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Category Archives: Green Storytelling

The Fairy at the Top of the Christmas Tree

Written on December 12, 2016 at 8:12 am, by

Each year I repost this sweet Christmas tale, which has no mention of Santa, but a focus on trees and forests, connection to earth. For five years the recording has been available for free, but this year a little fairy whispered to me, ‘Why don’t you allow people the option of donating for this story?Continue Reading

A Labyrinth, a Goddess and a Descent to the Underworld in Byron

Written on October 14, 2016 at 8:51 am, by

For many years, my friend, Jacquelina Wills and I have dreamed of building a public, local labyrinth in Byron Shire. We recently scored a small grant from the Byron Shire Council’s Placemaking Seed Fund, as one of seven catalyst events for the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan to create a temporary labyrinth on the grassyContinue Reading

The best story wins: amplify your environmental message using storytelling

Written on March 13, 2016 at 1:48 pm, by

As the power of story has been increasingly recognised, the quote ‘the best story wins’ (1) has enjoyed high circulation. Organisational storyteller, Annette Simmons used it in the title of a book and subsequent workshops. So let’s unpack for a bit, why stories are such a powerful way to communicate. We are hard-wired to process information in the formContinue Reading

‘Stories on Foot’: connecting visitors and locals to place through story

Written on March 10, 2016 at 8:17 am, by

This year I have begun a new business called “Stories on Foot: Tales of Byron Bay and the Rainbow Region”. Here I make a start on the story of why I started it and what I want to offer people through these tours. When my kids were still quite young I had the idea ofContinue 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

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

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

Green Storytelling, Bread for the Soul and David Whyte

Written on May 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm, by

  I just got asked three great questions about storytelling and my upcoming Green Storytelling workshop in Indigiscapes, Capalaba.     1. Why tell stories? (in an age of mass distraction)     2. How can stories help ME? (ie: in this ‘i-generation)     3. What can story do for our world environment thatContinue Reading

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