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Updraft

Written on December 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm, by

    Updraft by Jenni Cargill-Strong   There are little nubs growing where my shoulder blades should be Little nubs and upon them hang wings: translucent, tremulous, wet, wrinkled, folded.   As I walk here, the crunch of gravel beneath my boots the song of the earth reverberates up my legs and yet how IContinue Reading

LAST MINUTE, ETHICAL, GREEN XMAS present ideas

Written on December 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm, by

Here is an updated version of this post I wrote last year. Do you need ideas for a last minute, low stuff, low impact Christmas? As we transition not all our choices may be 100% green but with some awareness we can still minimize our Xmas impact! It is a bit late but there areContinue Reading

An ‘Interesting’ Christmas

Written on December 10, 2015 at 11:48 am, by

Last weekend, the world saw the largest global rally on climate change in history. I was at the Byron gathering and had the great honour of telling the folktale of “Elephant and Hummingbird” to the 800 gathered. We live in interesting times. So I am focusing my story output on teaching environmental storytelling and using storyContinue Reading

Eco Tales for families at Australian Seabird Rescue

Written on September 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm, by

This Friday 25 September, after the 10 am turtle tour with biologist Kathrina Southwell, I will be telling green stories at Australian Seabird Rescue Inc in Ballina. I’ll tell the tale of “Shelley and Rustle” which ASR helped me write back in 2009 and some more marine tales. The tour and storytelling is by donation. ASRContinue Reading

The Oldest Story in the English Language

Written on July 26, 2015 at 11:22 am, by

Brian Hungerford was one of my early storytelling mentors. Lucky me, as he is a master storyteller and author of some renown!  I first met Brian at the National Folk Festival and we performed together at Woodford Folk Festival. He was always enormously gracious and generous towards me, even in the early days when someContinue Reading

Buried Trauma in the Australian Narrative

Written on July 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm, by

In my last blogpost, I wrote about the inaugural Golden Tales Local Stories Concert, which I co-ordinated with the Byron Circle of Tellers. The locals who came to tell stories included Lois Cook, Nyangbul storyteller and traditional custodian. Lois was recently featured on ABC TV in an exquisitely made and profoundly important, mini-documentary, “Babe in the reeds:Continue Reading

Golden Tales, local tales, stories of country

Written on July 17, 2015 at 12:00 am, by

LISTEN TO GOLDEN TALE STORIES HERE: https://soundcloud.com/bayfm/sets/local-stories-under-the More stories will progressively be uploaded. ‘Local storytellers, bards, fablers, yarn-spinners and raconteurs, take note: a new storytelling festival needs you! ‘The Golden Tale Local Stories Competition’ will be one of many exciting story events planned for the inaugural ‘Festival of the Golden Tale’, which will be staged aroundContinue Reading

Changing the World One Local Story at a Time

Written on July 13, 2015 at 1:29 am, by

Last June, ‘The Byron Circle of Tellers’ at my prompting, held an evening of community storytelling called “The Golden Tale Local Stories Concert”. People were asked to submit 5- 8 mins stories set in our local Shire, but they could be fact, fiction or faction (a mix of both). Here I will explain what inspiredContinue Reading

Green Stories & The Hero’s Journey

Written on July 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm, by

 This is the fourth and last post on the ‘Green Storytelling’ workshop I led last month in Brisbane. At the start of the workshop, I told the ‘The Blue  Coat’. Then, as our ice-breaker and in order to get participants telling as quickly as possible, I invited them to form groups of four and  collaboratively retellContinue Reading

Green Storytelling: Jenni interviewed by Paul Bishop

Written on June 17, 2015 at 6:47 am, by

Last week I wrote a blog in answer to the first of three questions Paul Bishop asked me about Green Storytelling. Before I got around to answering the rest of the questions, Paul came along to the workshop and filmed an interview me and I covered all the questions and more. (THANKS PAUL!!)    Continue Reading

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