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Category Archives: Storytelling

Stories in the Pub: Stories of Place, Stories 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

When stories are bread for a thousand

Written on August 20, 2016 at 10:18 am, by

Though this article is a reworking of the blog post below it,  I have posted it here due to popular request. It has enjoyed some good editing, thanks to American environmental storyteller Pete Griffin and the editors at theNational Storytelling Network (NSN) magazine. NSN is the  peak storytelling body in America, and they published this articleContinue 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 (2016), 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 ideaContinue Reading

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