Jackie Kerin - Writer - Storyteller



I’m a storyteller.

I practice the traditional art of spoken story.

This ancient art predates the book. It could be said that the tradition of storytelling is connected to the book like blossom to fruit.

My favourite stories are those of my own creation. My current passion involves collecting unique Australian historical tales and putting them into language for telling. These wonderful stories belong to us all. I’ve recorded some of my 'Tellable Australian Tales' for you to use and enjoy.

I also love giving life to traditional folk tales from around the world. It’s a joy to release these jewels from the page and put them back on the tongue.

My storytelling programs take me to kindergartens, schools, literary and folk festivals, libraries, museums and galleries. I have stories for all ages.

My first picture book, Phar Lap the wonder horse was awarded an Eve Pownall CBCA Notable in 2009 and continues to be popular with readers of all ages.

My new book, Lyrebird! a true story is a CBCA Honour Book 2013 and received a Whitley Awards Certificate of Commendation.

I’m happy to be contacted and enjoy linking with other storytellers and writers and I regularly update my blog – so you can share some of the adventures of this roving wordsmith.

I’m a member of Storytelling Australia (Victoria), a group dedicated to this ancient art.

In 2012 I received the Spirit of Woodford Original Stories and Yarns Performance Award - the only storyteller to receive this recognition twice. Thank you Woodford.


I live in the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation.
My home is in country that has long been mapped by story.


Contact me: Mobile 0412 210 098 or via