Telling tales

Question: What is the difference between non-rhyming poetry and storytelling?

Answer: Hard to say.

Two local professional storytellers, Jenni Cargill and Susan Perrow, will explore that line between performance poetry and storytelling when they do their tale-telling thing at Dangerously Poetics monthly reading this Sunday, September 17, at the RSL Hall in Bangalow (Station Street) from 1.30pm.

Jenni Cargill has performed at over 1200 schools in Australia and New Zealand telling stories. Her training includes a bachelor of arts and a diploma from the Drama Action Centre in Sydney.

A professional singer, in 1996 she won the Declan Affley Songwriting award at the National Folk Festival. Her CD Wonder Tales of Earth and Sea won an award from the National Library of Australia in 1999. She will sing as well as tell some of her stories geared for adults. To learn more about her check out

Susan Perrow has spent 23 years teaching and storytelling. She was the founder and director for 12 years of Periwinkle School in Byron. In 2000, she wrote and tutored a unit on Storytelling and the Imagination for Southern Cross University. Susan has also written childrens stories since 1985. She is currently back in Australia completing a handbook for teachers and parents on therapeutic storytelling.

There will be an open reading on the theme of narrative poetry, so bring along either a poem you have written or one youd love to share.

$5/4 gets you in. For more info phone 6680 1967.

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