The Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)
Stories are everywhere in books, newspapers, films, TV, on the Web and in iPods. Stories are EVERYWHERE!
However, for us at The Storytelling Guild of NSW, Stories are TOLD, rather than READ ALOUD. Storytelling is what happens when a Story is told, face to face, eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart. The Story is intimately known by the Teller, Spoken aloud, and shared, like a gift, with the audience.
Known as the Narrative Oral Tradition, Storytelling is our first literacy, our oldest Art Form and a living Art.
SO WELCOME to our website and we encourage you to come and join us, and become part of this dynamic, living art form, either as a Teller of Tales, or a Listener to Tales, we welcome both equally.

SUNDAY AUGUST 14th  2016  2-4pm

The Web - Tales Told Live 

Stories -- true and otherwise -- told by professional and emerging talent

Presented by NSW Storytelling Guild

After a wonderful storytelling program in June, we are now ready for more on 14th August. We have a fabulous line up of: Kiran Shah - back from Singapore telling amazing Indian stories. Patricia McMillan - back from her trip to France telling her wonderful personal stories. Are they true come and find out!!! HAP Hannan - back from somewhere!!!! telling his hilarious tales. And the indomitable Dori who, along with her accompanist Bryan West, will be singing and playing up a Jazz storm. Come along for a great afternoon of entertainment.

Time:  2pm-4pm  Tickets: $10 at the door

Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe. 

Come for lunch (from 12pm prices $14 up) or just the entertainment.


SATURDAY 17th September  2016    

Storytelling Guild Visioning Day

Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill

Members please come and contribute to the life of the Guild by sharing your ideas for Storytelling activities for the next 12 months. Enjoy great company and lunch while we plan the events for the coming year. Activities and Events will include skills development workshops, reaching out to the wider community, story circles, performance events.

Time 10.30am - 3pm

Cost: None

Contact: Christine Carlton 



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Sydney International Storytelling Conference’  May 27-29, 2016

- A conference for adults who use storytelling in Education, Health and Welfare, Business, Entertainment and Community Contexts 

   David Novak USA - Keynote Presenter                              International Participants and Presenters  


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 2016 NSW Storytelling Competition for students in Yrs 5 & 6
Congratulations to the finalists who will be presenting their stories at the Family Concert on Sunday 29th May 2016

 Finalists in no particular order:

Bryn Walshaw - Lennox Head Public School

Fabienne Narey - St Gerard's Primary School, Carlingford

Abigail Davidson - Glenbrook Public School

Lara O'Neill - Terry Hills Public School, Terry Hills

Alexis Chang - St. Monica's Primary School, North Parramatta

Ashley Smith - Glenbrook Public School

 Anyone is welcome to attend the:

Free Family Concert!
An afternoon of storytelling from Student Storytelling Competition finalists and International Adult Storytellers

Venue: St Joseph's Conference Centre, 64 Mackillop Drive, Baulkham Hills 
Date: Sunday 29th May 2016
Time: 2.30 -4.30pm (Doors open at 2.15pm)
Bring along friends and neighbours for an entertaining afternoon.

Below are the finalists of the 2015 Student Storytelling Competition

  Ben Sipina,   Emma Kevric,     Bella Gosling,    Calvin Mckinnon,    Monika Nacovski,    Holly Buxton