Stories in the Club, March 11


March’s theme is Creativity and tellers will be Simone O’Brien, Suvira McDonald , Oonagh omZUna, Charlie Starret, Lila Maha Lakshmi and Jenni Cargill-Strong. Each teller gets 8-10 mins and stories can be factual, fictional or factional – which is a blend of the two.

Simone O’Brien, ex Creative Director of Spaghetti Circus, will tell a tale of ‘Con Calleano’, a local Aboriginal man who became the world’s most famous tight wire artist and the inspiration behind social circus project ‘Cirque du Coraki’.

Lila Maha Lakshmi will tell of an experience she had at 19 during the ‘Summer of Love’, in San Francisco on the last day that hallucinogens were legal. Lila has had many roles including doula, astrologer, poet, founder of community schools and has hosted pilgrimages on the songlines of mother earth.

Suvira McDonald is a long time resident of the shire, who is a practicing sculptor and potter. He is also a founding member of Creative Mullumbimby who are currently overseeing the Mullum Sculpture Walk. He will tell of how the sculpture walk came to be and where it is headed.

Charlie Starrett is an experienced award-winning Toastmaster, who was for two years their International Director. Currently he runs ‘Sacred Attraction’ events and workshops for both men and women looking for their ideal partner. His beloved, Kageni, told a story in November.

Love CLUB founder, host & Floetic MC Oonagh omZUna is an improvised Poet, Presenter & Performance Activist whose back catalogue includes a memorable nude talk on Body Consciousness at The Sydney Opera House. She will share a funny/poignant tale of triumphant public humiliation, land & creativity ~ featuring her good self, DaDaTree (Daevid Allen, GONG) & Elliet Mackrell (KANGAROO MOON).

Jenni Cargill-Strong who curates the event, is a professional storyteller and teaches storytelling ( a unit her friend Susan Perrow wrote) at Southern Cross University, will also tell a tale on the theme.

Stories in the Club is supported by the Ngara Institute, Creative Mullumbimby and Magic Mullum Toastmasters.

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If you love stories, mark in your calendar, Sunday, March 11. Arrive at 3.30pm for a 4pm start at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club in Dalley Street. Stories end by 5pm. Entry by suggested donation of $10.