Storysharing 05 - Stories across the universe

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Greetings All,
Yesterday six of us gathered at the home of Jesse Williamson to share stories, cups of tea and wonderful food, including the best ever hommus and Turkish bread.  I was asked to begin the afternoon and told for the very first time the Blackfoot legend Scarface about the Sun, Moon and Milky Way in keeping with the theme for Children's Book Week Stories across the galaxy.  Valda Locke contributed a short story by Isaac Asimov, and Jesse Williamson, entertained us suitably attired in his rogue outfit as the Robot Commander, and sought our contributions for his planned interactive galactic journey.  This was great fun, and we will look forward to how this pans out - it is a great CBW idea.  Monty Kelly took the Storyteller's Chair, with his interpretation of The Happy Man's Shirt, which inspired Sally Gaunt to tell a story she remembered about an old queen and goose girl, who changed places, but soon realised they were much happier in their original roles.  Joanna Fugl told a family story about roast beef and why it was cut in a certain way, and this led on to a Circle Story with Joanna commencing the story of Brunhilda who lived in a cottage at the end of the village, by a road that led through the forest and was busy murmuring an incantation over a bubbling cauldron and so on round the circle, finally reaching a conclusion with Joanna.  We look forward to hearing how Joanna will weave some of the contributions made in her next version of this story.
Apologies were received from Ingrid Ipp, Christine Begovich, and Jenny McCloskey.  Due to ill health, Bill Park will not be able to attend any storytelling events for the rest of the year.
Future storytelling events:

Saturday, 14th September 2.00 - 4.30 pm. Springtime or Bring a New Story at the home of Ingrid Ipp in Booragoon.

Saturday, 12th October 2.00 - 4.30 pm.  Time for a Story at the home of Joanna Fugl in Maylands.

Saturday, 9th November 2.00 - 4.30 pm.  Stories of the Spirit at the home of Valda Locke in Hamilton Hill.

Thanks to all for kindly offering to host these storysharing occasions.

Best wishes
Jenni Woodroffe
President
The Storytelling Guild of Australia (WA) Inc.