Once upon a time,
before the world became as it is today... folks gathered at the fire to share stories. Storytelling was an art; the teller, a weaver of words painting pictures in the minds of the listeners. And everyone had a story to tell.
The third annual Storytelling Cup is back this year and we've partnered with MACq 01 - a storytelling hotel, to bring you darker and more bold tales from tellers with fire in their bellies.
MACq 01 Storytellers Cup is on Saturday 14th July from 7:00pm.
With over $800 in prizes up for grabs and the winner also taking home the beautiful handcrafted Huon pine Storytellers Cup, eight tales will be chosen for performance on the Saturday evening of the festival.
First prize: $500 and handcrafted Huon pine Storytellers Cup
Second Prize: $250
Third prize: $100
The MACq 01 Storytellers Cup will this year be coordinated by Rachel Edwards, the editor-in-chief of Transportation Press. She is a freelance writer and reviewer; former editor of Island Magazine and guest edited a volume of the Review of Australian Fiction, which exclusively featured Tasmanian authors.
2018 Word Weavers:
Justin Johnstone – Master Storyteller. MACq 01 Hotel
Enthralled by the storytelling magic woven by his tiny Tasmanian Grandmother, Justin Johnstone knew from a young age that bringing people and events to life through storytelling was something he wanted to do. With great appreciation for a good yarn, a love of history and a fascination for everything Tasmania, Justin finds himself well placed in his current role of Master Storyteller at the Federal Group’s MACq 01 Storytelling Hotel in Hobart. A vocal advocate for Tasmania, Justin Johnstone’s previous roles in theatre, education, tourism and heritage allow him to draw on acquired skills and experiences in order to authentically share the stories of Tasmania and its people.
Wayfinder – mobile storytelling studio
Helene Thomas will be launching the ‘Wayfinder’ – a mobile storytelling studio to collect personal stories and craft them into beautiful audio packages for people to listen to.
PAIGE TURNER – MACq 01 STORYTELLING CUP COORDINATOR
Running the Huon Valley Storytellers Cup in 2018 is Rachel Edwards The editor in chief of Transportation Press. She is a freelance writer and reviewer; former editor of Island and guest edited a volume of the Review of Australian Fiction, which featured Tasmanian authors exclusively. She runs a consultancy on the writing, editing and publishing processes; Page Turner.
TAMAS OSVALD – ROAMING TREES
We use stories from our own Hungarian tradition, but also from other culture from all over the world.