SATURDAY JUNE 20th 2015 8.30am - 5pm
Hosted by Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)
Storytelling One Day Wonder! - Mini Conference
A conference for adults focusing on storytelling skills and stories for different audience groups. Choice of workshops in morning & afternoon sessions followed by Story Slam Family Concert which will feature finalists of the NSW Student's Storytelling Competition
8.30 Registration and Cuppa
9.00 Welcome and Stepping into story
1A. Bridging Cultures Through Storytelling - Lilli Rodrigues-Pang
Stories and approaches that allow and assist people in communities/classroom/workplaces to understand cultural differences. The act of telling and listening to each others stories allows us to find common ground and develop an understanding of differences. Learn simple stories and story facilitation methods to spark healthy story sharing and conversations.
Lilli Rodrigues Pang is a bilingual storyteller whose energetic performances of stories from around the globe honors and values cultural diversity.
1B. Folktales to Build Resilience and Model Kindness - Jenni Cargill-Strong
Jenni's award-winning album “Reaching for the Moon and other wisdom tales” was inspired by Elisa Pearmain's book "Storytelling to Prevent Bullying and Build Character". She will tell a few of these, then demonstrate and discuss follow-up activities as designed by Pearmain for children. Workshop participants will work through fun class room follow-up activities for several tales.
Jenni Cargill-Strong has five award-winning story albums. She teaches storytelling each summer session at Southern Cross University. www.storytree.com.au
12.20 ---- Lunch of Tasty Soup and Rolls
2A Puppets Ate My Story- Jill Webster
How can puppets be used to enhance a storytelling performance? What types of puppets are best suited to different types of story? How does a storyteller relate to a puppet, and a puppet to an audience? These questions will be explored in the workshop using demonstration, discussion and play. (Puppets provided, or feel free to bring your own!)
Jill has entertained audiences throughout Scotland and Sydney for over 20 years. Her flamboyant storytelling style, features colourful props, cloth and puppets.
2B Ariadne’s Thread: Storytelling in therapeutic settings - Megan Pascoe
Through imagery, characters and plot, stories mirror our own struggles and free the mind to imagine options for creative change. (Crossroads: Dorr)
Using traditional stories as process, participants will have the opportunity to engage in creative expression, meaning-making and ways of working outside their usual repertoire. This workshop will benefit those working in health and wellness with clients for healing or personal growth.
Megan Pascoe is a counsellor and storyteller. She has worked in healthcare settings and private practice using story as process for healing.
2C. Preparing the Personal Story for Performance - Donna Jacobs-Sife and Christine Carlton
What is the inspiration or stimulus for a personal story? What are the challenges, surprises, insights and processes involved in crafting a story for performance to an audience? Donna and Christine will share some of their stories and the journey of capturing and bringing to lfe the essence of the simple and the extraordinary. Participants will also be invited to share some of their experiences.
Donna Jacobs Sife is an award-winning storyteller. Her personal stories give expression to life's purpose and the human spirit.
Christine Carlton is a storyteller and education consultant whose stories bring a tenderness, playfulness and integrity to the ordinary moments of life.
3.00 ---- Afternoon Tea Break
3.30 – 5.00. STORY SLAM FAMILY CONCERT
Venue: Villa Maria Primary School, Mark Street, Hunters Hill.
Cost: General - $95, Story Guild members - $80, Pensioners and students - $60
Register your name and your chosen method of payment to Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please send EFT payments to St George Bank Account name: Australian Storytelling Guild NSW, BSB: 112879, Account number: 043703110. Include your name and CONF as the reference.
2. Cheques made payable to Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Inc.
Post cheques to Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) PO Box Q274, QVB Post Office, NSW 1230 Australia.
Sydney International Storytelling Conference’ June 6-8, 2014
CONNECTING WITH STORIES
Next Sydney International Storytelling Conference will take place in June 2016