Dark Enchantment
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Dark Enchantment

GUILD PARTNERSHIP EVENT with the Australian Fairy Tale Society

Blood, sex, death, abandonment and loss, trickery, treasure and triumph

– if stories of the dark and magical fascinate you then prepare to be enchanted!

Members of Storytellers NSW will perform versions of four of the best loved fairy tales, with members of the Australian Fairy Tale Society creating context for you to enter into some of the deeper meanings of these ancient and ever-fresh stories.

Morning Tea Provided

Bring Your Own Lunch- (1/2 hour lunch break)

Members $25- (either Fairy Tale Society or Storytellers NSW)

Non- Members- $40

Tickets through Trybooking; https://www.trybooking.com/YSLE

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Long Story Short; Inspiration
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short; Inspiration

Long Story Short: Inspiration

Guild Member Event;

The Lounge Room , Gosford.

Join hosts of Long Story Short, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson, Ulf Nilsson, Julie Mundy-Taylor & MMAD for a fantastic night of live storytelling on the Central Coast of NSW. We feature storytellers and people with a story to tell. Heart wrenching personal stories, inspirational tales, side splitting yarns, myths, legends, fairy tales and poetry. Featured tellers, open mic & music. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, uplifting Central Coast community event.

The Lounge Room, 2/342 Mann St, Gosford. Just up the hill from Gosford Station.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.

What the Audiences are saying:
"Wonderful night of storytelling last night."
"Thank you all - it was a fantastic night !"
"Great night and wonderful stories!"
"What a fantastic night!"
"An evening of vivid storytelling! Sigh of delight!"

Still only $10
Tickets at the door
Light meals and refreshments available.
BYOG

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Lunch and Travelling Tales
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Travelling Tales

  • 151 Pittwater Road Manly, NSW, 2095 Australia (map)
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Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Event

Yes, we are responding to interest and requests to have another Lunch and Travelling Tales before the end of the year!

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling in Manly. People who have previously attended have enjoyed food, stories and made connections with new people. There will be some local featured accredited tellers from the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) and also an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

The theme is 'Travelling Tales' - whether it be a journey from the lounge room to the kitchen, on the Manly Ferry or adventures from around the world. The stories may be true or drawn from the genres of myth, legend or folklore and they are sure to capture the humour, surprise, danger, the unexpected, delight and wisdom experienced by many a traveller. 

Sunday 28th October  12-3pm - Special lunch deal followed by Storytelling

Where: ThupTim Siam Thai Restaurant, 151 Pittwater Rd, Manly

BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ESSENTIAL

Bookings are made through the Storytelling Guild, not the restaurant. There are limited places so get in early.  Bring some friends for a fun afternoon. Be a traveller yourself - Catch a ferry or come by bus or car. Every journey has a story. 

For meal choices and details of registration go to: Bookings Lunch and Travel Tales

If you wish to send a flyer to friends download here: Lunch and Tales Flyer

Further enquiries contact Christine Carlton at storyaus@gmail.com or 0415 430 485

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Story Spot Night
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Story Spot Night

  • Birdy's Refreshments and Expresso (map)
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GUILD MEMBER EVENT

A storytelling evening for the grown ups!
Come along to tell or listen to a story.

This month's theme: 
No regrets!
A word spoken or certain experience that you now regret? Perhaps you can recall a time when you did something brave or risky but you would do it again regardless? 
What story could you tell?
Stories must be 7-10 mins long 
No notes just your words!
For further enquiries, to register your interest or make a booking email karen@storyspot.com.au

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Ghostly Garden
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Ghostly Garden

Guild Member Event

Take a twilight adventure through the Royal Botanic Garden in this spine-tingling storytelling event with Jo Henwood

In a rare opportunity to come within the Garden Gates after hours, you’ll journey along shadowy tree-lined paths, creep past gloomy ponds and tiptoe through eerie grottos. You'll hear spooky and kooky stories of the Garden's past — tales of people long-since dead — as bats flit above your head and night-creatures stare from the treetops on this unforgettable tour of the 'ghostly garden'.

Please note: Bring your own torch. Also, this tour covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. A reasonable level of mobility is required.

When: 12 October, 9 November, 14 December, 11 January & 8 March. From sunset (please refer to your ticket for the exact time). Tours leave promptly and there is no late entry to the Garden. 

BOOK ONLINE https://rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/ghostly-garden

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The Web; Tales Told Live
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

The Web; Tales Told Live

Australian Storytelling Guild NSW Event

Stories, poems and music.

