Monday, December 18, 2017

Opportunities in 2018 with our Partners and Associates

We do our best at Storytelling Australia Victoria to share as much storytelling news as we can gather that we believe is of interest to Victorians.

On Facebook we share any and all Victorian storytelling news, regardless of the membership status of the storytellers. This is a public site and is embedded in the HOME page of our website so you do not have to be a member of Facebook to check it out. There is always a lot to explore.

However this blog (which is free) is reserved for the news of our members, partners and associates. And some our good friends are hosting conferences and events and you might wish to toss your hat into the ring. So for those of you who have missed the posts on Facebook, here is the latest!

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CONFERENCE 1-3 June 2018



The call is out for:
  • Workshops: submissions close January 19th.
  • Performances: Submissions close January 31st
  • Posters: Submission close March 19th

If you are interested visit the  NSW website and read more ...

This conference has proved to be a fertile ground for developing national and international relationships and collaborations, stretching minds and strengthening old friendships, both individual and organizational.

AUSTRALIAN FAIRY TALE SOCIETY 2018 CONFERENCE 10 June 2018
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

 

'Gardens of Good and Evil: growing life, plucking death' is the theme.

The AFTS invite you to open your mind and creativity to how we can express Australian responses to the world of fairy tales in the world of living things around us. Be part of another diverse, entertaining and stimulating conference.

Submissions close: Friday January 26th
For more information visit the AFTS website

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL June 29th - July 1st 2018

 

The Newport Fiddle and Folk Club is a great supporter of Storytelling Australia Victoria. As well as promoting us in their newsletters, several of their members are also keen storytellers and regulars at our monthly gathering: Fabled Nights in Newport.

The storytellers have hosted an annual open floor session for the Folk Festival for many years; Stories by the Fire and last year we also offered a workshop.

However you might have an idea for a show or workshop that you would like to offer the festival.
Performer application is HERE

Submissions Close January 20th

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thank you Louisa John-Krol and Teen Hartnett


  The story year is drawing to close.

Before we at Storytelling Australia Victoria central take a break from dreaming and planning, we have a few acknowledgements and thank yous to make.

The re-visioning of SAV over the past three years has been a slow and committed process from a small committee. After many voluntary hours, two of our members have decided to step to the side. We’d like to thank, from the depth of our hearts, the contributions made to the organization by Louisa John-Krol and Teena Hartnett.

Teena Hartnett
 
Teena stepped into multiple roles: administration secretary, membership secretary and treasurer. She has painstakingly set up systems, prepared our yearly statements ensuring the ongoing health and sustainability of our organisation. Teena also supported us in establishing World Storytelling Day as an annual event in our calendar, negotiated venues and graciously hosted. She has also hosted Stories by the Fire for us at the Newport Folk Festival.

In addition to these roles Teena has kept the communication open with members and planned our end of year celebrations. She also instigated the idea that we deepen our relationship with the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club and library partnerships. This has led to a Partnership with Hobsons Bay Libraries who now support us with a beautiful venue for our third Friday of the month gathering: Fabled Nights in Newport. Teena also introduced Storytelling Australia Victoria to the Foundling Archive and the Good Room and laid the groundwork for our inaugural event celebrating International Day of the Girl.

Louisa John-Krol
 
We wish to acknowledge the support offered by Louisa who took on the unexciting but essential role of Public Officer and the task of setting up our insurance. These roles can take one into labyrinthine spaces on the Internet and Louisa showed great perseverance and got us sorted!

However the greatest gift she has given, is the history of Storytelling Australia Victoria and the stories of our life members. With the wave of new people joining us, it was apparent that we did not know the history of the organization. Louisa spent well over a year researching, interviewing, and collating information and images. Her work is meticulous and it gives us great pride to see it up on the website. It is also a reminder that Storytelling Australia Victoria will be celebrating 40 years in 2018.

Louisa is also a member of the Australian Fairy Tale Society and she provides a strong link between our organisations. Many of our members belong to both groups.

Louisa continues with her writing and music. You can enjoy her work HERE

Our committee members oil the cogs and grease the wheels that keep us moving forward and we recognize they also work hard and have busy personal lives.

On behalf of the members and the committee, thank you Teena and Louisa for your support and the hours you have gifted Storytelling Australia Victoria. We look forward to seeing you at events and hearing you tell stories

And we look forward to introducing you to the brave new storytellers who have offered to step into these rather large shoes.

Jackie Kerin (president)

Midsummer Faerie Rade 21 January

Some news from our good friends at the Australian Fairy Tale Society.

