Jackie Kerin

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Location Victoria, Australia
Introduction Storyteller/author NIDA. Drama Dip. Bachelor of Ed (English, Drama) I work in kindergartens, schools, museums, galleries, libraries and festivals. Passionate interest in oral traditions. Currently tracking down forgotten Australian stories and crafting them into tales that can be used and enjoyed by all. My collection includes the retelling of an event involving a white pointer shark and the lady bathers at Brighton Beach (Port Phillip Bay) in 1873, and the tale of Edith Wilkinson and her wild lyrebird, James - who in 1932 became the first of his kind to be broadcast on the wireless! AWARDS: STORYTELLING: Pat Glover Port Fairy Festival 2002, 2007, 2009. Spirit of Woodford 2007. SHORT STORIES: Ada Cambridge (first) 2009. Williamstown Community Aid Abroad (first) 2001 Cairn Terrier Club Vic (first) 2000 Ada Cambridge (Highly Commended) 2006. Williamstown Literary Festival People’s Choice (runner-up) 2006. PUBLICATIONS: Phar lap the wonder horse. Illustrator Patricia Mullins. Publisher Museum Victoria. Enjoy this blog. May it give you some sense of the life of a roving wordsmith and teller of tales. Contact: The Storytelling Garden.