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In 2022 we are celebrating the Storytelling Festival’s 11th anniversary from Saturday 18 June to Saturday 2 July.

This year’s Festival will continue to embrace storytelling in all its forms for all ages, interests and budgets from exhibitions to concerts, theatre, comedy and film, to live discussion, talks, poetry and book readings.

Many events will be live-streamed to you to enjoy from the comfort of home.

06 May 2022

Insight into local artists

Yuri Worontschak

An Insight series presents the stories of two local artistic giants — Peter Wilson and Yuri Worontschak.

04 May 2022

Theatre and comedy

A comedy triple treat features Cal Wilson — a perennial favourite on television shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention, Spicks and Specks, Thank God You're Here, and more recently I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here. This incredibly funny New Zealander’s stand-up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious. Cal is joined by multi-award-winning comedian, author and broadcaster Sami Shah, and Annie Louey, one of the fastest rising stars of the Melbourne comedy scene.

03 May 2022

Author talks

Join award-winning Inga Simpson in conversation with Professor Joan Anim-Addo, Dr Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay — international co-authors of This is the Canon: Decolonize Your Bookshelf in 50 Books. This event is a must for all avid readers and book clubs, enriching literary horizons.

03 May 2022

Children’s program

Meet Dr Niraj Lal, the scientist, author, television presenter and 2021 Eureka Prize winner — who created Henry the Flying Emu.

02 May 2022

Performance and stories

Myf Warhurst

A kaleidoscope of stories will pique your curiosity at this year’s Storytelling Festival. Television presenter, broadcaster, journalist and podcaster Myf Warhurst will share her story as team captain of Spicks and Specks and triple j favourite.

02 May 2022

Your Stories

Keep your eyes peeled around Elsternwick, Carnegie and Bentleigh on weekend nights in winter.