Thursday, February 27, 2014

Storytelling at the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 7 – 9 March 2014

The Australian Storytelling Telling (Victoria) banner will be flying.

I’ll be at the Festival alongside Jim Haynes, Bill Kerns and Greg Jenkins

Jim Haynes has a new book out, The Best Australian Yarns and other true stories. Jim’s collection is a great compliment to the work of Bill Wannan, Graham Seal and the Oxford Companion of  Australian Folklore and others. For those of you interested in the Australian oral tradition, the book is chock full of tall stories from the bush, racetrack, shearing shed, railways and show business, Aboriginal stories and humour, diggers yarns, ghosts, monsters and Yowies …

I’d love to see any storytellers at these events. Particularly the Pat Glover Award – participation is what keeps it going. Jim’s book is dedicated to the memory of Pat who passed away in 2005 – ‘the Port Fairy Shanakee’.

This is the program but do check when you get there.

12.00 - 1.15   Tellable Tales (Lecture Hall)
2.30 Jim Haynes Book Launch St Pat's Hall

12.00 True Blue: Are stories better in rhyme, prose or song? Jim, Jackie and Bill (I think St Pat's Hall)
2.00 - 3.00 Workshop Lecture Hall
3.00 Pat Glover Story Award. Lecture Hall

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival HERE


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