They would like to give you the heads up for the annual Midsummer Faery Rade parade and picnic.

Roslyn Quin (Storytelling Victoria and member of the Australian Fairy Tale Society) will be telling tales in the Treasury Gardens after the Rade.


This is a free public event and all the details can be found on the Golden Owl website

November Fabled Nights - our last for 2017

Its been a joy watching this open story evening slowly find its feet and grow.

Some months the room is full to bursting with a cacophony of storytellers and listeners and some months, its a more sedate gathering.

We're grateful to enjoy a Partnership with Hobsons Bay Libraries who make this wheelchair accessible space at the Newport HUB available to us.

We have the use of a terrific kitchen with all mod cons and the room has a screen and projector which has led us to explore Skyping international storytellers, seeing what others are up to on You tube and in November, we welcomed digital artist Rex Smeal who not only drew a story for us, he drew us!
Jackie Kerin telling the story of 'The Dragon's Eye' in front of the screen illustrated by Rex

Our technological experiments have led to some hilarity but we are learning.

During the year we have shared Mcing, the taking of photographs and filming and Alex has bought us a set of lights that we will soon all learn to use. And of course we have shared kitchen duties. The purpose of Fabled Nights is to explore and grow and to that end, we have been diligent.

 Dave Davies captured by Rex on screen and by David Campbell in photo

 
We'll be back in 2018 on the third Friday of the month from March till November. Keep and eye on our website (the 2018 events are slowly being loaded into the calendar), sign up for the blog news and follow us on Facebook.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Fabled Nights in Newport: November 17

Come along to the final Fabled Nights for 2017. Come and celebrate with us a rich year of community and story sharing, cake eating and tea drinking. We'll be back again in March 2018.

Special Guest: Rex Smeal
If the universe works in our favour, this month we will have a special guest. Rex Smeal is a freelance animator and games artist. Our plan is to drop the screen in the HUB, hook up a computer and tablet and Rex will demonstrate how a story might be spontaneously illustrated. Rex moved to Melbourne from Tasmania just in time for PAX Australia 2017 and was the artist anchoring a panel whose task it was to design a board game in 60 minutes!
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: Newport HUB 13 Mason Street, enter via the park (the new building)
WHEN: 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.


*WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS
* FABLED NIGHTS is an intergenerational 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.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION 12 November

AHOY THERE!!!
 

INVITATION TO MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Sunday 12 November a trip on the Blackbird

The Storytelling Australia Victoria committee has been thinking about our end of year get-together. All sorts of adventures were suggested but we couldn’t go past another trip on the Blackbird.

Last year we explored the Marybyrnong but this time we thought we’d explore The Docklands. The trip is 60 minutes return.

The boat trip is our shout but you will pay for your own lunch. However we will supply snacks and nibbles for the intrepid explorers.

There are 30 places (including children) on the Blackbird and these book out fast.

THE PLAN

12.30 LUNCH
• Meet at the Happy River Cafe, 45 Moreland St, Footscray (at the Footscray Community Arts Centre).
• The Arts Centre is a short walk from the train station and there is limited paid parking available if you're driving.
• The Happy River Cafe doesn't split bills.
• There are vegan / vegetarian / GF options

2.30 DEPARTURE
• The Blackbird is docked a few hundred metres from the cafe so it's only a short walk away.
• The Ferry Terminal is located: Bottom of Saltriver Place Melway 42 E5.
• The Blackbird will depart on the dot so please be on time.

* It can get nippy out on the water so please bring something warm.

PLEASE RSVP by 25 October. We only have spaces for a maximum of 30 people.

EMAIL: storytellingvic@live.com.au SUBJECT HEADING: BLACKBIRD
* Please indicate in your email what are booking for:

• Lunch
• Cruise
• Lunch and Cruise
• How many are you booking for?

For more information: The Blackbird website

Any problems on the day contact either:
Jackie 0412 210 098 or Lana 0468 434 755

Please remember this is a members and family event so it is essential that your membership is current. To renew follow this link.

If you are new member or don’t know many of us, rest assured we are a friendly bunch and you will be made to feel welcome. Storytelling Vic takes pride in hospitality and welcoming newcomers.
OTHER NEWS

Fabled Nights in Newport
• October 20: special guest documentary maker Mojan Javadi is coming along to hear about the stories you heard as a child that you still carry in your heart. Read about her project HERE 
• November 17: Last gathering for the year. We will reconvene in March 2018. Come and celebrate a great year of stories with nibbles and bubbles, tea and cake.

