becoming storytellers

it’s hard to imagine a better trio of storytellers to learn from… Julie Perrin, Jeanette Acland and Christina Rowntree are offering this opportunity at the beginning of next year…


Do you wonder about how to enliven the stories you tell in your ministry setting? Would you like to spend time learning the storyteller’s craft? There are techniques that will help you tell stories with confidence and keep your audience interested! Great storytellers do practice their craft and spend time rehearsing. Three local storytellers are willing to share their secrets with you and help you find your authentic voice.

At the very start of 2010 we are offering Becoming Storytellers, where we will immerse ourselves in sacred stories, learn memory aides, embody the story and tell to each other. There will also be opportunities for individual coaching during the course. Stories will be drawn from the Bible and beyond, and Godly Play will be introduced as one of several story forms.

The course is presented primarily as an introduction for school chaplains, children and family workers, ministers and others who seek to tell sacred stories. Previous participants have found greater confidence and courage to tell stories. Here’s what they say:

“Great presenters, loved their art! I have picked up some skills and feel confident to use them….”
“I would do this course again because there was so much valuable content….”
“I would recommend this course to others….”
“Well planned, well delivered, well received!”

Becoming Storytellers begins with a Story Immersion on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January, then continues over five Wednesday evenings in February, and culminates in a shared telling on Wednesday 3 March.

Venue: Centre for Theology and Ministry, 1 Morrison Close, Parkville
Cost: $395 for early birds who register before 18 December, or $420.00 by 15 January, 2010
Maximum Participant Numbers: 16
Led by: Julie Perrin, Jeanette Acland and Christina Rowntree
Register your interest: please contact for a brochure. Enquiries to or phone 03 9340 8813