Storytelling in Victoria and the establishment of the Victoria Storytellers Guild began in 1989 thanks to the work of Barbara Hutcheson and Margaret Toakley. They were senior in the Central Library’s Children’s Department. They brought in tellers ‘from away’ for performances and workshops. The first to come were Nan Gregory and Melanie Ray. Those who participated were asked if they wanted to establish a storytelling group locally, et voilà, the VSG was born. The library gave us a free place to meet for the first year and remained supportive in lots of ways.
We should always remember our history. If you can share some of this history with us. please do so in the comments section below.