7.30 PM – 10.30 PM
Newport Community HUB 13 Mason Street (enter via the park)
Entry $3.00 members or $5.00

RAW Garden Storytelling
• November 5: Enjoy the Festival of Lights (Deepavali) this month as we celebrate with food and stories! We invite you to bring a plate of food to share and look forward to having an amazing afternoon with you. This is the final RAW Garden Storytelling for 2017, we’ll be back in February 2018.

12.00 PM – 3.00 PM
325 South Road Brighton East
Entry FREE

RAW Garden Storytelling: Deepavali.

Enjoy the Festival of Lights (Deepavali) this month as we celebrate with food and stories! We invite you to bring a plate of food to share and look forward to have an amazing afternoon with you.

RAW Garden Storytelling is a partnership event with Mariam Issa and the RAW Garden and Storytelling Vic. The Garden celebrates the uniqueness and aspirations of multicultural women through gardening, storytelling, crafts and cooking. Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Dee) from Storytelling Vic is our host. Dee will have a mix of special guests and story games and there is always a space for friends to tell a tale.
 

We value listeners and storytellers equally and take pride in welcoming newcomers to RAW.
 

* photograph supplied by Tatiana Scott 

WHEN: Sunday, November 5 at 12 PM - 3 PM
WHERE: 325 South Road Brighton East

COST: FREE
BOOKINGS: not necessary.
ENTER: by the drive way gate.
  


This is the final RAW Garden storytelling for 2017, we will reconvene in February 2018

International Day of the Girl

Lily-Ann
Heart felt thanks to all who joined us for this inaugural storytelling evening, an event marking the International Day of the Girl.

Thank you to the story tellers: Katherine, Roslyn, Anna, Jackie, Louisa, Devi, Suzanne, Lily-Ann, Miles and Alex. And a shout out to Kate who drew all the threads together and who hosted, to Jackie and Yogini, who assisted and to Teena who initiated the idea.

This was the first time Storytelling Vic has held an event in The Good Room at the Foundling Archive. If you don't already know, The Good Room is an intimate space with access for all, located in East Brunswick. Well worth investigating if you are planning a storytelling event.

Miles
Pictured are our two youngest storytellers. It has been one of the delights of 2017 watching these two develop their skills.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fabled Nights in Newport: 20 October

 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: Newport HUB 13 Mason Street, enter via the park (the new building)
WHEN: 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.


*WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS
* FABLED NIGHTS is an intergenerational 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 month's photo shows us celebrating the September launch of the Art of Oral Storytelling Journal, and initiative by one of our members Lana Woolf. On the screen is  storyteller Asha Sampath Skyping in from Chennai. 

October Special Guest
We have a special guest coming to the October evening, documentary maker Mojan Javadi. Mojan is keen to hear about the stories that touched your heart as a child that you have carried into adulthood. Perhaps you can remember the story or maybe only the essence has stayed with you?
Came and meet Mojan, hear about her project, and perhaps you can prepare a story to share. Read more about Mojan HERE.

October Fabled Nights will be co hosted by Vic storyteller  Matt McArthur. We are grateful to our members who support our events with hosting, hospitality and setting up and kitchen duties!

Matt is one of our science storytellers. Here he is in action. Kindly recorded for us by member Alex Kharnam.


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

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Its that time of year folks! 
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Membership of Storytelling Australia Victoria provides you with many opportunities to be involved in storytelling:  
  • member discounts
  • organisational support for projects that promote storytelling in Victoria
  • voting rights to influence the direction of the organisation 
  • the opportunity to be listed as a storyteller on our website (for an additional fee)
  • to promote your group 
And you get to meet and hang out with a splendid bunch of diverse people.

Membership runs from 1 November to 31 October. New membership applications received after 1 July will be valid for 16 months until 31 October of the following year. 

Please go to our website and fill in the form and to complete your application pay with direct deposit, or print and complete the forms and post it with a cheque.

Annual fees for membership are:

Individual Membership - $30.00
Individual Concession Membership - $20.00
Family Membership - $30 (Up to 2 adults and 4 children)
Group Membership - $30


Visit our website and you will see us in action, subscribe to our blog for member news and events (free) and follow us on Facebook where we promote all the storytelling news we can muster from around the state 

MEMBERSHIP HERE

Tales from the Flyway: Melton Sat October 28 10:30 am

Bird Week is coming up and we are celebrating with the Melton Environment Group
 
'Tales from the Flyway' is a storytelling show I developed with my violinist buddy Sarah Depasquale. Sarah and I share a love of wetlands and birds, especially those found at our doorstep in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Together we'll take you on a journey following the path of migratory shore birds, from south-east Australia to Siberia, along the East Asian Australasian Flyway. The show is playful and occasionally enlightening.