Come and join us for our next The Web – Tales Told Live at The Friend in Hand 58 Cowper Street Glebe

We continue the tradition of oral storytelling with another fabulous line up. Straight from his fabulous Sydney Fringe Show, Storyteller Michael Patterson. Also featuring the thoroughly entertaining actor & poet Lisa Gorman and more…

Still only $10 at the door

Arrive early and enjoy a meal at the bistro

Bookings nswstorytellingonline@gmail.com

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Long Story Short: Happiness Is...
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short: Happiness Is...

Guild Member Event

Join hosts of Long Story Short, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson & Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling on the Central Coast of NSW.

Long Story Short features storytellers, and people with a story to tell. Heart wrenching personal stories, inspirational tales, side splitting yarns, myths, legends, fairy tales and poetry. Featured tellers, open mic & music. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, uplifting Central Coast community event.

The Lounge Room, 2/342 Mann St, Gosford. Just up the hill from Gosford Station.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.

Cost: $10 at the door.

Long Story Short is open to any and all genres of story but we ask that kindness and common sense prevail - misogynist, racist and homophobic stories hurt people: we exist to build community spirit. Personal stories should be worked through and not raw.

Stories should be no more than ten minutes in length and told orally, not read.

Please email if you have a story to tell, or you would like to know more. lindy@hearttoheartstorytelling.com

Building Community with Story

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Why Not?
Sep
29
2:30 PM14:30

Why Not?

Guild Member Event:

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th

Duration: 45 minutes

Interactive participative storytelling at its fun best as we explore themes around what it means to be brave and to have a go at something new. Get involved from your seat or on stage, learn a story or two you can share and maybe - just maybe - see something truly magical. Why not? A positive and life-affirming romp for all ages (no-one's too cool for this show) as we take audience participation to the next level.


Michael Patterson has been entertaining and engaging young audiences across Australia for more than 10 years. He has performed thousands of shows - usually playing the beloved and charming magician character, Mr Bamboozle. While he has always incorporated storytelling into his magic, in this show he will be incorporating magic into his storytelling. Or perhaps the storytelling is the magic...


Free for ages two and under
 (must sit on laps). 

BOOK TICKETS: https://sydneyfringe.com/buy-tickets/?e=MTU2MjE

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Thai Lunch and Travelling Tales
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Thai Lunch and Travelling Tales

Due to the wonderful response that led to our 'Lunch and Tales' afternoon on August 26th being fully booked and people requesting a repeat of the event we are offering another 'Thai Lunch and Travelling Tales' in September!

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling in Manly. This is a new venture to enjoy food, stories, and good company. There will be some featured tellers and also an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

The theme is 'Travelling Tales' - whether it be a journey from the lounge room to the kitchen, on the Manly Ferry or adventures from around the world. The stories may be true or drawn from the genres of myth, legend or folklore and they are sure to capture the humour, surprise, danger, the unexpected, delight and wisdom experienced by many a traveller. 

Sunday 23rd September.  12-3pm - Special lunch deal followed by Storytelling

Where: ThupTim Siam Thai Restaurant, 151 Pittwater Rd, Manly

BOOKINGS for this event are essential

Bookings are made through the Storytelling Guild, not the restaurant. There are limited places so get in early.  Bring some friends for a fun afternoon. Be a traveller yourself - Catch a ferry or come by bus or car. Every journey has a story. 

For meal choices and details of registration go to: Bookings Lunch and Travel Tales

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NSW Storytelling Guild Visioning Day
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

NSW Storytelling Guild Visioning Day

Members please come and contribute to the life of the Guild by sharing your ideas for Storytelling activities for the next 12 months. Enjoy great company and lunch while we plan the events for the coming year.  They may be such things as: Skills development, reaching out to the wider community, story circles, performance events. We’ll also look at the results of our online survey as well as take time to share some short stories.
Venue: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill
Time 10.00am - 3pm
Cost: None

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Lunch and Travelling Tales
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Travelling Tales

FULLY BOOKED!! 

Bookings came in swiftly - The next 'Thai Lunch and Travelling Tales' will be held on Sunday 23rd September. Please email Christine if you wish to be placed on the list for that date! storyaus@gmail.com

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling in Manly. This is a new venture to enjoy food, stories, and good company. Our featured tellers are local Northern Beaches residents - Sue Alvarez, Christine Carlton and Marilyn Walker. 

