The Way of the Kamishibai Storyteller

Recommended for:

  • Professional and aspiring storytellers
  • Teachers and educators
  • Anyone who is looking for a platform for community dialogue

A fun and engaging workshop that explores telling stories using pictures drawn through a small wooden frame (a kamishibai stage). A great way for storytellers to free themselves of the book, rote learning of stories and to explore their inner artist.

This workshop will appeal to storytellers who wish to try kamishibai, and educators who are interested in exploring new ways of listening, speaking, reading, writing, drawing and incorporating gesture into the classroom. As a pedagogical tool, its use is limited only by imagination. Participants do not need artistic skills but they will need a sense of fun and adventure!

Participants will gain knowledge of how to develop unique stories for kamishibai. They will learn to identify the visual elements that make a story work, explore how to create new stories with limited artistic ability and practise using the kamishibai stage.

A classically trained actress, Jackie finds the improvisational informality of this form of storytelling refreshing. Jackie is often invited to work in educational settings that cater for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and undiagnosed learning difficulties as well as children who have experienced trauma. She believes that kamishibai storytelling has engaged children in a way that is different to books, puppets and storytelling without props.

Event venue: Blue Room
Buy Link: http://storyfest2017-jackiekerin-workshop.peatix.com/
Event price: $20
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Event duration:

2 hr

Event start date: 2017-06-03 11:00
Event end date: 2017-06-03 13:00
Custom Event Date(s): 3 JUN 2017, SAT
Custom Event Time(s): 11AM
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StoryFest 2018: Master Class #2 by Dr Nicola Grove

Recommended for:

  • Special Needs
  • Teachers & Educators
  • Counselling & Therapy
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Community Facilitators
  • Storytellers

All over the world there are children and adults with disabilities who have stories to tell about their lives - but too often they cannot be heard. This workshop will introduce an innovative, simple conversational strategy - Storysharing® - for enabling individuals to narrate their own experiences - whether grand life stories, or the tiny anecdotes of everyday that contribute to the webs of friendship that sustain us and build resilience. The approach was developed through 10 years watching and listening to how stories are shared in real life - the playground, the dinner table, the residential home, the school. Evidence shows that it is effective with a wide range of special educational needs - from profound intellectual impairment, to autism, to selective mutism and extreme shyness.

Storysharing has been used for building communication and listening skills, developing relationships and empathy, and in citizen advocacy in community and school settings. The workshop is Introductory Level.

Areas addressed:

  • Reflect on how and why personal stories are important
  • Discuss cultural influences on styles of anecdotal telling
  • Analyse the factors that inhibit successful narration by children and adults with communication difficulties
  • Learn and practice some of the key techniques used in the approach
  • Plan ways of using what they have learned in their own workplace or at home

Highlights:

  • Come prepared to have fun, to listen and learn from each other
  • Use will be made of role play, film observation and small group work in a safe and supportive space. No-one needs to feel pressurised to perform
  • We will also create resources for recording and sharing stories, including theatres, puppets and patchworks

Skills:

  • Understand the role of personal stories in building identity, empathy and friendship
  • Identify the barriers that prevent individuals with communication difficulties from being able to tell and share stories about their lives
  • Know what makes a good story for a child or adult to share
Event venue: Blue Room
Buy Link: https://storytellingdisability2.peatix.com/?utm_campaign=search&utm_medium=web&utm_source=results&utm_content=storyfest%3A1.2931%2C103.8558%3A%3A9%3A364453
Event price: $200
Event CTA:
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Event duration:

1 HOUR

Event start date: 2018-06-04 10:00
Event end date: 2018-06-04 17:00
Custom Event Date(s): 4 JUN 2018, MON
Custom Event Time(s): 10AM – 5PM
Additional information:

ADMITTANCE RULES
All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.

Links will be made with the first Master Class Storytelling & Disability 1 (1st June, Friday), dealing with traditional storytelling, but each workshop can be attended independently.


For more info, please visit www.storyfestsg.com

Presenters(s):
  • DR NICOLA GROVE
Presenter information:

ABOUT DR NICOLA GROVE

Nicola Grove trained as a teacher and speech therapist, specialising in intellectual disability, special educational needs, and sign language. Her doctoral research explored the linguistic and creative status of the manual signing of children with disabilities. She pioneered the use of literature and story in special schools, winning an award for her book on the topic. She has worked as a consultant on curriculum, narrative and communication, most recently for the Story Museum in Oxford. Currently she holds an honorary lectureship at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.

She left her university post in London to set up Openstorytellers, an award winning charity which promotes voice and community empowerment for people with intellectual and communication difficulties. Working in partnership, the members tell legends, historical and personal stories, in schools and day services, at conferences and festivals and at training courses. Story is also used to support self-advocacy and citizenship, using an innovative collaborative approach which has transformed the ability of young people to speak up for themselves.

