Jackie Kerin - Writer - Storyteller


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book cover: Phar Lap

Jackie Kerin - Media Summary

Jackie is a trained actress (NIDA) and secondary teacher. These days she is primarily recognised as a storyteller working in the oral tradition. She is a member of Storytelling Australia (Victoria). She is also a short story writer and author of several picture books for children.

She is a two time winner of the Spirit of Woodford Performance Award for Original Stories and Yarns (2007 and 2012). She also won the Pat Glover Memorial Award (Port Fairy Folk Festival) in 2002, 2007 and 2009.

Her first picture storybook Phar Lap the Wonder Horse (illustrated by Patricia Mullins pub. Museum Victoria) was published in 2008. In 2009 Phar Lap was listed as a Notable Book of non-fiction by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Phar Lap also appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing 2009 along with a short story, 1984, winner of the Ada Cambridge Williamstown Literary Festival Prize 2009.

Her second picture book, Lyrebird! a true story (illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe pub. Museum Victoria) recieved an Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Honour Book (Children's Book Council of Australia 2013) and a Whitley Awards Certificate of Commendation.

Jackie works throughout the year in kindergartens, schools, libraries, cultural institutions, folk and community festivals and literary festivals.

Her repertoire reflects her love of traditional stories from around the world and passion for turning Australian yarns into Tellable Tales.

She enjoys collaborating with other storytellers and musicians in creating lively and entertaining story events.

Jackie’s love of story and story telling traditions is infectious. She is constantly developing her knowledge and skill and connects with other storytellers around the world.  


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