The theme is 'Travelling Tales' - whether it be a journey from the lounge room to the kitchen, on the Manly Ferry or adventures from around the world. The stories may be true or drawn from the genres of myth, legend or folklore and they are sure to capture the humour, surprise, danger, the unexpected, delight and wisdom experienced by many a traveller. There is also space for an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

Sunday 26th August.  12-3pm - Special lunch deal followed by Storytelling

Where: ThupTim Siam Thai Restaurant, 151 Pittwater Rd, Manly

BOOKINGS for this event are essential - and are made through the Storytelling Guild, not the restaurant. There are limited places so get in early. 

Bring some friends for a fun afternoon. Be a traveller yourself - Catch a ferry or come by bus or car. Every journey has a story. 

For meal choices and details of registration go to: Bookings Lunch and Travel Tales

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Workshop - 'Participation Storytelling' and AGM
Jul
14
9:45 AM09:45

Workshop - 'Participation Storytelling' and AGM

SATURDAY JULY 14th 2018 9.45am - 3pm

PROGRAM
9.45am - Arrive
10.00am - Workshop - Participation Storytelling

Join Christine Carlton and Kiran Shah as they take you on a storytelling journey that involves audience participation in various forms.  This will be a practical workshop to extend your storytelling skills. As a performer learn how to engage audiences (both the young and the young-at-heart) by inviting them to join in either before or during the story. As a facilitator of groups participate in using co-created storytelling for developing interactive group dynamics, team work and creativity. 

12.00pm - AGM and election of committee
1.00pm - Traditional Soup Lunch and Stone Soup Story
1.45pm - 3pm -An afternoon of storytelling. - ‘Open Mic Storytelling’ - Participation Stories -  A chance to tell a story and to listen to a variety of stories from others who love story.  Stories to be between 3 and 10 minutes.

If you wish to tell a story that invites participation from the audience then please email Christine at storyaus@gmail.com  Invite some friends to join us for the whole day or for the afternoon storytelling. 

Cost:  Whole day $15
Where: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill
Bookings: Christine Carlton storyaus@gmail.com or  0415 430 485

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Performance by Korean Storyteller - Seung Ah Kim
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Performance by Korean Storyteller - Seung Ah Kim

Seung Ah Kim, the storyteller from South Korea who was in Australia for the Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference is leaving on July 9th to return home.. Before she leaves Austraila she wants to share more Korean stories, history and culture with people and the experience of her first visit to Australia.   Jill Webster and Kiran Shah will join with Seung Ah and also tell Korean Tales.

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                                

The Bistro is open for meals beforehand. Come early and connect with others.

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Web: Tales Told Live

The Web: Tales Told Live! - Stories, poems and music.
Presented by Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

Come and join us for our next The Web – Tales Told Live  June 17th  2 – 4pm at The Friend in Hand 58 Cowper Street Glebe

We continue the tradition of oral storytelling with another fabulous line up with Kiran Shah and her lovely Indian stories, John Hockney telling early Australian stories and Jill Webster (first time at the Web) who will take your inner child for a spin.  

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe. 

The pub bistro will open for lunch at 12pm.  Sit back relax with a glass of wine and hear stories by some of the best Tellers Sydney has to offer.                                           

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Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 1-3, 2018
Jun
1
to Jun 3

Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 1-3, 2018

'Weaving Stories Together' - Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 1-3, 2018 

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.

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Pre-Conference Masterclasses
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Pre-Conference Masterclasses

Masterclass 1,  9am- 12pm.  - What’s In A Word? -   David Novak - North Carolina, USA .       

An exploration of voice, speech, and language for storytelling. Learn the dynamic spoken word music of the storyteller. This workshop introduces participants to the dynamics of spoken language with exercises in ear training, phonetics, text analysis, rhythm, and silence.

Awarded the Circle of Excellence from the National Storytelling Network, David Novak has over thirty years experience in storytelling. Praised for his original thinking and creativity, Novak brings folk tales, classic myths, and original stories to life, enthralling audiences of all ages. Smithsonian Magazine describes him as “a gifted teller who enhances his stories with a bag of tricks.” Novak is often featured on the main stages at storytelling festivals throughout the U.S. including the prestigious National Storytelling Festival.  Appearances a outside the U.S. include the Detské Scény theatre festival in Czech Republic and Glistening Waters festival in New Zealand.

