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LIVE STORYTELLING: STORIES OF PLACE, Byron Bay Writer’s Festival 

In August, 'Stories in the Club' celebrates our first birthday. Excitingly, on Saturday, August 4, we are a Feature Event of The Byron Bay Writer's Festival as 'Live Storytelling: Stories of Place'. (NB: NOT the second Sunday and NOT at the Club!) Please join us!!...

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JUNE ‘Stories in the Club’ Earth Love 

Northern Rivers story lovers are invited to gather on Sunday, June 10 for ‘Stories in the Club: Drawn from Life’ on a theme of ‘Earth Love’, as it falls a week after World Environment Day. Ten minute oral stories will be shared by Athol Compton, Dr Eshana Bragg,...

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May Stories in the Club Adult Fairytales

On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13 our 'Stories in the Club' theme was 'Adult Fairytales'. There were slightly less people than usual, but still we had 80 storylovers. Tellers were Teeya Blatt, Ollie Heathwood, John Imbrogno, Sarah Temporal and Jenni Cargill-Strong....

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April Stories in the Club explores Sexuality

  April’s 'Stories in the Club' theme is Sexuality. Tales will be told by Mandy Nolan, Ron van Twuiver, Aditya Bellah Moon, Jude White, Spiral Orbit and Jenni Cargill-Strong. Mandy Nolan, best known in her role as comedian, comedy teacher and generous community...

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First ‘Stories in the Club: Drawn from Life’ for 2018 and a record crowd

We attracted a capacity crowd last night with all 140 chairs taken! Forty people had to sit on the tables, the only thing left to sit on. There were 180-200 people all together. Athol Compton, traditional Minyunbul custodian of the First Light people (Bunjalung), gave...

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September Stories in the Club

Last month Frank Mills in conversation with Malcolm Price, charmed 100 storylovers at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club with  portraits of the changing roles of women in Byron from the 30’s to the 60’s. “When I looked at photo’s of past history,” began Frank, “ I could...

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The Story Bird

Just heard from the editor of 'The Northerly', The Byron Bay Writer's Festival magazine The Northerly, that he has published my poem in the current issue (p22). I was prompted to write this poem by the Volunteer Poetry competition, again organised by the dynamic...

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‘Stories in the Club’ warmly embraced

The inaugural ‘Stories in the Club' was very warmly embraced by the local community on Sunday, August 13 at the Muillumbimby Ex-Services Club, with six diverse tellers, including local custodian and former screen actor Athol Compton; activist and actor, Tony Barry;...

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Stories in the Club coming very soon!

It is getting very exciting as the first 'Stories in the Club' Concert date draws closer, enthusiasm in the community is building and people are coming forward to offer wonderful tales of place and hope. August and September concerts are now full! August tellers will...

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Stories in the Club: Tales of Place, Tales of Hope

I am excited to announce that I am launching a new community storytelling concert series, beginning the afternoon of Sunday, August 13, with the support from Ngara Institute and Creative Mullumbimby. Good stories can be road maps for a life well lived. In these times...

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