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Story Wise Women

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Kent Hotel

370 Rathdowne Street

Carlton North, VIC 3058

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Monthly True, Personal Storytelling Nights

for Women in Melbourne

First Tuesday of the Month

March to November, 2018

7.30pm – 10pm

Women’s experiences are different, how we see the world, how we are treated in the world, 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 eight 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. The nights are themed, so check below for the themes.

You can buy drinks at the bar, so get a drink, settle in, and let the stories begin. See the Story Wise Women webpage for more information, including Frequently Asked Question.

April 3, 2018 Theme: Boundaries

Prepare a story about boundaries, personal space, in your face, saying No; crossing the line, white line fever, nicking out of the school boundary. Perhaps a time you had some lack of clarity about the boundary between you and your neighbours. Or maybe you were once a boundary rider.

May 1, 2018 Theme: Blood

Share a story of the body and its gold, where red runs deep, or the pressure is high or low. Tell us about a time the river of veins hit the air, or the lining of the womb released its hold. A time you scraped your knee, cut your finger or scratched your arm, when bruises darkened the skin. Tell us about a time you blushed with blood rushed to your cheeks, or fainted as blood drained away.

June 5, 2018 Theme: Ancestors

In this month of the Winter Solstice, tell us about your elders, your ancients, your skeletons; the family jewels, family traits, family mysteries and secrets. Share your genealogy, the legacies and inheritance from the endless line of forbears that make you who you are. Tell us how you honour them, escape them, own them, laugh at, forgive and claim them as your lineage.

July 3, 2018 Theme: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Tell us a story about the wrong tree, the dead end, the wrong idea. Tell us about a time you were way off the mark, when you totally misunderstood, misrepresented or misheard, or someone did this to you. Tell us about the suspicions and unfounded conclusions, mistaken identity or chasing the wrong cat.

August 7, 2018 Theme: Tears

Tell us about a time the tears came, unbidden, unwanted, unexpected, or perhaps a story of when you were so overjoyed, your cup runneth over and your eyes spilled saltwater. A time you swallowed hard, or howled in anguish, when the dam burst and you couldn’t stop, of being spent, washed clean, exhausted, renewed or released. Tell us about a time someone else cried and you comforted, or cried too or turned away. Tell us when your heart burst with love and you teared up with emotion, or when wave just hit, for no reason at all.

4 September, 2018 Theme: Football

Tell us a story about football - playing, yearning, kicking and running, watching, waiting, hating or avoiding. Tell us about discovering, not understanding, loving and loathing, culture or cringe. The oval or round ball, the oval or rectangular ground, the sexism, exclusion, and invisibility. The barracking, the crushes, the colours and the club. How it played out, or not, at home, in your family, in the school yard or the street. Or tell us a story of not-football.

2 October, 2018 Theme: Tricks

Prepare a story about a trick you played or that was played on you, a trick your dog or pet kangaroo could do or about something, or a time that was tricky, difficult, needing skill and attention. Tell us about when you could or couldn't turn trick, a tricky character, or when you were tricked into it.

6 November, 2018 - Cup Day Theme: Money

Prepare a story about dough; not enough of it, too much of it, spending it, stealing it, losing it, finding it, earning it. Tell us about the secrets, the awkwardness, the embarrassment. A windfall, a sudden loss, the wrong change or the black market. Prepare a story about betting, stealing, giving, begging or wishing. Tell us how all that glitters is not gold.

See the Story Wise Women webpage for more information, including Frequently Asked Question.

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Kent Hotel

370 Rathdowne Street

Carlton North, VIC 3058

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