Masterclass 2,  1pm - 4pm - Godzilla vs. Cinderella:  Purposeful Narrative Play  - Lyn Ford - Ohio, USA

Come and play with story formats and story-development concepts that you can incorporate into your own offerings for classrooms and storytelling workshops. As a leader and facilitator what creative-writing/creative-telling activities for both fiction and non-fiction presentations are suitable for different types of learners and people with various skill levels?

Fourth-generation storyteller and teaching artist Lyn Ford shares from the heart and wisdom within the orature of her Affrilachian family traditions and her own interactive work and play, in keynotes, creative programs and workshops for all ages. Lyn’s work is published in several education resources, as well as in her award-winning books, Affrilachian Tales; Folktales from the African-American Appalachian TraditionBeyond the Briar Patch:  Affrilachian Folktales, Food and Folklore, and Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts. Forthcoming in 2018 (edited with Sherry Norfolk):  The Promise of Peace.   Lyn has received two National Storytelling Network Oracle Awards.

Fees - see  Weaving Stories Together - Storytelling Conference

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Concert Showcase of International Storytellers
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Concert Showcase of International Storytellers

Concert - Showcase of International Storytellers

Hosted by the NSW Storytelling Guild & Glenaeon Steiner School

This will be a real treat! Come and experience International Professional Storytellers perform. The performers will include David Novak, Seung Ah Kim, Lynette Ford and Donna Washington. All Tellers bring their own style and culture to life through the spoken word. The Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference takes place every two years so it is a great chance to enjoy performances from a variety of tellers whilst they are in Australia. 

When: 7pm, Thursday 31st May, 2018
Where: Glenaeon Castlecrag Campus 121 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag
Bookings: Joy Day joyful7days@gmail.com 0451 152 227 

$20 Adult,  $15 Concession - Pensioners and Seniors,  $12 Students,  $50 Family 

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

The Web: Tales Told Live

Tales Told Live - Stories, poems and music.

Presented by Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

FEATURED TELLERS - Sue Alvarez, Christine Carlton, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson                  *Plus OPEN MIC - A great opportunity to share your talents. A story (No notes) between 2 and 7 mins in length or a song or poem. If you wish to be put on the list to tell please email: storyaus@gmail.com or phone or text Christine  0415 430 485

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                             The Bistro is re-opened, so great meals beforehand and a chance to connect with others. Bring your friends, bring your family but best of all bring your self along to a entertaining afternoon of stories, songs and maybe a poem or two.

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Workshop Day - 'The Storytellers’ Space'
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Workshop Day - 'The Storytellers’ Space'

Workshop Day - The Storytellers’ Space

12.00pm - Story circle - A chance to try out a story in progress and receive some feedback. First time tellers welcome.                                                                                       1.15pm - Lunch                                                                                                                         2-4pm Workshop  - 'The Storytellers’ Space'

A workshop to explore how the storyteller can use their space consciously to enhance their storytelling. Discover the diverse qualities that inhabit the different spaces around you and how to use them effectively to enrich your story. Have fun with practical exercises to promote your awareness of space and, discover what undermines and what enhances a storytelling performance.

Bring a familiar story to work with, your curiosity and your sense of adventure for a fun afternoon workshop.

Facilitators - Australian storyteller Lindy Mitchell and Swedish storyteller Ulf Nilsson are Heart to Heart Storytelling. They share stories and facilitate workshops in Australia, UK and Sweden. They perform regularly at folk festivals, environmental events, community events, schools and pre-schools.

Come for both the Story Circle and the workshop or the workshop alone.

Cost: $25.           Bookings- Phone Lindy: 0423 417 783 

Venue: Don Banks Museum - 6 Napier St, North Sydney NSW 2060.  The museum is located in the heart of the North Sydney CBD, less than ten minutes walk from North Sydney Railway Station and is also close to bus stops on Miller Street and Pacific Highway.

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The Ramayana
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

The Ramayana

Come and listen to a multi-national cast as they perform The Ramayana: a 2500 year old Indian epic, about love and loss, trials and triumphs, karma and dharma

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 Book Now or Pay at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                                

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Are You Game?
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Are You Game?

Hosted by the Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

January in Sydney is a time for playful activities and festivities. Following on from our free Open Mic event in December we return to the Friend in Hand Hotel for an afternoon  of creativity, playfulness, games and stories. It is the silly season! Last year we engaged in ‘Murder in the Pub’. This year will also bring the unexpected... perhaps games from our childhood, impromptu stories, mysteries to be unravelled or humorous revelations all discovered in story.

Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: FREE
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                      Enquiries: Christine Carlton 0415 430 485                                              

The Bistro is open, so great meals beforehand and a chance to connect with others.     Bring your friends, bring your family but best of all bring your self along to an entertaining afternoon of creative games and stories.

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Web: Tales Told Live

The Web: Tales Told Live! - Stories, poems and music.
Presented by Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

DECEMBER OPEN MIC - A great opportunity to share your talents. A story (No notes) up to 7 mins in length or a song or poem. If you wish to be put on the list to tell please phone or text Christine Greenough 0413 878 891

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                        The Bistro is re-opened, so great meals beforehand and a chance to connect with others. Bring your friends, bring your family but best of all bring your self along to a entertaining afternoon of stories, songs and maybe a poem or two.

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Imagine; Long Story Short
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Imagine; Long Story Short

Affiliate Event

Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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Waterworks - Afternoon of Storytelling and Delicious Treats
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Waterworks - Afternoon of Storytelling and Delicious Treats

AFTERNOON OF STORYTELLING AND DELICIOUS TREATS

Come for a fun afternoon of storytelling entitiled Waterworks. Do you have a story on the theme of WATER?  Perhaps you have a story about tears, showers, the beach, ocean cruise, water sports, waterfalls, rivers, floods, rainstorms, irrigation,  swimming pools, spas, dams, water coolers, septic tanks, waterslide fun parks, plumming issues, the car wash etc.  The theme has such wide possibilities. The stories can be true or be a myth, legend, pourquoi story or contemporary tale where Water is a significant aspect of the story.

Tellers and Listeners all welcome.  If you wish to tell a story 6- 7 minutes in length please contact Christine Carlton storyaus@gmail.com so you can be put on the list.

 Date: Sunday 12th November  - Time: 2-4.30pm 

 Cost: $10 - Delightful afternoon tea included

 Place: The loungeroom of one of our Storytelling Guild Members in Manly - Directions for parking and public  transport will be provided when you book your place.

 Bookings essential for catering - Please email Christine storyaus@gmail.com                        or phone 0415 430 485 

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Yes; Long Story Short
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Yes; Long Story Short

Affiliate Event

Join hosts Long Story Short and MMAD for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

The Web: Tales Told Live

The Web: Tales Told Live! - Stories, poems and music.
Presented by Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

What a great line up for our next The Web – Tales Told Live   8th October 2 – 4pm at The Friend in Hand 58 Cowper Street Glebe

This time its the BLOKES afternoon!!!!

Our very own JOHN HOCKNEY telling tales aboutMary Alice being granted three wishes with a bit of history thrown in with his story ofOwen Cavanough who came over with the first fleet.

HAP HANNON who tells hilarious tales about his misfortunes and misstep which somehow turn out to be OK in the end.  

MICHAEL PATTERSON who I am told may do a bit of magic with his stories then again he may not but unless you come along you will never know.

Special Guest singer and song writer Rose Roth

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                                Bring your friends, bring your family but best of all bring your self along to a entertaining afternoon of stories, songs and maybe a poem or two.

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 Ramayana: Long Story Short
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ramayana: Long Story Short

Affiliate Event

Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson. Julie Mundy-Taylor & Ulf Nilsson for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.

Tonight we welcome the Epic Tellers with the Indian Myth Ramayana.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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“That reminds me of a time when…”:    Finding, crafting & telling personal stories
Sep
16
11:30 AM11:30

“That reminds me of a time when…”: Finding, crafting & telling personal stories

  • Gladesville Rd Community Centre, Hunters Hill (map)
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“That reminds me of a time when…”:  

Finding, crafting & telling personal stories

Presented by NSW Storytelling Guild

Mark Twain was right -- there’s nothing more engaging than a personal story, well-told. Somehow these stories are simply captivating -- they sweep us up, take us along on the journey, let us try on someone else’s life and learn from it.  And if we are especially fortunate, we get taken on an emotional experience that takes us out of the every day and leaves us deeply satisfied at the end.

But how do you find and craft a well-told personal story? How do you get the kind of feedback that will help you create an honest and powerful telling?

Working with a simple structure of trio storysharing, we will first use a personal fairytale to look for material hiding in the mythic retelling of our lives and then craft it into a real life tale ready to take away. We’ll work together to help each other discover, craft and polish our tales,

During our time together you will...

