It gives me great pleasure to introduce the annual Glen Eira Storytelling Festival.
From 12 June, Glen Eira City Council will present a range of events that celebrate stories and those who tell them.
The festival has become the centrepiece of Glen Eira City Council’s Arts and Culture calendar and includes a diverse range of events and activities, from brunch with the producers of the successful TV series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries at Rippon Lea House ballroom, Elsternwick to the comics market at Carnegie Library, performances by the 16th Street Actors Studio and a Fairytale Symposium at the Town Hall, there are events to suit all age groups, budgets and interests.
In this guide you’ll find details of workshops, walking tours, films, talks, open mic nights and even a digitally interactive walking tour, all of which will highlight the different ways we tell and share stories. Also incorporated will be the longstanding My Brother Jack Awards with prizes for short story writing, poetry and photography.
The Festival will be held in a range of venues including: the Glen Eira Town Hall Caulfield; Council’s libraries in Carnegie, Caulfield, Bentleigh and Elsternwick, and local cafes and other venues across Glen Eira.
Storytelling is a common and shared human experience that transcends culture, language and time. Through storytelling we can come together as a community, sharing our histories, our experiences and the important stories that have been handed down through the generations. To this end, it is wonderful to see so many local writers, artists and performers participating.
Finally, I’d like to thank all the sponsors and supporters whose support has made the Festival possible.
Welcome to the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival. I look forward to seeing you in June.
Cr Neil Pilling
Mayor, City of Glen Eira
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
PO Box 42 Caulfield South 3162
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