Sydney International Storytelling Conference 1-3 June 2018

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                          Weaving Stories Together                                     Sydney International Storytelling Conference

1-3rd June 2018 

Theme: Nourished Through Stories

Call for workshops (closed)

               Call for Performances

   Call for Posters

 Are you interested in submitting a proposal to contribute to the 2018 conference?- If yes, please download information and submission forms by clicking on the appropriate CALL for workshops, performances or posters above. Presenters conditions are included on the forms.

This biennial conference draws participants, presenters and performers from all Australian States and territories as well as international countries. The conference program has a balance of performances and educational workshops to promote cultural exchange and develop the art, skills and application of Storytelling in a wide context of settings.

Presently, it is the only International Conference held in Australia that has a main focus on the the tradition and practice of Oral Storytelling. The Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) who are the organisers and hosts of the conference are committed to preserving and promoting this significant art form and its relevance within many areas of education, health, welfare and artistic performance

Make your plans now!  Bookings open in January. Early Early Bird registrations will be available. Come alone or better still encourage a friend to travel and attend the conference with you. Perhaps you may wish to submit a proposal to contribute to the conference. 


This is a call to all who have a passion for the art and practice of Oral Storytelling to put in a proposal for workshop and/or performance and/or poster for the Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference scheduled for June 1-3, 2018 hosted by the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)

Please note that each category of proposal has a different closing submission date. 


1.  We are seeking proposals for workshops around the following areas:. (closed)

Development of storytelling skills and techniques.                                                                                                                Storytelling in Education – Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Adult                                                                      Storytelling for building community – seniors, youth, church, business etc                                                                          Storytelling for healing and well being                                                                                                                                              Oral history and historical storytelling                                                                                                                                    Storytelling and culture                                                                                                                                                          Storytelling for Leadership

Workshop sessions are 100 minutes in length. We are not looking for academic papers or talks. Workshops should be an engaging and interactive process for participants and concentrate on developing practical skills.  Submission closing date – January 22nd 2018

2.  We are seeking proposals for performance in concert

There will be two opportunities for public performance of stories                                                                                        1.Saturday evening concert       2. Sunday afternoon Family Concert   Submission closing date – January 31st 2018

3.  We are seeking proposals for posters

This is a great opportunity to share your professional storytelling knowledge and research or information about a special storytelling project and meet others who have a belief in the 'Power of Stories'   Submission closing date – March 22nd 2018

Further information contact Conference Convenor- Christine Carlton


Registration open - with aN   early bird   ending on April 30th 

Because people know about the great program and masterclasses in past years, they are confident in booking the  Earlybird rates without seeing the program. Join them for a discount of up to $100 off the Full conference rate.


Scroll down for programs  of our last two conferences.


Programs:Sydney International Storytelling Conferences 2014 & 2016