  •  Look at your life through a new lens, discovering additional material for personal storytelling
  •  Find a personal story to add to your repertoire 
  •  Gain feedback from colleagues to help craft and polish your story
  • Work with the simple, potent process of trio storysharing, which can be applied in a wide variety of situations

This is a participatory and active session. Come prepared to work with your own personal story material and to be of support to others.

Who is this for? 

Those who are ready to explore the stories life has given them and craft them into stories to share.

Workshop Leader: 

Mary Alice Arthur is a Story Activist, supporting people to take back the power of their stories so they can make wiser choices and create a more flourishing future.  Her art is in creating spaces where people can find and work with their stories individually and together. She is a sought after process consultant and event host, and an engaging speaker who works internationally. She lives in Columbus Ohio USA. For a number of years Mary Alice lived in New Zealand where she performed as a storyteller and is also the founder of the Wellington Storyteller’s Café, still running in New Zealand since 1996.

Date and Time: Saturday 16th September 11.45 am-4.30 pm.                          Venue: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill 

Cost: General $80, NSW Story Guild mem $60, Full time students, Pensioners $50

Bookings essential: Payment by direct deposit to                                                        Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Inc                                                                                      St George Bank     BSB 112 879     Account number: 043703110                                             For Reference, please enter your Surname and Sept16WS

Further info: Christine Carlton at                                                                        storyaus@gmail.com  or ph 0415 430 485

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Collective Story Harvesting- for Leaders, Facilitators, Educators, Health, Welfare and Community Workers
Sep
15
1:30 PM13:30

Collective Story Harvesting- for Leaders, Facilitators, Educators, Health, Welfare and Community Workers

At every moment in work and life we are learning. Every experience gives us the opportunity to gather important skills and knowledge that can help ourselves -- and others -- to be more successful in the future. But how do you uncover and activate this knowledge?

There is a power in our stories of experience and action -- whether it be personal or the story of an organisation, community or initiatives -- that can be gained when we make collective sense and meaning of it together.

Through the simple, yet powerful method of Collective Story Harvest, you will:

● Learn how to change what you’ve experienced in the past into wisdom for the future
● Explore a simple, potent method for working with a group to find the gold in the stories of your organisation, team, project, community or initiative
● Dig into the stories around you to find out where you can strategically invite others to help you make the most of the learning you’ve gathered
● Create a plan for your next action steps

This is a very hands on and active session. You will walk away with a powerful tool and an action plan for how to use it.

Who is this for?    Leaders who want to:-

● reap the full benefit of what’s been learned through projects and initiatives
● unleash the power of the teams they work with
● expand their skillset of dealing with complexity
● Create a plan for your next action steps

This is a very hands on and active session. You will walk away with a powerful tool and an action plan for how to use it.

Workshop Leader:-   Mary Alice Arthur is a Story Activist, using Story to help make positive systemic shift and for applying collective intelligence to the critical issues of our times. She supports people to take back the power of their stories so they can make wiser choices. Her art is in creating spaces where people can find the stories that take them to their most flourishing future. She is a sought after process consultant and event host, and an engaging speaker. She is also a steward of the Art of Hosting http://www.artofhosting.org teaching participatory practice and story work around the world. http://www.getsoaring.com

This event is organised by The Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) in collaboration with Greg Jenkins & Associates an independent firm specialising in Storytelling Collaboration and Change Facilitation

Venue: Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place Crows Nest

Fee:
$250 - Organisation Rate (My organisation is paying)                                                       $150 - Personal Rate (I'm employed or self employed and paying my own fee)
          $65 - Concession Rate (I'm a full-time student or am a low income worker & paying my own workshop fee)

Bookings: Eventbrite - Collective Story Harvesting

Enquiries: Christine Carlton storyaus@gmail.com   0415 430 485 

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Changing the World: Long Story Short
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

Changing the World: Long Story Short

Affiliate Event

Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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Storytelling Guild Visioning Day
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Storytelling Guild Visioning Day

NSW Storytelling Guild Visioning Day 

Members please come and contribute to the life of the Guild by sharing your ideas for Storytelling activities for the next 12 months. Enjoy great company and lunch while we plan the events for the coming year.  They may be such things as: Skills development, reaching out to the wider community, story circles, performance events.
Time 10.00am - 4pm  Venue: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill   Cost: None
Contact: Christine Carlton - storyaus@gmail.com 0415 430 485

 

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