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Holgates Brewhouse

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Woodend, Victoria

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Story Wise Woodend

True Tales Told Live

Monthly Open Storytelling Night in Woodend

First Friday of the month - March to November

7.45pm Get a drink, settle in.

8pm, the stories begin.

2017 dates: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3.

Holgates Hotel, High Street, Woodend, Vic.

This is an open opportunity for ten people to tell a five minute true personal story, without notes, and for the rest of us to listen.

Each night has a theme, themes are meant as prompt, guides, helpful for those of us stuck. Feel free to be creative and think outside the box. Here are the themes coming up in 2016

Think wild and creatively, the theme is is just to get you going.

March 3, 2017 Theme: Chance(s)

Take a chance and tell a tale about a chance encounter, the luck of the draw, or a lucky break. Tell us how serendipity smiled, you took your chances, you ran a risk, you were in with a chance, the dice rolled your way, or your fate rested on the toss of a coin.

April 7, 2017 Theme: Water

Tell us a story about water: drinking, drowning, swimming and thirsting. About floods and droughts, waves, wet pants and wet dreams, dams bursting, being washed away, boats and oceans, rivers and lakes, the local pool, waterfalls and islands.

May 5, 2017 Theme: Sickness and Health

Tell us a story of the body, how a crisis of health, your own or someone around you, came to your life. Tell us about the vomit, blood, guts and pain. Tell us about sickness in a relationship, your heart or your mind, tell us about the doctors and nurses, the patients, the tests, the fears and acceptance.

June 2, 2017 Theme: Light and Dark

Tell us about the shadows, the sunrises and sunsets, that creepy thing in the dark, the crack of light in the cave, the light switch you finally found, the lights going out, the torch that didn’t work, the warm lights of the house on the hill, or the time you wished you'd worn dark, or light clothes.

July 7, 2017 Theme: Friendship

Tell us about the dog that saved you, your best friend when you were 5 or 15 or 55, the demise of a friendship, the betrayal of a friend, the loneliness of feeling friendless, the struggle to make friends, the challenge of letting a friendship fall, the odd friends we have and the odd friends we are.

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Holgates Brewhouse

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