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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

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

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

Jacks’ Redemption

Written on October 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm, by

Many years ago I wrote this article about ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. I was holding off publishing it until I had recorded and/or published my version. However I think this article needs to be released from it’s confines (after eight long years) and perhaps it may generate discussion. Jo Henwood of the recently established AustralianContinue Reading

Scheherazade and The Thousand Nights And One Nights: the story

Written on October 14, 2014 at 9:39 pm, by

  This is a guest post by good friend Teeya Blatt, member of ‘The Byron Circle of Tellers’. She wove this exquisite version for our concert at the live performance night ‘ Tintenbar Upfront’.   I’ve heard it said that there exist amongst us tonight a group that is not familiar with the ancient andContinue Reading

Kamishibai

Written on August 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm, by

After my colleague Jackie Kerin (Victoria) inspired me at the National Storytelling Conference to learn the Japanese art of kamishibai storytelling, I just ordered one! Here is a blogpost she wrote about her kamishibai journey. Learn about the art of  kamishibai storytelling and possibilities in education here.

The Inaugural Australian Fairy Tale Conference in Sydney, 2014

Written on August 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm, by

After the stupendously enriching International Storytelling Conference, which ended on a Sunday June 8, some of us lucky ducks got to immediately swan off to the ‘The Inaugural Australian Fairy Tale Conference’ (or AFTS Conference) in Sydney on the Monday June 10, as we had a long weekend, thanks to the Queen’s Birthday. The AustralianContinue Reading

The Perfect Heart

Written on December 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm, by

Please read the following tale and write your own ending in the comments section. Write a short or long ending. Usually I channel my creativity into storytelling, performing or teaching. I have never been particularly crafty, except when making Vasalissa dolls. But a good friend must have sensed just what I was needing recently. MyContinue Reading

Why storytelling in education?

Written on July 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm, by

Storytelling has an enormous number of applications. Millions of people worldwide are rediscovering it’s power. They are also creatively adapting it for modern needs: in education, business, health and social welfare. Internationally there are storytelling organisations, celebrations like World Storytelling Day, festivals, conferences, storytelling competitions and storyslams, storytelling recordings on CD and as digital downloads, you tube sitesContinue Reading

“Shelley and Rustle” an environmental story of turtles and plastic

Written on December 3, 2010 at 7:33 am, by

Here I am in the recording studio helping Michael, my sound engineer and producer, add the finishing touches to my new CD, “The Story Tree and other nature tales”. It is the culmination of several years of dreaming plus a year of writing, drafting and recording. It gets pretty exciting at this point as itContinue Reading

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