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

Written on February 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm, by

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 welcome and told a beautiful version of ‘The Three Brothers’.Continue Reading

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

Written on October 14, 2016 at 8:51 am, by

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 Masterplan to create a temporary labyrinth on the grassyContinue Reading

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

Written on March 10, 2016 at 8:17 am, by

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 ideaContinue Reading

Storytelling with your own kids

Written on January 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm, by

 Mostly when parents tell stories to their children, the children are enchanted, enthusiatic and appreciative! But  not  always! This blogpost is dedicated to any parents who are telling stories to their offspring and being met with  disapproval. If this is you, here is a warm pat for your back and a sympathetic nod. Yes I haveContinue Reading

World Storytelling Day Sunday 20 March at Tweed River Art Gallery

Written on March 16, 2011 at 11:02 am, by

To celebrate World Storytelling Day Sunday 20th March, I will tell water stories at the Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah. I will tell my story ‘Shelley and Rustle’ which was inspired by a similar real life story to the one below, from my new “Story Tree and other nature tales” CD. The kind people at Australian SeabirdContinue Reading

“Shelley and Rustle” an environmental story of turtles and plastic

Written on December 3, 2010 at 7:33 am, by

Here I am in the recording studio helping Michael, my sound engineer and producer, add the finishing touches to my new CD, “The Story Tree and other nature tales”. It is the culmination of several years of dreaming plus a year of writing, drafting and recording. It gets pretty exciting at this point as itContinue Reading

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