In amongst my regular storytelling performances in kindergartens, preschools and schools I've been helping to organise a couple of community cultural development Digital Storytelling projects in local libraries. They've been funded by State Library of Queensland - Queensland Stories Grants.
The first one is with the Brisbane City Council and is being run at their Chermside Branch Library. It will be following up on some multimedia workshops for young people previously run by SpeakOut at the library. We'll be working with young people in the area to combine their multimedia skills with rap and hip hop and digital storytelling.
There are still some spots in our participant group so, if you, or someone you know in the Chermside, Wavell Heights, Zillmere, Aspley area, is interested send me an email and we'll introduce you to the group and the wonderful world of digital storytelling with a cool rap beat.
The second project is 'Loving Logan - Adapting to a New City' being run, of course, by Logan City Library in association with MultiLink at Woodridge and SpeakOut. There are quite a range of community cultural groups and individuals interested in telling their individual and group stories digitally and in acquiring some community multimedia skills along the way. The first meeting with the community groups was really exciting and I'm looking forward to getting together again and getting into the stories.