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2019 Huon Valley Storytellers Cup - Saturday 13 July

Once upon a time, before the world became as it is today... folks gathered by 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...

Tassie's Preeminent Storytelling event!

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 cash and handcrafted Huon pine Storytellers Cup

Second Prize: $250 cash

Third prize: $100 cash

The 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.

If you'd like to register your interest in the competition please email [email protected]

'Growing Stories' - Sunday 14 July 

We reckon our community of little humans have got a tale or two to tell so this year the festival invites kids to prepare a tale to share with the festival on Family Fun Day, Sunday 14 July on the Storytelling Stage.

If you're interested please email [email protected]

2019 Tassie Tellers

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.

Young Dawkins

Young Dawkins is a published poet and storyteller.  He won the Mid-Winter Festival Story Telling Cup in 2017. He believes the palawa have it right – we are all strands of the same universal story.

Martin Maudsley

All the way from the UK.  Martin has a particular passion for stories that connect with wild landscapes and the natural world. He has worked with fruit orchards in the West Country of England for over 15 years as a Wassail ‘butler’ (master of ceremonies) and is a regular featured storyteller at Apple Days, food […]

PAIGE TURNER – 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.