ONLINE Story Wise Women Storytelling Night
A True, Personal Storytelling Night
For the first time since Covid, and the only time in 2023, Story Wise Women will be hosting an online women's storytelling event.
7.30pm – 10:00pm
Thursday 26 October, 2023
Women’s experiences are different, how we see the world, how we are treated in the world and how we make sense of the world are unique and diverse.
Women’s stories are not heard as loudly, as often, as seriously or as humourously as they could be.
Women need space and time to tell, to be heard, to listen and connect through sharing our experiences, through our crafted stories. We need to make sense of our lives in a way that brings peace and hope to the events that have shaped us, as we then in turn shape them into a story. We then give this as part gift part message to our audience and know ourselves in a deeper way.
This is an open opportunity for a handful of women to tell a 5–10 minute true story – no notes, it happened to you, and for the rest of us to listen. There is no obligation to tell a story, in fact listeners are needed just as much as tellers.
Visit the Story Wise Women webpage for more information,
including Frequently Asked Questions.
Venue: Zoom. A link will be sent once you've registered.
Themes: Each month we have a theme and stories with no connection to the theme are welcome too!!
As our October in person event was cancelled, for this online event we will have two themes - Water and Faith.
Let a tale spring forth from the well of story. Tell us of pools and puddles, mud and marshes, drinks and drowning. Maybe it was a thirst quenched or your waters breaking; a baby in the bath, a slip in the creek, a rushing river or the delight of the ocean. Perhaps there’s been boats and dinghies, canoes and kayaks, surfing and sailing. Long hot summers at the shimmering blue baths, tanks and teas, sheep dip and showers, swelling seas and fluid sacs, swimming lessons and longings. Gardens thriving or drying, floods and droughts, rain and roofs. Tell us a story overflowing from the source of all life, so we may drink from the life of you.
Tell us a story of how you got through, on a wing and a prayer, or when the Universe signalled and you followed, or the time where a knowing, deep in your bones, guided you. Maybe your story is of a slow and unfolding faith, found in the beauty and sacredness of nature. Or the comfort you take from a religious or spiritual tradition. Or perhaps it is a story of when you lost faith, the leader who betrayed, the blind faith to a dead end, the creeping, screaming doubt, when all that was left was yet another life lesson. Or maybe it’s a story about your friend, sister or mother called Faith. Whatever your story, have faith that we will listen with kind and open hearts as together we put our faith in women’s stories.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at LongPlay in North Fitzroy. Tellers and Listeners both are welcome and needed.