Toby Symes

Co-winner of the fourth Cicada Story Slam Held on 8 November 2018

Zara Drogriski

Co-winner of the fourth Cicada Story Slam Held on 8 November 2018

Nicki Marshall

The Winner of the third Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 October 2018

Maia Irell

The Winner of the second Cicada Story Slam Held on 11 October 2018

Rania Awad

Co-winner of the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Fiona Kay

Co-winner of the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Ruby

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Kirsty

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Millie

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Al

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Ruth

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Leah

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

What’s the Buzz in the shire 

Welcome to the website of the Cicada Story Slam…

The Cicada is dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling and our aim is to honour the personal stories of our local community while creating a canvas of Hepburn Shire Stories.  Contestants have 5 minutes to win over the audience with a story. No notes, no props just you and the audience! We’re looking for contestants with a personal story to tell, connected to the Hepburn Shire…

Upcoming Story Slams

Click on the date to book your place. Find out more about the Themes here

01

Change and Chance

5pm Saturday August 25
Senior Citizens Hall

02

Marking the Seasons

7pm Thursday September 20
The Woodshed

03

birds

7pm Thursday October 11
Senior Citizens Hall

 

04

Taking the Waters

7pm Thursday October 25
Senior Citizens Hall

05

Food Matters

7pm Thursday November 8
Senior Citizens Hall

06

Local Heroes

7pm Thursday November 22
Senior Citizens Hall

07

Queer Stories

7pm Thursday December 6
Senior Citizens Hall

 

08

Everything is Connected

7pm Thursday December 20
Senior Citizens Hall

About the cicada Story Slam

The Cicada Story Slam is the brainchild of renowned Daylesford storyteller, Anne E Stewart. It is dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling and is modelled on story slams, like The Moth in New York and ABC’s Now Hear This. Our series is unique in aiming to tell the story of our community by asking tellers to share their personal stories about the Hepburn Shire.

Inspired by a visit to The Moth in Brooklyn with Rod May in 2015, the Cicada Slams will culminate in a grand finale where heat winners vie for The Rod May Storytelling Trophy.

Interested in telling your story? Head over to the FAQ page for find out what is involved.

This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia, and proudly supported by Regional Arts Victoria.

Stories

Click on the image to listen to the winners of previous story slams.

Toby Symes

Toby’s story wins the fourth cicada story slam with his story on ‘Food Matters’.

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Maia Irell

Maia’s story wins the second cicada story slam with her story on ‘birds’.

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