Congratulations to our winners and all our story slammers

If you joined us for our first ever Story Slam at The Pig & Whistle, we’re sure you’ll agree it was sensational! Congratulations to our Story Slam winner Sarah Bacaller and Highly Commended story slammer Michael Potter. 

Both stories were judged by our guest judges, Councillor Debra Marr, and our Patron, author Wendy Orr as being stories that were memorable in their telling, and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the works of all of our slammers who shared original stories written to the theme of ‘Destinations’.

We congratulate both Sarah and Michael. And, we thank everyone for joining us in making this a fabulously fun night.

Sarah Bacaller’s A DIFFERENT KIND OF PLAGUE had us captivated with her story of blue tongues and crickets inviting chaos into her life when lockdown pet ownership came calling.

Michael Potter’s THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT LOVE stripped away all the emotions of love taking us on journey of momentary glimpses of what could be, coupling and uncoupling, mental health and healing and exposing what we all search for in love.

Both Sarah and Mick were presented with certificates, Sarah a $150 voucher and Mick a $50 voucher from Rosebud Office Choice who generously sponsored our prizes. Thank you to Richard Brown and his team for supporting local scribes and storytellers!

Sarah will also have her name added to our creatively unique perpetual trophy, Typo, created by local artist Michelle Crozier from found objects on our beaches.

Thanks to our hard-working committee for creating a perfect event Andrea Rowe, Carolyn Nicholson, Muriel Cooper, Rebecca Fraser and Steve Thuan, as well as our guest judges award-winning author and our Patron, Wendy Orr and Seawinds Ward, MP Shire Councillor Debra Marr.

Special thanks to everyone who joined us for an incredible evening, you certainly made it a night to remember as we gathered as a writing community.

The art of story telling is vibrant and valued in our community –   and greatest thanks to Mornington Peninsula Shire for support through a Creative Community Grant.

It’s our wish to make this an annual event for our writing community and we look forward to bringing Story Slam back to our storytellers again in 2023.

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