WHEN: Sat October 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am
WHERE: Melton Library and Learning HUB  32 McKenzie Street Melton
COST: A FREE inter-generational event.

Jackie Kerin

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

INVITATION: ‘One Thousand and One Tales’

Mojan Javardi is a film maker, is passionate about stories, and she has a project to share with us.
Mojan will be our special guest at: 
She is keen to meet storytellers and explain the ideas for her feature length documentary.

'One Thousand and One Tales' is a documentary and a book in the process about fairy tales, folktales and traditional stories within different cultures.
The project explores these stories to discover the heroes, villains and other minor characters within the tales.

The aim is to investigate the main messages of these stories and how they may have influenced us as children and how we look at them now as adults.

Mojan is also interested to share any bedtime stories, which have not been recorded as a text. Through this project the team have been thrilled when coming across such unwritten stories.

Selected stories will be part of the ‘One Thousand and One Tales’ printed book with a credit to the narrator. Also some of the storytellers will be invited to participate in the documentary based on their stories and willingness.

Please come along and meet Mojan and perhaps you would like to think about a story you encountered as a child and that you still hold in your heart. Many of you have stories you carry in your mother tongue, a language other than English. We would love to hear about this.
Lean more about Mojan and the team at Waking Dream Collective.
Mojan would like to film some of the storytelling at RAW and Newport but only where she has the teller's permission.  

* Remember Daylight Saving starts on Sunday 1st October. Don't forget to turn your clock forward an hour!! 

Art of Oral Story Telling Journal: submissions

      A Storytellers Toolbox

The next edition theme is, A Storytellers Toolbox. We are open for submissions based on this theme until December 31st, 2017. We will be kicking off the new year with the release of the next edition in late January. We are looking for submissions of creative non-fiction that is connected to the theme.
All successful submissions also require a photo and short biography.

  • We want you to share with us and the international storytelling community what is in your storytellers toolkit? 
  • We want to know about your voice, your body work, your puppets and props and kamishibai and musical instruments. 
  • What else is there? 
  • What makes your storytelling self? 

Pictured is Cadu from the 'Os Tapetes Contadores de Histórias' (The Carpet Storytellers) in Brazil - if you want to read about Cadu, his group and the props they use check it out at HERE 

*Please view our website for submission guidelines at AOST 

All submissions are to be emailed to aostjournal@gmail.com

Follow AOST on Facebook: HERE

The editor of AOST is Lana Woolf, a member of Storytelling Victoria.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Storytelling @ RAW Garden: 1st October


RAW Garden Storytelling is a partnership event with Mariam Issa and the RAW Garden and Storytelling Vic. The Garden celebrates the uniqueness and aspirations of multicultural women through gardening, storytelling, crafts and cooking. Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Dee) from Storytelling Vic is our host. Dee will have a mix of special guests and story games and there is always a space for friends to tell a tale.
We value listeners and storytellers equally and take pride in welcoming newcomers to RAW.
 
*photographs supplied by Tatiana Scott 
 

WHERE: 325 South Road Brighton East
WHEN: 1st October

TIME: 12.00 PM - 2.00 PM
COST: FREE
 

Bookings are not necessary.
Enter by the drive way gate.


Here's what we were doing in the garden in October last year: learning about crafting and telling personal stories with Kate Lawrence.
 *photographs supplied by Tatiana Scott  

Friday, September 15, 2017

The ART of ORAL STORY TELLING JOURNAL: Launched at 'Fabled Nights in Newport'

Last night at Fabled Night in Newport, our regular monthly gathering of storytellers, we launched The Art of Oral Storytelling Journal!!

Congratulations Vic member Lana Woolf, you have created a wonderful on-line resource and meeting place for storytellers around the world. Thank you Asha Sampath (Chennai) for braving our experiment and appearing via Skype. The inaugural edition has contributors from Kenya, Italy, Singapore, India, Brazil and Australia.

Check it out. AOST is open for the next round of submissions. 
Many thanks to our Newport partners, Hobsons Bay Library for supporting us in our vision to make use of the available technology. As well as Skype we were able to enjoy some videos of the contributors. This is Cadu Cinelli and the Tapetes Contadores de Historias (The Carpet Storytellers).


