National Gathering of Storytellers

Advancing Storytelling in Australia

July 24 – 26, 2009
(Friday evening – Sunday lunch)

Registration required by May 9, 2009 to

An invitation is extended to oral storytellers and those with a passion for storytelling in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

Program includes:
Strategies to strengthen the ANZ-Asia-Pacific alliance
Communication tools (e.g. national website; e-lists)
Festivals: Storytelling as performance art
Forum: Professional development
Forum: Funding opportunities
Forum: Audience development
Community projects: Supporting storytelling
in other cultures (e.g. migrant, refugee, ATSI)

You are welcome to join the national discussion group.
Please send an email to and
follow the instructions in the email that will be automatically sent back to you.


Ashfield’s Philip Lodge Motel
156 Parramatta Road, Ashfield NSW 2131

Located 15 kms from Sydney airports

Contact: (02) 9797 9411 or

Discount ‘room only’ rates available for delegates if you quote
‘National Storytelling conference’.


Participants are responsible for all costs.

* To be levied upfront: A fixed package of approx. AUD$130 per person to cover: function rooms hire and catering (m/tea & lunch – both days; a/tea & dinner – Saturday).

Additional costs (to be arranged by you): Accommodation & other meals (e.g. breakfasts, Friday evening)

Registration Process

Step 1: Lodge your ‘confirmation to attend’ form by May 9, 2009
to Shirley Way (
Step 2: We will finalise the amount of the upfront levy to be paid.
(This is dependent on the number of confirmed attendees.)
Step 3: You will be asked to pay the upfront levy by May 30,
2009. (Internet banking will be an option.)
Step 4: Woohoo! We’re all in Sydney! Have stories, will travel.