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Monthly Archives: July 2015

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

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