Everyone’s got a story – but not everyone is adept at telling it.

Done right, stories have the power to do some extraordinary things.  They make us laugh, they make us cry. They move us in ways we can sometimes never predict – shining light on our weaknesses/strengths, transporting us to strange places and bringing us all a little closer together.  

And they can suck away hours of our lives. #ThanksNetflix

But, the sad reality is… for every great story out there, there seems to be a dozen bad ones.  Just like ‘mindfulness’, ‘storytelling’ has become a ridiculously overused buzzword in recent years.  We’ve gone from death by Powerpoint to death by storytelling in the business world.  And that is because people are telling stories badly.   They are boring, inauthentic, directionless and difficult to engage with.  

So, that’s where Barefaced Stories Workshops come in.  We will teach you to tell the BEST stories.  One that will engage, entertain and change the way people think.  We’ve been doing it to SOLD OUT audience since 2010.

Whatever the reason you are here, know that you are in the right place – especially if you want to learn from the best.

Barefaced Stories co-creator, ABC presenter & comedian Andrea Gibbs lives & breaths storytelling.  Whether she’s in the studio or on the stage she’s spinning yarns and pulling them out of everyone she encounters.

A TEDx speaker and speaker coach, she and has worked with people from all industries and walks of life.  As well as all of the storytellers heard on stage at Barefaced Stories and the podcast.

“Gibbs is a revelation!” – The Australian

This workshop is perfect for dipping your toes into the storytelling waters or crafting new stories as a seasoned pro.

Through a series of written & verbal exercises, Andrea Gibbs will help you FIND YOUR STORY; a story that’s worth telling and one that will connect with your target audience.

She will give expert feedback along the way, and very clear steps on how to CRAFT YOUR STORY to make it POP.  Walking you through her personal template for structuring a truely audience-worthy story, you will be armed with the confidence to give it a go yourself.

August 12 & 13 (SOLD OUT)
November 18 & 19 – Limited availability



Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm


Sunday, 1:30pm-5:30pm


Centre for Stories

100 Aberdeen Street




Gift Vouchers Available click here.

Suitable for both beginners & advanced, age 18+.



NOTE: There is an overnight break between sessions to allow students time to develop their stories. The class size is limited to allow maximum individual attention & storytelling practice time for each student.

What people are saying:

“This is more than what I expected and I am going back for seconds!”

“This workshop ticked all the boxes – it was interesting, humorous and challenging”

“Essentially these workshops are designed to make you a better storyteller, but what you walk away with is so much more. New friends, new ideas and dare I say it a sense of enlightenment and self discovery.”

“I learnt so much about crafting a good story. Sharing our stories on Sunday was really a genuinely profound experience. Some of those stories will stay with me forever.”

“It doesn’t matter whether or not you have had acting, writing or story-telling experience or if you were a seasoned pro or not; this workshop is perfect giving you the very clear steps to crafting your story. Andrea will take you out of your comfort zone, exposing the “raw” without you even realising. You will be awe inspired with your fellow attendees because when you tell the real story is when you are able to connect in such a way that is indescribably wonderful.”