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Category Archives: Storytelling

The Story Bird

Written on September 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm, by

Just heard from the editor of ‘The Northerly’, The Byron Bay Writer’s Festival magazine The Northerly, that he has published my poem in the current issue (p22). I was prompted to write this poem by the Volunteer Poetry competition, again organised by the dynamic poetess and creative, Louise Moriarty. This festival’s theme was ‘Where storiesContinue Reading

‘Stories in the Club’ warmly embraced

Written on August 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm, by

The inaugural ‘Stories in the Club’ was very warmly embraced by the local community on Sunday, August 13 at the Muillumbimby Ex-Services Club, with six diverse tellers, including local custodian and former screen actor Athol Compton; activist and actor, Tony Barry; President of Toastmasters, Louise Harrison; author Graeme Innes; traveller and solo performer Shona AndersonContinue Reading

Stories in the Club coming very soon!

Written on July 30, 2017 at 10:37 pm, by

It is getting very exciting as the first ‘Stories in the Club’ Concert date draws closer, enthusiasm in the community is building and people are coming forward to offer wonderful tales of place and hope. August and September concerts are now full! August tellers will include well-known locals, traditional custodian and former screen actor, UncleContinue Reading

Stories in the Club: Tales of Place, Tales of Hope

Written on June 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm, by

I am excited to announce that I am launching a new community storytelling concert series, beginning the afternoon of Sunday, August 13, with the support from Ngara Institute and Creative Mullumbimby. Good stories can be road maps for a life well lived. In these times of rapid change and widespread loneliness, such ancient, simple soul food can beContinue Reading

Golden Tales

Written on June 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm, by

We held the last ‘Golden Tales’ concert a year ago on Sunday, June 12, 2016 the Brunswick Community Centre was fantastic.     AFFORDABLE FOOD: Catered by Brunswick Liberation Larder for $5 a bowl of food or $5 for hot drink and cake WHERE: Brunswick Heads Community Centre, opposite Surf Club and behind Scout Hall Enquiries:Continue Reading

Joyality

Written on February 17, 2017 at 9:31 am, by

This is a guest post by my friends and colleagues Eshana Bragg and Rachel Taylor who co-created the wonderful course that is Joyality. Late last year I did the course as a participant and was so inspired, I decided to train as a facilitator. I will be co-facilitating with the next round, due to start in ByronContinue Reading

Why I dance on V Day and my Vagina Conversations story

Written on January 26, 2017 at 10:40 am, by

I entreat you. If you have never taken part in the One Billion Rising V Day flashmob dance in Byron Bay before, consider doing so this year. Then make a day of it and come to the rich and stimulating Vagina Conversations in the evening of the same day or the next. This is NOT aContinue Reading

Summer Solstice

Written on December 21, 2016 at 2:43 pm, by

A very happy Summer Solstice to everyone in the southern hemisphere! (Happy Winter Solstice to you northerners.) According to our European ancestors, now is the time to celebrate the abundant ripe energy of the earth. (If you are looking for a forest loving Santa-free Christmas story, read the previous blog post.) I live in ByronContinue Reading

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

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