The Cicada Story Slam is back!

August 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - September 23, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

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Back by popular demand, The Cicada Story Slam! This year’s theme: RELENTLESS.

The Cicada Story Slam is the brainchild of renowned Daylesford storyteller, Anne E Stewart. It is dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling and is modelled on story slams, like The Moth in New York and ABC’s Now Hear This. Our series is unique in aiming to tell the story of our community by asking tellers to share their personal stories about the Hepburn Shire.

Anne E. is Daylesford’s local storyteller.

Inspired by a visit to The Moth in Brooklyn with Rod May in 2015, the Cicada Slam culminates in a grand finale where heat winners vie for The Rod May Storytelling Trophy.

Potential story tellers must get in touch with Anne E Stewart to book a spot in advance @: or call 0408 550 945

Stories are strictly limited to 5 minutes each, no notes or props.

Storyteller, writer, broadcaster, MC and public speaker. Anne has told stories in some of Australia’s major cultural institutions, art galleries, schools and libraries as well as on ABC radio and TV. She has been an invited guest at Storytelling festivals throughout Australia, the UK and in Mexico, Colombia, East Timor and Iran.

Price: $10/ $15

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Literary Lounge (aka Senior Cits)
76 Vincent St. Daylesford,
Vic 3460 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.