National Gathering 2009

During 2009, Australian storytellers gather to commence discussions on national initiatives. The weekend was structured with the following sessions:

Professional Development (parallel sessions):

  • Community Projects: How we support storytelling and culture; capacity building in communities
  • Audience Development: "Finding your niche as a storyteller" to aid individuals, guilds and organisations.

Australia - New Zealand Alliance of Storytellers (parallel sessions):

  • Communications: National website and e-list
  • Strengthening alliances within Asia-Pacific Region

Advance Storytelling in Australia

  • Strategies for Professional Development: performance skills, business skills
  • Festivals: Storytelling as Performance Art (last national festival held in 2005)
  • Funding Project and Performance Opportunities

Session summaries are in the sub-menu.

Full outcomes for 2009-2010 are in the summary document (pdf) under National Gathering 2010.