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 this date in your diary now!  May 27-29, 2016

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Sydney International Storytelling Conference’  May 27-29, 2016

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

Call for contributions are open now!  

To REGISTER and for information about the conference and proposal submission forms - click here


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20th 2016   10am - 4pm

Lis'n Tell: live inclusive storytelling - workshop with Louise Coigley from the UK

This workshop is a practical approach to communication development through storytelling with children from early childhood through to young adults with special needs.

It is of interest to storytellers, teachers of mainstream and special needs children, early literacy workers, librarians, speech pathologists and parents of children with communication challenges.

Participants will learn practical storytelling skills immediately applicable to students in mainstream education to those with profound and multiple disabilities.

Date and Time: Saturday 20th February 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Venue: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill 

            Bring your own lunch. Morning and Afternoon Tea provided

Cost:   General $80.00      Australian Storytelling Guild NSW members $60.00  

             Concession card holders and full time students $50.00

Bookings are essential. Limited places available. To avoid disappointment, please book early.

Bookings:  Secretary, Lee Castledine

To see information about Louise's work go to her  website:
''Funny, poignant and practical.  Because she has worked with a huge range of children in many educational contexts, Louise's recommendations to the workshop participants were realistic, and we came away from the session both inspired and supported by newly acquired skills.

Louise's work has informed my work as a teacher and storyteller. By  incorporating storytelling techniques  children's  linguistic, social, imaginative and emotional ranges are extended.  These techniques are especially relevant to the work I do in  communities that are experiencing social disadvantage, and for children who struggle with speech and emotional regulation''.

Storyteller and Teacher based in Adelaide, Australia


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21st  2016    2-4pm

The Web: Tales Told Live. Stories -- true and otherwise storytelling -- told by professional and emerging talent . Presented by NSW Storytelling Guild

Featuring - Tellers: Kiran Shah, John Hockney

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

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


Details of the 2016 NSW Storytelling Competition for students in Yrs 5 & 6

Below are the finalists of the 2015 Student Storytelling Competition

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