Nicola has given presentations and workshops all over the world. She has researched the representation of people with disabilities in myth and legend, collecting stories in South Africa, Canada, Australia and Japan, where she developed a project to challenge stigma through celebrating ‘Heroes with a Difference’. Her books include: Odyssey Now (1996), Ways into Literature (2005), Learning to Tell (2009), Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs (2013) and The Big Book of Storysharing (2014).

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StoryFest 2018: Collage as Storytelling - An Assembly of Senses by Emylia Safian

Recommended for:

  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Teachers & Educators
  • Counselling & Therapy
  • Artists
  • Storytellers
  • Writers

This workshop will explore both mixed- and multi-media collages as a technique to weave personal stories with archetypal nature of mythological narratives, through an assemblage of different forms of fabric, paper and other ephemera. We will explore this early 20th-century modern art form coalescing with contemporary smartphone technology to enable the transformation of stories while continuing to honour the embodied and authentic “cut and paste” fragments on canvas.

Areas addressed:

  • As an applied form of storytelling that is non-performative, you will play storyteller-audience as you engage in your personal creative process.
  • The workshop draws upon theories of depth psychology, art therapy and human development theories, and will take on a strength-affirming approach.

Highlights:

  • This workshop is experiential in nature, however experience in art is not necessary.
  • Discover the language of imagery through art-making and narratives.
  • Explore functions of personal and universal symbols.
  • Make meaning of personal creative process.
  • Have fun being creative with art-making!


All art materials will be provided and each participant will bring home their original canvas artwork. You will need your smartphone (with camera function) with you throughout the workshop.

Event venue: Blue Room
Buy Link: https://collagestorytelling.peatix.com/?utm_medium=web&utm_content=364792&utm_source=related%3A364453&utm_campaign=related
Event price: $25 INCLUSIVE OF MATERIALS
Event CTA:
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Event start date: 2018-06-02 14:00
Event end date: 2018-06-02 16:30
Custom Event Date(s): 2 JUN 2018, SAT
Custom Event Time(s): 2PM – 4.30PM
Additional information:

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO RECORDING RULES
Unauthorized video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/performance is permitted within reason.

ADMITTANCE RULES
All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased at the entrance.


Find out more at www.storyfestsg.com

Presenters(s):
  • EMYLIA SAFIAN
Presenter information:

ABOUT EMYLIA SAFIAN

Emylia is an art therapist and art therapy educator with specialist training in stress, trauma, and loss. Her practice gravitates towards mind/body sciences and integrates physiology with psychology for an encompassing approach in capitalising human development. Since 2007, she has been in partnership with educational institutions, voluntary welfare organisations, government agencies, and NGOs within Southeast Asia, working with persons of all ages in situational and developmental crisis within different communities. Emylia is also informed by science of yoga and expressive arts therapies. She is passionate in reconnecting children and adults alike with the essential joie de vivre through play, creativity, warmth, compassion, and sensitivity, and to bring joy to the mind, body, and spirit.

Emylia has a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (University of Derby), MA Art Therapy (LASALLE), BA Psychology & Humanities (Monash University) and Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (Temasek Polytechnic).

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StoryFest 2018: Safe Space Stories by Paul Rozario-Falcone

Recommended for:

  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Teachers & Educators
  • Artists
  • Storytellers
  • Writers
  • Community Facilitators

Experience the transformative writing method known as the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method. "Oh, I'm not a writer or an artist or a creative person!" If you find yourself saying this, then this workshop is just for you. Anyone who writes is a writer, whether it's a tweet, an e-mail or a novel. We humans are by nature creative and within each of us is a voice waiting to come out and be heard. Safe Space Stories workshops are designed to allow you to find your voice within the setting of an affirming, non-judgemental space.

We write using prompts (lines of poetry, images, physical objects, etc.), writing in short bursts of time. We can write to the prompt or ignore the prompt entirely and write whatever comes to mind. We can then choose to share our writing with our fellow-writers, or not. It's entirely up to you. We listen to our stories with an open heart and mind. The group is then invited to affirm the newly-created writing using only positive language. No questions, no criticisms, no suggestions for improvement. You won't be 'taught' what good writing is, but you will be encouraged to listen to yourself and to your fellow writers and respond in a positive, uplifting way. You'll be surprised at how much we can learn about the craft of writing using this simple, liberating method.

