STORYTELLING NEWS FROM DOWN SOUTH
By Anna Jarrett
Published in Telling Tales, Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Spring 2006.
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Life "down south" continues to be a wonderful experience. I'm getting to know the community through all my community storytelling projects and performances.
Last year my focus was on being booked and being heard at local venues and I
enjoyed telling stories at preschools, festivals, libraries, vacation care
centres and community service programs. This year my focus has been on
project based work which is a great way to help grow a storytelling culture
within the community while creating a sustainable business. As a community
storyteller in a rural region, I'm finding my work to be diverse,
challenging & very exciting. I'm currently working on 7 different projects,
3 of which are locally based. I smile as I dig out my old drama folders and
really draw from my 20 years of creative arts experience to run a new kind
of workshop. I'm loving working with storytelling as a foundation for all
creative workshops from the Poetry Week Project with Mogo Primary to the Art
& Story Project with Eurocare Community Services. I'm also working as a
Story Consultant on the Eurobodalla Shire's Celebration Event for its
to hear from any other storytellers who are doing project based work. Itís
been particularly exciting for me to be working with John Hockney this year
on our new "Yourstory-Yourlife Workshop". Look for the info on this event in
the calendar section.
Last updated, Monday February 08, 2016
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