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.


Put these dates in your diary!

SUNDAY 6th November  2016    

There are Animals in My Loungeroom!  

 Presented by the Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

"Green alligators and long-necked geese,

Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees.

Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born.

Don't you forget My unicorns.- Irish Rovers

Come for a fun afternoon of storytelling with the theme of Animals that appear in stories. The short tales of tailed animals, feathered and furred creatures will be sure to be entertaining. There will be folktales and stories tall and true.You are welcome to bring a short tale along with you! 

  Date: Sunday 6th November  - Time: 2-4pm 

  Cost: $10 - Delightful afternoon tea included

  Place: The loungeroom of one of our Storytelling Guild Members in Cliff Street, Manly - Directions for 

  parking and public transport will be provided when you book your place.

  Bookings essential for catering - Please email Christine or phone 0415 430 485 

  Invite a friend or friends to enjoy the afternoon.


SATURDAY 19th November  2016 

Storytelling Skills Workshop 

Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill

Develop practical skills in Storytelling - All details and Topic will be advertised at the end of October





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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