my favourite couple of days in calendar. It was especially exciting this year as I entered the Pat Glover Memorial Storytelling Award and received the GONG! Pat Glover was a local PF identity who was passionate about the art of storytelling. His daughter continues to represent him on the day. The award is a wonderful opportunity to meet tellers from around the traps. In particular my old mate Julie Perrin was there with an exquisite tale to tell and I finally met Stephen Whiteside who is the man behind the C.J. Dennis Festival at Toolangi. Rob England was absent this year. A past winner - no one speaks more movingly about the plight of the Coorong. Finally - I have to say - the story I told was PHAR LAP THE WONDER HORSE. I am so proud of this story and the book so powerfully illustrated by Patricia Mullins and published  by the Melbourne Museum. Thank you Port Fairy.

1 comment:

Claire said...

Whooo hooo youoooo!! Congratulations. So why you hiding behind the award???
I know Stephen Whiteside...lovely bloke.


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