Friday, April 23, 2010
This is a free exhibition that celebrates Victoria's literary history, from the first stories to the contemporary scene. It highlights the stories, the voices and the spirit of independence that has made Victoria's literature unique. The touring exhibition is presented by the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Network.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Greg O’Leary and Jackie Kerin
TELL ME A STORY
‘Before there were books, there were stories. The tradition of storytelling is connected to the book, like blossom to fruit.’ JK
Once upon a time, when there was no TV, no decent light to read by and when few were literate anyway - stories, poems and songs were swapped around the kitchens and campfires.
Join these yarn spinners, Greg and Jackie as they trade some of their favourite tales and tunes from Australia’s colourful past.
Greg O’Leary is a musician/raconteur. A collector of anecdotes and bush tunes, his great love is reviving the Aussie fiddle tradition and finding old fiddlers from which he can learn He is the founder and leader of the Newport Bush Orchestra. This is Greg’s first appearance at the WLF
Jackie Kerin is one of Australia’s travelling storytellers. Working in the oral tradition she travels to schools, cultural institutions and festivals. She breathes life into folk tales from around the world as well crafting her own stories from times past. Jackie is a member of the Storytelling Guild (Vic).
DATE: 1 MAY Saturday
VENUE: Marquee Williamstown Town Hall
COST: $7.00 ($5.00) Book online: www.willylitfest.org.au/ or call 9932 4074.
book early it makes us happy!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
pictured: Susan Gilchrist (left) and Nell Bell share stories. Nell is a founding member of the storytelling Guild (Vic). At 84, Nell is still telling wonderful stories.
Susan Gilchrist is our most recent storytelling guest from overseas. Since developing a website and facebook, the Guild has become accessible to the world.
Visiting Melbourne (on a honeymoon trip) Susan requested to meet with some Victorian tellers and we were delighted to organise a supper and storyshare.
Susan has lived in, Wisconsin wedged between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes, for over 40 years. Recently she moved to Ohio with her new husband and now enjoys the delights of Lake Eerie.
As part of the Maddison Storytellers’ Guild for over 30 years Susan co-ordinated the group that meets once a month to share stories. Her interest in stories is broad ranging from folk tales to condensed novels, newspaper articles and personal stories.
Susan told us a wonderful autobiographical tale about her time on a Hopi reservation in north Arizona in the summer of 1968.Together with her friend from college, she stayed with an elderly Hopi woman who found their practical skills somewhat lacking!
As we all took a turn to share as story – the quality of the tales and the uniqueness of each teller was spellbinding. There is something very special about a circle of people trading stories quietly in the warmth of a home.
JB Rowley, Cora Zon, David Demant, Janet Tucker and Claudette D’Cruz were all there to make Susan welcome. We were especially pleased to see Nell Bell. Nell has been housebound with a bad knee for many months. Julie Perrin kindly opened her doors to us. This is the third home storyshare the guild has hosted and we are grateful to members who support these random events.
If you haven’t made it to a home storyshare – rest assured there will be a gathering in your neighbourhood some time in the future …
We wish Susan all the best for her new life in Ohio.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
- WEBSITE: JACKIE KERIN
- The Storytelling Garden
- Storytelling Guild
- Storyteller: Matteo
- Storyteller: Julie Perrin
- Storyteller: JB Rowley
- Storyteller: Anne E Stewart
- Pigeons Projects
- Newport Fiddle and Folk Club
- Malcolm McKinnon:film maker artist
- Literary Festival: Williamstown
- Literary Festival: Froth and Bubble
- Indigenous Storyteller: Glenn Shea
- Folk Festival: Woodford
- Folk Festival: Port Fairy
- Creative Net
- Cardigan Comics: Bernard Caleo
- Boomerang Books
- Books illustrated
- Author: George Ivanoff
- Author: Claire Saxby
- Adverse Camber(UK Story Productions)
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