For us at Storytellers NSW, stories are told, rather than read aloud or shown on a screen

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.

We invite you to join us and experience this oldest and living art form.

Join us

Christine Carlton tells a story at The Web: Tales Told Live, at The Friend in Hand in Glebe

Come to an event

From story circles, to performances, workshops, and our biennial international conference, Storytellers NSW hosts a range of events throughout the year to let you experience oral storytelling and develop your own storytelling craft. 

Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Ulf Nilsson performing on the Central Coast

Engage a Storyteller

Engage a storyteller accredited by Storytellers NSW to enliven and enrich your next event. Our storytellers perform for and work with a wide range of audiences, from schools and libraries, to corporate keynotes, to festivals, aged care centres and more. 

Storytellers at the Sydney International Storytelling Conference, May 2016

Become a Member

Whether you are a teller or simply a lover of oral storytelling, join us by becoming a member of Storytellers NSW.  Members join a group of dedicated, talented storytellers and listeners who work together to support each other and the living art of oral storytelling.


We acknowledge the First Nations People as the traditional custodians of this land.

We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

And we honour their storytellers and their stories.