And in the mix of the night, we also enjoyed stories from our regulars and new comers. Thank you Alan, Dave, Alex and Miles (father son tandem), Karen, Jackie and Sarah, Lily-Anne, Niki and a HUGE thanks to Cam for hosting and helping with photos.

 
 

School Stories: Seniors Week. October 13


From the warm bottles of milk to the ink wells and shelter sheds, school days evoke fond and not so fond memories! Bring along an artefact from your school days and join local storytellers and musicians for a trip down memory lane in this interactive storytelling session not to be missed.

This is an open story circle and we want to hear about your school days.



Mary O'Meara
With Jackie Kerin, Dave Davies and Mary O'Meara from Storytelling Australia Victoria and Michael Stewart from the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.


Dave Davies
 WHERE: Altona Library 123 Queen Street Altona
WHEN: October 13 at 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 
BOOKING: FREE but we recommend booking a place HERE
 


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Stories on the Hill: Nowa Nowa October 21 - 22. BILARNI: 26 & 28 October

Click on poster to enlarge

For all the information, video and bookings HERE

Also at Mallacoota and Bermagui you can catch Jan Wositzky

BILARNI  
26 & 28 October           

WHERE: The Muddie, Malacoota      
WHEN: Thurs 26 October @ 7.30       
COST: $25/ $20 Conc.   
TIX: Pickets Gift shop 

WHERE: Murrah Hall (20 mins south of Bermagui)
WHEN: Sat Oct 28, 7.30 p.m & Sunday 29, 3pm
COST: $20
More about Jan Wositzky and his shows HERE

Thank you Jan for sharing with us. ed.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Story Girl: 7 October

 Story Girl 
Celebrating the power of girls in folk tale, myth and true story.

Come join us in celebrating with story the International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl). This day is observed annually in October to highlight issues concerning the gender inequality facing young girls. Declared by the United Nations, in 2012, the aim is to raise awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular.

The 2017 theme: “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.”

Storytelling Australia Victoria members received an open invitation to bring along a story to share that honours girls and they responded with enthusiasm. 


Come hear from the storytellers: 
  • Alex and Miles Kharnam
  • Roslyn Quin
  • Suzanne Sandow
  • Dee Palanisamy
  • Kate Lawrence
  • Katherine Jones 
  • Louisa John-Krol  
  • Lily-Anne Matthews-Fabian 
Our host is Kate Lawrence from Storytelling Vic. Kate is also the creator of Story Wise Women, the only Women’s storytelling night in Melbourne (in the Good Room as it happens!)  

*Bring your little sister, daughter, niece and young friends; at Story Girl, we want to hear girl’s voices.

This idea for Story Girl came from a seed sown and a relationship nurtured by Story Vic member Teena Hartnett. Teena attended at evening at The Good Room and was touched by the compassion and vision of the founders, Gracie and Katrina Lolicato.  


WHEN: October 7
TIME: 7.30 - 10.30
WHERE: The GOOD ROOM - Foundling Archive 390A Lygon Street, Brunswick East (entry via laneway between Hickford and Blyth Streets)
BOOKINGS:  HERE

* The Good Room is accessible to wheel chair users.
Light supper provided and refreshments available.
Learn more about the Good Room HERE
* Banner photo: Story Vic storyteller, Lily- Anne, supplied by Alex Kharnam.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Workshops in Murrindindi in October!

At Storytelling Victoria we get very excited when members offer events outside of the metro area. Lana Woolf has created some wonderful opportunities for those of you living in or near the Murrindindi Shire
 
Magic Mirror Workshop for the young: Oct 3

“Magic Mirror” is a two hour workshop for primary school students who are interested to develop personal storytelling skills. Lana will take the participants through a series of processes to develop a personal story (about whatever the participant chooses) and then lead some group activities to develop the story structure. The participants will practice their stories in groups, with peer feedback and leave the workshop with a personal story.

A tried and true workshop loved by young and old alike, the Magic Mirror workshop uses a simple storytelling technique to develop a personal story in an engaging and fun way. The idea behind Magic Mirror is to give participants an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to tell personal stories about experiences in their lives.

Who: Young People aged 6 to 12
When: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Time: 10am to 12pm
Cost: $35.00 for single workshop
BOOKINGS AND MORE INFO: HERE



Brave New Voices workshop: Beginning Oct 6

Brave New Voices is a 5 week course.

