J. Agius, S. Anderson, P. Bartlett & D. Swann / in collaboration with Writers SA
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Deaf Storytellers Live description
A premiere storytelling event that places Deaf creativity and experience at the forefront. Experience the linguistic richness, artistry and poetry of Auslan, and the power of stories from leaders in the Deaf community.
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Joanna Agius is a proud Narungga woman and a Deaf performer and artist from South Australia. Her passion is to preserve Dreaming stories via Auslan/Aboriginal sign language format. This includes visual vernacular which is a theatrical art form of physical expression storytelling with a strong sense of body movements, gestures and facial expressions, enabling cultural inclusion and developing language access for Aboriginal Deaf Children as well as people around them.
Stuart, a Scotsman now living here in Adelaide for four years, is a primary school teacher, working with deaf children and he has a passion for translating English stories into Auslan. Stuart is working with a group of established writers including Manal Younus and Sean Williams, exploring aspects of storytelling using sign language, especially for children.
Paul is an Adelaidean born and bred who has lived in different places including London, returning 4 years ago. He is an avid sci-fi fan and has written many stories though he hasn’t published anything yet. He likes to imagine the near future featuring technology which has evolved from what we have today, so he likes to look ahead one or two generations of where we are right now!
Debra Swann is a Social Worker, working with various of people with disabilities. She has a passion for support people who experience domestic violence and sharing their stories through sign language.