Highlights:

  • Safe Space Stories offers a safe, affirming, encouraging space in which to write and share stories.
  • Safe Space Stories teaches listening with an open heart and mind and gives us the chance to affirm and encourage each other as writers.
Event venue: Living Room
Buy Link: https://safespacestoriesworkshop.peatix.com/?utm_medium=web&utm_content=364870&utm_source=related%3A364876&utm_campaign=related
Event price: $25
Event CTA:
  • Download the full programme booklet, images/programmes/storyfest/2018/StoryFest-2018-a-Programme-Booklet.pdf, Y
Event duration:

10 MINUTES

Event start date: 2018-06-03 10:00
Event end date: 2018-06-03 13:00
Custom Event Date(s): 3 JUN 2018, SUN
Custom Event Time(s): 10AM – 1PM
Additional information:

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO RECORDING RULES
Unauthorized video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/event is permitted within reason.

ADMITTANCE RULES
All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.


For more info, please visit www.storyfestsg.com

Presenters(s):
  • PAUL ROZARIO-FALCONE
Presenter information:

ABOUT PAUL ROZARIO-FALCONE

Paul is the founder of Safe Space Stories, a space dedicated to uncovering one's true creative voice. He co-founded the Singapore Literature Festival and the Second Saturdays literary reading series in New York, both of which are in their fourth year. He has written and co-written eight books of fiction, the last being 'Zheng He & the Treasure Fleet, 1405-1433: A modern-day traveller's guide from antiquity to the present'. A linguist, an avid traveller and absorber of stories, Paul has degrees from Oxford, London and New York in law, religious anthropology and publishing, respectively. He is a certified facilitator of the Amherst Writers & Artists method.

Paul created Safe Space Stories to help people tap into their innate creativity. Safe Space Stories uses the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method, developed by writer Pat Schneider. In 2014 he attended AWA workshops in Brooklyn, organized by the New York Writers Coalition. Inspired by the method and the community growing around it, he continued taking part in the public workshops organized by NYWC. In 2016 he trained as a volunteer leader with NYWC and led his first workshop for a few months at The Lighthouse, a transitional housing facility for young men in the Bronx. He continues to lead NYWC workshops at libraries, schools, and community centres in the various neighbourhoods of New York City.
In 2017, Paul received certification from the AWA Foundation. It is a method he fully believes in, a method with positive effects he witnesses at every workshop he attends or leads. He is grateful to introduce people to this method and to journey with them as they find their true, creative selves through writing.

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StoryFest 2018: The Magic of Storytelling with Children - by Mara Menzies

This workshop will introduce practical tips and techniques on how to engage with young audiences between ages 4 to 8 years.

Recommended for: 

  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Teachers & Educators
  • Counselling & Therapy
  • Storytellers
  • Librarians
  • Community Facilitators

For many people who work with children, storytelling can feel like a terrifying proposal. This workshop is ideal for those new to storytelling, looking to improve their confidence or those who wish to find ways to better incorporate it into their work. It offers practical solutions for engaging a young audience, including how to use your voice, facial expressions and physicality to keep the children at the heart of the story.

Participants will be taken on a journey of discovery and explore diverse strategies for group engagement. Using a combination of storytelling, hands-on activities and discussion, the workshop will explore the process of choosing the right kind of stories for children and methods of ensuring children play an important role in the storytelling process.

This workshop is an interactive and participatory experience with group discussions and group activity as well as opportunities to try out techniques in a safe and supportive space. A practical workshop that will explore tips and techniques to assist storytelling with children:

  • How to engage the children physically
  • Importance of exaggerated facial expressions
  • Methods to increase confidence
  • Voice techniques: call and response, song and rhyme, repetition
  • Conveying characters convincingly
  • Links to sources of stories and other story aids online
  • Tools that are available and the different ways to maximise their efficiency
Event venue: Blue Room
Buy Link: https://magicofstorytellingwithchildren.peatix.com/?utm_campaign=search&utm_medium=web&utm_source=results&utm_content=storyfest%3A1.2931%2C103.8558%3A%3A8%3A364790
Event price: $20
Event CTA:
  • Download the full programme booklet, images/programmes/storyfest/2018/StoryFest-2018-a-Programme-Booklet.pdf, Y
Event start date: 2018-06-02 11:00
Event end date: 2018-06-02 13:00
Custom Event Date(s): 2 JUN 2018, SAT
Custom Event Time(s): 11AM – 1PM
Additional information:

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO RECORDING RULES
Unauthorized video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/performance is permitted within reason.

ADMITTANCE RULES
All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.


For more info, please visit www.storyfestsg.com

Presenters(s):
  • MARA MENZIES
Presenter information:

ABOUT MARA MENZIES

Mara Menzies is a Kenyan/Scottish storyteller who draws from her rich and diverse cultural heritage. She has performed and led storytelling workshops around the world including Kenya, Singapore, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Cuba, USA and across the UK. Her repertoire is substantial and her children are her two harshest critics. She is passionate in how stories have the power to challenge perceptions, to transform and heal. Mara firmly believes that stories will change our world for the better.

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