Storytelling Festival

What does it mean to be a person today? Storytelling has for generations explored the complexity and intimacy of life: the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival celebrates contemporary storytelling and storytellers in all their variety.

Now an annual festival in June/July, the Storytelling Festival has evolved into the centrepiece of Glen Eira City Council’s Arts and Culture program. The Festival highlights the different ways we tell and share stories through exhibitions, performances, historical tours, films, talks, open mic sessions and collaborative art installation …

A regular feature is the My Brother Jack Awards with prizes for short story writing, poetry and photography for all ages.

Storytelling is a common and shared experience that transcends culture, language and time. Through storytelling we can come together as a community, to share our stories of identity along with our relationships with each other and with the world.

Storytelling Festival 2016 Program(PDF, 3MB)