Centre for Stories

Exploring Life Cycles with the Word Sisters

Join the Word Sisters for a performance, discussion and workshop exploring movement, speech and writing processes.

Nov 26, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Story Lounge

Join the Word Sisters – storytellers, writers and performers Jenny Hill, Dale Irving, Renate Millonig and Rosemary Stevens – as they present selected scenes from 12 Portals, a performance of biographical stories encompassing the universal life journey in 7-year cycles. The performance will be followed by brief discussion, leading into a workshop in which Word Sisters share key techniques to guide participants through simple movement, speech and writing processes to explore their own life journey.

Word Sisters draw on Rudolf Steiner and Michael Chekhov’s actor training methods, as well as Jungian-based Authentic Movement.



Jenny Hill BA, Dip Ed, M Ed, Dip Speech and Drama, is a professional storyteller with extensive experience in performance, education and community projects. Her present focus is in providing professional development in early childhood education.

Dale Irving BA, Dip Ed, B Ed, M Ed, PhD, is a former public school drama teacher and arts’ educator, who now works with biography consultation and New Adult Education. She presents courses for the Perth Rudolf Steiner College Perth and is a member of the Anthroposophical Society.

Renate Millonig Dip Speech & Drama, BA, Dip Ed, works as an actor, director and workshop facilitator within mainstream and Steiner education contexts. Her current Master of Applied Theatre Studies has included an exploration of silence as performance, and the four humors and Shakespeare’s women.

Rosemary Stevens BA Hons, MA, PhD, is a published author of short fiction, prose poetry and memoir. She teaches creative and professional writing at Curtin University and her special interest is in the healing power of the written and spoken word. She enjoys facilitating life writing workshops in the community and is a regular presenter at Centre for Stories.



Tickets are $30.00.

Companion card holders are welcome, please contact us on (08) 9328 1443 or at info@centreforstories.com to organise this.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact us to arrange entry at no charge on (08) 9328 1443 or at info@centreforstories.com.



Please note that the Story Lounge does not have a bathroom but visitors can use the public toilets across Hay Street Mall at the Enex Building.



Story Lounge would not be possible without the Humich Group who donated the Hay Street Mall shopfront to activate the CBD for local writers and artists, as well as financial support from the City of Perth and Australia Council for the Arts.

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