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Stories in the Club coming very soon!

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

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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Golden Tales

Golden Tales

We held the last 'Golden Tales' concert a year ago on Sunday, June 12, 2016 the Brunswick Community Centre was fantastic.     AFFORDABLE FOOD: Catered by Brunswick Liberation Larder for $5 a bowl of food or $5 for hot drink and cake WHERE: Brunswick Heads...

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Joyality

Joyality

This is a guest post by my friends and colleagues Eshana Bragg and Rachel Taylor who co-created the wonderful course that is Joyality. Late last year I did the course as a participant and was so inspired, I decided to train as a facilitator. I will be co-facilitating...

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

A very happy Summer Solstice to everyone in the southern hemisphere! (Happy Winter Solstice to you northerners.) According to our European ancestors, now is the time to celebrate the abundant ripe energy of the earth. (If you are looking for a forest loving Santa-free...

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A Labyrinth, a Goddess and a Descent to the Underworld in Byron

A Labyrinth, a Goddess and a Descent to the Underworld in Byron

For many years, my friend, Jacquelina Wills and I have dreamed of building a public, local labyrinth in Byron Shire. We recently scored a small grant from the Byron Shire Council’s Placemaking Seed Fund, as one of seven catalyst events for the Byron Bay Town Centre...

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When stories are bread for a thousand

When stories are bread for a thousand

Though this article is a reworking of the blog post below it,  I have posted it here due to popular request. It has enjoyed some good editing, thanks to American environmental storyteller Pete Griffin and the editors at theNational Storytelling Network (NSN)...

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The best story wins: amplify your environmental message using storytelling

The best story wins: amplify your environmental message using storytelling

As the power of story has been increasingly recognised, the quote 'the best story wins' (1) has enjoyed high circulation. Organisational storyteller, Annette Simmons used it in the title of a book and subsequent workshops. So let's unpack for a bit, why stories are...

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‘Stories on Foot’: connecting visitors and locals to place through story

‘Stories on Foot’: connecting visitors and locals to place through story

This year (2016), I have begun a new business called "Stories on Foot: Tales of Byron Bay and the Rainbow Region". Here I make a start on the story of why I started it and what I want to offer people through these tours. When my kids were still quite young I had the...

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Updraft

Updraft

    Updraft by Jenni Cargill-Strong   There are little nubs growing where my shoulder blades should be Little nubs and upon them hang wings: translucent, tremulous, wet, wrinkled, folded.   As I walk here, the crunch of gravel beneath my boots the...

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Eco Tales for families at Australian Seabird Rescue

Eco Tales for families at Australian Seabird Rescue

This Friday 25 September, after the 10 am turtle tour with biologist Kathrina Southwell, I will be telling green stories at Australian Seabird Rescue Inc in Ballina. I'll tell the tale of "Shelley and Rustle" which ASR helped me write back in 2009 and some more marine...

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Golden Tales, local tales, stories of country

Golden Tales, local tales, stories of country

LISTEN TO GOLDEN TALE STORIES HERE: https://soundcloud.com/bayfm/sets/local-stories-under-the More stories will progressively be uploaded. ‘Local storytellers, bards, fablers, yarn-spinners and raconteurs, take note: a new storytelling festival needs you! ‘The Golden...

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Green Stories & The Hero’s Journey

Green Stories & The Hero’s Journey

 This is the fourth and last post on the 'Green Storytelling' workshop I led last month in Brisbane. At the start of the workshop, I told the 'The Blue  Coat'. Then, as our ice-breaker and in order to get participants telling as quickly as possible, I invited them to...

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