The recent birth of her granddaughter had Anne thinking on rainbow families and the stories they tell their children.
“My granddaughter looked so like her dad I wondered how gay families told their children about their genetic makeup
Who was their dad, their mum
Were their any restrictions on IVF treatment
From a literary family Anne wondered how rainbow families were depicted in literature. What were the stories that spurred and encouraged their children.
This all had Anne wondering on conversations with gay families. Were you able to ask about donors, or was that off limits.
How were their families planned and conceived. What was the journey.
A straight women, Anne’s passion for storytelling and love for her home town have her working through some of these questions
There’s many Rainbow families in Daylesford and I was just keen to celebrate this with respectful discussions
Story house and garden's resident storyteller, Anne E Stewart, shines a light on rainbow families to uncover language and etiquette around respectful communication and relationships.
Saturday 10th March 3pm -4.30pm
Sunday 11th March 3pm- 4.30pm
Monday 12th March 1pm -2.30pm
Story House and Garden: 52 Millar Street, Daylesford
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So who was the first gay in the village?
This was the question that Anne. E Stewart posed on stage at the Daylesford Convent during a ChillOut Festival show several years ago. We spoke to Annie about how and why she created her performance piece.
STORY CREDIT So who was the first gay in the village?, filmed and produced in 2016.
ContributorsWay Back When Consulting Historians
Welcome to the website of Anne E Stewart.
Storyteller, writer, broadcaster, MC and public speaker. When you've been telling stories as long as I have, (starting in 1977) a diversity of jobs and storytelling experiences come your way. I have told stories in some of Australia’s major cultural institutions, art galleries, schools and libraries as well as on ABC radio and TV. I have been an invited guest at Storytelling festivals throughout Australia, the UK and in Mexico, Colombia and Iran. I've developed skills to be a consummate MC with the ability to create shows tailored to audience needs. I run storytelling workshops and masterclasses, and lately have started to develop my digital storytelling skills.
Please browse the website to learn more about the art of storytelling, or stay a while and listen to a story of two.
I focus on the shared stories of Australia honouring Indigenous, Celtic, Asian and World stories.
“Anne is an acclaimed storyteller with an international reputation, a versatile performer she has the energy and voice to engage any audience,
Her telling is a unique cultural experience. ”
Graham Langley. Traditional Arts Team UK
"Anne E Stewart - Annie - is one of Australia's prime storytellers with a velvet voice that can swing from croon to boom... and piercing eyes, hailing from one of Australia's legendary creative families of artists and rebels..."
Louisa John Krol. Storytelling Australia Victoria
You can read a brief CV here
Storytelling - What I can do for you?
Storytelling * Workshops * Digital Stories * Writing * MC * Keynotes
On this page you can read about some of the Storytelling programs I present. Ask about other topics.