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.

Two major events for 2014! 

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Sydney International Storytelling Conference’  June 6-8, 2014


7 good reasons to come to the conference 

Excellent keynote presentations * Story Slam entertainment and welcoming soiree  * Great variety of   workshops    * Have fun whilst extending skills   * Story circles and concerts * Resources and Book displays       * Excellent opportunity to meet and network with storytellers from around Australia and Internationally 

Register now to get the Early Bird rates. Receive up to $100 discount off full conference fee! 

 conference with a choice of 16 workshops, keynote presentations, concerts, story slam, posters, story circles, resources and displays. - 

For information about the conference and PRE-CONFERENCE MASTERCLASSES and Registrations go to: 


5th June 2014 

Annette Simmons, renowned author, leadership storyteller, and facilitator, comes to Australia for the first time in more than 10 years to lead Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins, a workshop that will help you discover and tell your own stories about who you are as a leader and what your organisation stands for.  For anyone interested in the leverage point where trust, influence, and strategy meet, this is an event and an experience not to be missed. Register by 21 March to save more than $200 off the cost of standard registration. The workshop is proudly presented by the Australian Storytelling Guild NSW.


WHAT A FANTASTIC 2012 CONFERENCE!       We had a great time!

Register for the 2014 conference to experience something similar

Some of the quick responses to an enriching weekend conference in 2012
The welcome from everyone at the conference – it was a buzz with conversations, sharing, and everyone was welcome with open arms. It was a very happy and successful conference and I felt enlightened and a part of a very special group of people from around the world. Barriers were broken down, friendships made, reunions happened and it was just a great feel to be there – thank you. The Conference Organising committee just did such a magnificent job of organising the conference and I certainly appreciated all the hard work and effort that went into organising such a fantastic weekend. Gwen Raynor
Wonderful storytelling festival. Thank you. Great performances, informative workshops, smooth organization, good venue, great networking. The family of storytellers is very caring. Daryll Bellingham
It was a wonderful conference. Thanks to all of the storytellers who came from near and far. Your enthusiasm, passion, sharing, caring and friendship made it a very special time. Many thanks to Christine Carlton and Cynthia Hartman for all of their hard work, and to our fellow committee members for all of your efforts. More thanks than I can describe to Diane Ferlatte and her husband Tom for travelling all the way to Australia for our conference. Diane, you are such an inspiration and you gave us so many beautiful gifts during the conference with every story you told. Thank you so much, Diane. Lee Castledine