About Teri Young

I’m a local folksong writer. I grew up in Queensland and moved to Tasmania five years ago, and this place has totally taken me over... much of the stories I’ve been telling/singing in the last few years have been about specific Tasmanian people or places. I love storytelling because it makes us recognise and remember characters, events, places and times, with or without judgment on the way things are. I also love stories because they imbue situations with an enchantment that we miss in real time.

September 2018

Melton Mowbray

2018-07-26T10:44:24+00:00By |Categories: 30 Stories in 30 Days, Audio|Tags: , , , , , |

In the last week of January 2016, Tasmania experienced floods and fires simultaneously. This wild weather came at the end of over a year of drought throughout most of the island. This is the story of a family from the midlands during that time. A father writes to his far-away young adult daughter, conveying the burdens of the year, and asking her to visit him.