2 April 2024

Love a good story? Check out Generation Women's inaugural Wollongong event

| Zoe Cartwright
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Generation Women offers stories for all ages – and its inaugural Wollongong event is on this April. Photo: Generation Women.

If you treasure memories of listening to your nanna or aunties tell stories over a cuppa – or maybe something a bit stronger – get yourself a ticket to Wollongong’s inaugural Generation Women event.

Generation Women brings together women from different generations to share their stories on a common theme, offering a unique blend of entertainment and enlightenment.

From heartfelt personal anecdotes to hilarious tales, each storyteller brings her own perspective, creating a rich tapestry of narratives that resonate with audiences of all ages.

This event will showcase a stellar line-up: Adara Enthaler, a freelance writer, editor, and performance poet; Kobie Clifton, a counsellor and aerial arts performer with Circus WOW; Rebekah Lambert, a seasoned freelancer empowering start-ups through storytelling; Lillian Rodrigues-Pang, a bilingual storyteller captivating audiences with theatrical performances; Desley Taylor, a singer-songwriter and creator of Rare Birdz; and Tiang Nee Lim, a stand-up comedian and writer with an eclectic background.

Each performer brings unique perspectives and talents to the stage, offering a glimpse into her life, challenges, triumphs and aspirations.

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The founder of Generation Women in Australia, Donna Logue, promises an evening of strength, resilience and wisdom.

“We are thrilled to bring Generation Women to Wollongong for the first time,” she said.

“Our platform is all about amplifying the voices of women and fostering connections across generations.

“We believe in the power of storytelling to inspire, educate and unite, and we can’t wait to share this experience with the Wollongong community.”

Winner of Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe 2019 and featured in All About Women 2020 at the Sydney Opera House, Generation Women celebrates and amplifies female and non-binary voices.

The idea for the events came about in 2017 when founder Georgia Clark was moved by conversations with her mother, Jayne, about the feeling of disappearing as an older woman.

Georgia decided to create a space where women of all ages could come together and be celebrated and launched the first night in New York in mid-2017, and arrived in Australia at the Sydney Fringe later that year.

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At their monthly live shows, six storytellers, one in her 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s-plus, share an original piece on a theme.

The theme for the inaugural Wollongong event is ”My Best Mistake – Stories of Wrongs That Went Right”.

The event will take place at The Builders Club, 61 Church St, on 3 April.

Tickets are $30 (plus booking fees). The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the storytelling session starting at 7 pm.

Tickets are available for purchase online at: Generation Women Wollongong – My Best Mistake: Stories of Wrongs That Went Right — Generation Women Australia.

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