…..wanna’ hear a story?
Newstead Short Story Tattoo
Newstead Short Story Tattoo arrives again in May 2013 championing storytelling in all forms with an infectious, seductive and engaging arrangement of sessions such as Survival Stories, Horror Stories, Earth Stories, Sticky Stories, Sisters Salon, Nano Narratives, Scripted Stories, as well as the signature, outdoor, surround sound, storytelling extravaganza Fire Stories. In a fine moment of cross collaboration and date synchronising, Newstead Short Story Tattoo is also presenting an event at Clunes Booktown, entitled ‘Stralian Stories. The writers, fighters, talkers and speakers are also impressive including the modern hunter-gatherer Rohan Anderson, Cate Kennedy, Courtney Collins, Josephine Rowe, Amy Espeseth, Greeg Macainsh, Jordie Albiston, Frank Golding, Dr Fred Cahir, Leonie Stevens, Kate Hood, Carmel Bird, Klare Lanson, Patrick Pittman andAndrew Mckenna to name but a few. Musicians are also in abundance and include Archer Shepherd who’ll be playing the Tex Morton Story, Melbourne’s own international tech-rockers Black Cab, David Thrussell, the sweet-folk-popLucy Jean Roleff, Phil Mac playing the saw and telling road stories, beforeAndrew Til winds up the Pioneer mixer and tells stories through his music library. Der Kommisar will also be hammering out 80’s tunes in the Zombie-Goth-80’s disco post Horror Stories at the opening night party. For all details check the website.
Other sugar coating to consider
· Entry to all events is by donation
· 3 Stella Prize shortlisted authors appearing
· Print off program and all details on website
· Bar available at all events post a.m.
· Note- Clunes is only 25 minutes from Newstead and the annual Booktown event is on, a great reason for all story lovers and bookworms to do some visiting…
· Newstead wants you
· Open mic at most events
More information: Neil Boyack
Or contact via email through www.neilboyack.com
I'm counting the sleeps. This is one of my favourite celebrations of story in the calendar.