Jackie Kerin has a performance and writing background. She also is a storyteller working in the oral tradition. Her children’s books Lyrebird! a true story and Phar Lap the Wonderhorse are both recognised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia as being of excellence. As president of Storytelling Australia Victoria she is passionate about creating spaces where anyone can learn the art of spinning a good yarn. Jackie hosts Fabled Nights in Newport, a monthly storytelling evening. She is a familiar face in folk and literature festivals with Tales from the Flyway, a show about migratory shore birds developed with musician collaborator, Sarah Depasquale. Since Flyway, Jackie and Sarah have a new storytelling show reflecting their love of gardens: The Amazing Case of Dr Ward and Other Stories launched at the 2018 Port Fairy Folk Festival to great acclaim.
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