Do Tell Your Story of Green Square


WHEN: 1-3PM – 29 Jun 2024


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VENUE: 107 Green Square

For aspiring writers, or anyone with a story they'd like to tell.

Join us at 107 Green Square for an afternoon of place-making and storytelling. Have a story you want to craft? Want to learn more about how to weave compelling narratives? Want to just get out and learn more about the local community? Presentor Richard Holt will take you through a storytelling writing workshop to unlock your potential and engage with your local environment.

Presented by author and story coach Richard Holt in association with Spineless Wonders publishing and brought to you by 107 Projects, City of Sydney and Create NSW.

What to expect:

  • activities to get you thinking about natural story telling (how we use our own voices to tell stories every day – humour, anecdotes, ‘deep & meaningfuls' etc)
  • Thinking about location/setting as a part of good story telling
  • The difference between stories told in conversation and stories written down
  • Thinking about Green Square as a location/setting for stories
  • plenty of writing time
  • plenty of sharing time (participants to have an opportunity to share their stories if they wish)
  • feedback from the story coach for those who want it
  • Optional collection of stories

About the Presenter:

Richard Holt is a writer and visual artist with three decades experience working across local government and community sectors using art, story and cultural interaction to engage communities.

His story-gathering engagements use performative strategies that break down inhibitions that often prevent people sharing their stories. This informal story-gathering can be supplemented by more conventional strategies (formal story workshops etc) to target the stories of key community segments.

Richard has gathered stories from communities for clients including Inner West City Council, Maroondah City Council, St Kilda Park Primary School and South East Water. He has conducted story workshops for children and young people, writing groups, older people, libraries and community groups. He has worked as a professional story coach, and published broadly. His short story collection, What You Might Find was published by Spineless Wonders in 2018.

Richard exhibits at & Gallery, Sorrento (Vic). He co-founded Platform Artists Group and the zine store Sticky. He’s a former public librarian, and in his various cultural development roles has developed key cultural policy and strategic cultural documents for inner urban, suburban, urban fringe and regional councils. He has been a member of the Spineless Wonders creative team for over a decade.