Stories in the Club kicked off strongly on Sunday13 August, with six diverse and passionate tellers. Over 100 people attended the afternoon event, which thrilled organisers. Feedback has been both thoughtful and enthusiastic.
While our theme is Stories of Place, Stories of Hope, in September there will be a couple sub-themes: stories of the feminine, and flood tales.
Frank Mills, beloved local, historian, former farmer and Tweed/Byron fire chief, in conversation with Malcolm Price of Social Habitat and Creative Mullumbimby, will speak about the changing roles of Byron women (from a male historian’s perspective!) from the thirties to the sixties.
Plus three former members of the Byron Circle of Tellers:
Teeya Blatt, writer, storyteller and Byron Youth Service Manager, will tell her ‘Hymn to Persephone’.
Susan Perrow, author, founder and director of Periwinkle preschool, creator of one of the first storytelling courses offered in an Australian university,and mum of Pipeline surfer, Kieran Perrow, will tell a flood tale from 1974.
Professional storyteller, Jenni Cargil-Strong, will tell a tale of the feminine.
Stories can be factual, fictional or factional – which is a blend of the two. So come along, bring a curious mind and listening ears!
Stories in the Club is supported by the Ngara Institute, Creative Mullumbimby, Mullum Magic Toastmasters, The Story Tree Company and Stories on Foot.
More information: http://www.storytree.com.au/stories-in-the-club/
Stories of Place, Stories of Hope’ doors open at 3:30pm
Sunday 10 September
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mullum Ex-Services Club
Entry donation: $10/$5.
Phone: 0403 328 643
'If you don't know the trees, you may be lost in the forest,
but if you don't know the stories, you may be lost in life.’