This workshop aims to explore our voice through the genre of biomythography. ‘Bio’ meaning my story, and ‘myth’ meaning the stories we use to understand the world. Weaving these two elements together to create poetry in the style of biomythography.
In each module we will be discovering a new aspect of how we understand and create bio-myth poetry. The workshop will be filled with lots of theory, lots of activities and games, and lots of examples. We will be creating lots of small bits of poetry individually and as a group throughout the workshop. There will be lots of time for 1:1 mentoring and for feedback through out the process.

Module One: The history of Spoken word and how it has empowered communities
Module Two: Biomythography
Module Three: S.O.R.P.L.U.S.I methodology
• Self Knowledge
• Orality
• Rhythm
• Political content and context
• Language of Communication
• Urgency
• Sacredness
• Integrity
Module Four: Creating your poetry toolkit
Module Five: Performance techniques
Module Six: Putting it all together


Where: 52 Downey Street Alexandra
When: Beginning October 6 then every Friday night for the next four weeks
Time: 6 to 9pm  
Cost: $120.00 waged $85.00 unwaged $35 deposit - all money must be paid by Friday 6th October unless otherwise arranged with Lana 

BOOKING AND MORE INFO: HERE
 
Contact: Lana Woolf
Email: bula@lanawoolf.com
W: lanawoolf.com

Sparking Change: Workshops Melbourne CBD: November 7, 16 and 17

Sparking Change (SPARKS) is a social justice organisation using the power of story to spark social change. Lana Woolf from Story Vic is a co founder, alongside Emily Dwyer.

SPARKS is a community arts development organisation that uses StoryWork methodologies to support vulnerable and marginalised communities to take strategic social change action. 

Using story for advocacy: November 7

This workshop encourages people to explore their own experiences, knowledge, beliefs and stories. The program uses a range of methods, including presentations, individual reflection, working in pairs, and small and large group discussions.
At the end of this workshop, people who take part will be able to:
*Explain what advocacy is
*Outline examples of different types of advocacy.
*Describe some of the barriers that people face when engaging in advocacy, and some possible solutions to this.
*Explain the role that story telling plays in advocacy and campaigning.
*Outline some key considerations when using storytelling in advocacy and campaigning.
*Explore how to create suitable stories for advocacy purposes.
*Discuss some tricky questions that advocates might face, and how to handle these.

When: Tuesday 7th November 2017 (Public Holiday)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Laneway Learning Shop 22 Bennetts Ln, Melborune
Cost: $125 waged payment $75.00 unwaged 

BOOKING AND MORE INFO: HERE

Bring your lunch, a notepad and pen. tea, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.
No computers please unless you need them for access purposes.

This space is wheelchair accessible.

Storytelling has always been a powerful tool for grassroots organisers, but now more than ever, personal narrative strategies are at the heart of successful social change toolkits and activities. 


This one day intensive workshop is for peer workers, advocates, social change makers, and activists. As advocates and social change makers working at the coal face, our task is not just to calculate the best response to public opinion. Our task is to shape public opinion to support real solutions and structural change. The best way to build this capacity while keeping it anchored in democratic and accountable organising is to grow it from the ground up. Sparking Change supports leaders and communicators to actively engage in social justice through personal strategic storytelling. We combine our capacity building training program with ongoing partnership, embedded sectoral support and convening our growing network of practitioners.
Join our next workshop and lets start sparking some change through strategic storytelling.


Strategic Storytelling for Social Change: Nov 16 and 17


2 day workshop for Peer Workers - Self Advocates - Social Change Agents - Activists - Campaigners

We tell stories all day every day - What we had for lunch, why we do what we do, and why we do it. A story can connect and influence - create change. Stories can tell us what is happening and how those happenings impact on people and the environment. Stories can also show us what change we can create in the world, and if it is a really good story, it will tell us what we can do to help facilitate that change. This workshop takes people through a process of using strategic StoryWork to lean how to tell the story of your ‘lived experience’ , the story of the of the social justice issue you are working on, and a story that will move people to action on your particular social justice issue. You will learn how to tell your story in ways that foster community, explore shared values, create hope and influence others on a path of social justice in action orientated ways.

When: Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November 2017 

Time: 10am to 4pm.
Cost: $150 unwaged $225 Waged
There is an option to pay a 50% deposit on the Trybooking website and pay the rest when you come to the workshop
Where:  22-24 Bennetts Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

BOOKING AND MORE INFO: HERE

For more information
W: www.sparkingchange.com.au
E: hello@sparkingchange.com.au