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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 of rapid change and widespread loneliness, such ancient, simple soul food can be sorely needed.

the-mullum-music-festival-is-coming-to-mullumbimby--nea_16000751_800510881_0_0_14091452_600Stories of place deepen our connection to country as well as strengthening the weave of our community.

Tales of hope, courage and resilience foster and inspire those qualities in us.

Join us for ‘Stories in the Club’ and feast with your community on a rich banquet of ‘Tales of Place and Tales of Hope’.

Stories can be factual, fictional or…factional- which is a blend of the two.Indeed a storytelling aphorism is ‘never let facts get in the way of a good story’! The aim of the evening is to enchant, engage, connect and inspire.

Tales will be told orally, that is, they are not written stories read aloud, but oral stories told by a teller who connects deeply and personally to the story they are telling: whether it is their own personal story, someone else’s true story or a weave of fiction that fits the theme.*

A community concert hosted and curated by local professional storyteller, Jenni Cargill-Strong.

Supported by Ngara Institute and Creative Mullumbimby.

Oral stories max 8-10 mins with different opportunities  in the evening for beginner tellers who need palm cards to confident tellers to polished tellers, including a story each month from me.

WHERE: The Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby

WHEN: Second Sunday of the month (except October) 4.00-5.30pm, starting Sunday, August 13 (except Oct where we’ll need to find another venue).

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*If you have never heard a story told before, you can watch Jenni tell stories here:

(Golden Tales was the last local stories series I ran with the support of the Byron Circle of Tellers, but ‘Storytelling in the Club’ will be in my home town of Mullumbimby. Also I have expanded the theme considerably, from stories which had to be set in the Rainbow Region to Stories of Place ie tales of connection to place or connection to country or nature anywhere, as well as Stories of Hope.)

Entry price: $10/$5

Got story of place or hope to tell?

  1. Time it to see if its 8-10 mins long.
  2. Email or call Jenni on 0403 328 643 and describe the story.
  3. Jenni will get back to you on the selection process.

FUTURE DATES: Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10
(In October only, we will use a different venue- to be announced.)


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