Seeking local contributions for Western Wilds program.
A Western Wilds workshop is planned for early September in New Norfolk. Have you got a story to tell that will engage and connect travellers with the rich history of western Tasmania?
The Western Wilds is a journey of discovery through the powerful wilderness stories of western Tasmania. Travellers will be compelled to take more time, slow down and explore further on their journey.
Tourist Information Council of Tasmania (TICT) are looking for ‘Story Stop’ contributions.
Story Stops are select sites along the way that engage travellers in the wilderness story. Story Stops will create greater value in the drive experience. Connecting travellers with the real wilderness story of Western Tasmania, sparking an increased connection with place and social sharing on the journey.
The success of the Western Wilds will be elevated by participation from local industry and community. The more interesting stories people can discover and share with others, the more travellers will come and the longer they will stay. Your particular story may be related to people or places that are specific to your location. Add a story to your restaurant menu, room compendiums, through your tour commentary and interpretation materials. You may even want to deliver your story through some form of interpretative installation.
This first workshop is about assisting you to identify and craft your own Western Wilds stories. Learn about what makes a good story and how best to deliver it in a way that makes it compelling, relevant and creates connections for the traveller. Hear a bit about what other stories may become a story stop and identify opportunities for collaboration.
Who should attend?
– Local Business Operators
– Special Interest Groups
– Industry Associations & Organisations who operate in these regions.
This session is free and will be facilitated by Kiah Davey from the Round Earth Company, a West Coast-based company that specialises in researching and telling local stories.
Day: Wednesday 5th September 2018.
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Venue: Inland Fisheries Service, 17 Back River Road, New Norfolk, TAS 7140.