Stories of Influence

‘Stories of influence fosters storytelling in multiple forms, weaving over three days and two nights into an overall message of country and community whose aim might be as large or as small as asking us to create new ways of being as Australians’.

Stories of Influence, 2021
08 Apr 21
Never Say Die

An inability to travel due to COVID meant that the authors of Never Say Die: Hundred year overnight success of women’s football, Lee McGowan and Fiona Crawford (2019) couldn’t make it to Lake Tyers Beach, Stories of Influence in 2021 to present in person.  Plan B was to...

24 Mar 21
Reflections on Stories 2021

As an organiser, I want to know the impact of Stories, whether it’s worth creating these gatherings. What people told us: This [event] inspired me with the rich knowledge of presenters. I felt nourished by the creativity. Joyful. connected, relieved and affirmed meeting...

24 Feb 21
Listen to Alice Ann Pepper’s interview with ABC Radio Gippsland

Stories of Influence 2021 has a theme of healing the land. An invitation to listen to the land and people. Alice Ann Pepper speaks of this during her residency on The Floating Art Studio on Lake Tyers. (2021) Interviewer Rachael Lucas, ABC Gippsland, on 7th February, 2021...

Stories of Influence, Past Years
October 4, 2019


Stories of influence @ Lake Tyers Beach Hall October 18th – 20th, 2019 Offers seemingly diverse stories from writers, storytellers and artists. Come along and find your own connections with these stories that fill in gaps in our public knowing. Cal Flyn – talks to us via zoom from her home in Orkney sharing her […]

Stories of Influence 2019
July 20, 2019

Stories of the lake in Scottish Poetry Library collection

Stories of influence @ Lake Tyers Beach is now one of Melbourne City of Literature’s regional presenters.  David Ryding the manager generously provided introductions to literary events in Edinburgh also a City of Literature.   Visited Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh today to contribute our collection of poems and stories of Lake Tyers and […]

Stories of Influence 2019