Storytelling is the oldest and most universal form of communication in the world; whose appeal and usefulness has been rediscovered in the contemporary worlds of education, therapy, worship, community development, peace work and yes, even business.
Don’t miss this chance to join the great revival of storytelling going on world-wide!
Introducing Children’s Literature through Stories and Storytelling by Sherry Norfolk
“Blah, blah, blah”… the sound of a librarian just talk, talk, talking about a list of books. Just TALKING doesn’t exactly send kids running to the shelves to check out those books, does it? You have to SHOW them what’s inside those books by getting them virtually involved with the characters and situations that motivate them to READ!
Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to get children interested in reading — it brings literature to life through character voices, body language, and facial expression. Unlike booktalking, synopsizing, brochures and booklists, storytelling makes the books on your reading list accessible, exciting, and enticing by removing the barrier of decoding and allowing the imagination to take charge. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to introduce kids to collections of books “the storytelling way.” Demonstrations, discussion and group activities will help you find your storytelling voice and provide lots of practical ways to put it to use in promoting your collections!
Educators, teachers, parents and librarians interested in learning innovative ways to promote a collection of books to children.
Storytelling for Classroom Teachers: Curriculum Integration by Sherry Norfolk
More classroom teachers are discovering what storytellers have always known: that storytelling can be the springboard for curriculum integration because one need not be limited to the confines of the language arts. Through demonstrations, highly interactive activities, and lively discussion, teachers will learn
- Why storytelling is important in the classroom
- How to choose or develop appropriate stories
- How to tell a story effectively
- How to use storytelling as a cross-curricular, interdisciplinary approach to learning.
As a result of the class, students will be engaged in meaningful, low-stress, instruction which integrates the curriculum while enhancing language skills and critical thinking skills.
Educators, teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning innovative ways to incorporate storytelling in the curriculum.
Masterclass: The Listening Storyteller: Learning to Listen to your Audience and Yourself by Ruth Kirkpatrick
5 Sept, 10.00am – 5.30pm (Sat)
Little Arts Academy, PoMo (formerly Paradiz Centre)
SAS Ordinary Members: S$150
SAS Associate Members: S$180
Non-Members/General Public: S$250
Storyteller and ‘audience’ together enter a space with an unspoken contract. In this Master Class you will have an opportunity to consider this ‘space’ in which you tell a story. How does this meeting begin? How do you establish a connection with the audience? How do you establish a connection with the story? How do you negotiate an ending which will send your audience safely home? We will explore the beginning, middle and end. The aims are that participants will feel more confident, more in tune with their audience and more conscious of their connection to their story of choice.
Organised with the Storytelling Association (Singapore), this Masterclass is targeted at those with some prior experience and exposure to storytelling. Not recommended for complete beginners.
Boot Camp on Digital Storytelling by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies
This state-of-the-art workshop describes the process of crafting a short media-rich digital story by combining digital multi-media production techniques with a personal narrative. With its focus on the creation of a unique non-fictional 3 – 5 minute digital story, the workshop will immerse you in the weaving of a personal tale using images, graphics, music and sound, all strung together with a personal voiceover. The hands-on workshop will be held in a computer lab with the necessary digital media tools.
Educators, community workers, librarians, and anyone interested in learning innovative ways to presenting their stories digitally with new technology.
Masterclass on Business Narrative by Shawn Callahan & Patrick Lambe
8 & 9 Sept, 9.30am – 5.30pm (Tue & Wed)
Singapore Polytechnic Graduates’ Guild, Ballroom, Level 3
$400 (2 days) / $250 (1 day)
The rise of narrative methods has been recognised in Europe and the USA through a multitude of story-related conferences and event such as Golden Fleece International Organizational Storytelling Conference (Washington DC), Innovation Factory’s Collaborative Innovation Summit based in storytelling, the Spoken Word conference, and The Copenhagen Golden Fleece Conference.
Despite the rich tradition of storytelling in Asia Pacific countries, we are only just starting to develop our capabilities in organisational storytelling and narrative work. Join us as we discuss the importance of narrative work in organisations while helping you develop the right skills.
For more information, go to Corporate Storytelling.
Storytelling for Self Esteem by Ruth Kirkpatrick
We will explore the use of storytelling in the field of the caring professions. Stories can inspire, build relationships and promote change. You will have the opportunity to discover ‘tried and tested’ activities and story material which will aid your work. You will learn how stories can build the self esteem of individuals and groups. Ruth will weave in examples of practice from her experience in the area of social work and well being. We will particularly address the challenge of engaging with people who seem ‘hard to reach’. You will discover the type of stories and the style of telling that is suitable for ages as young as 3 years all the way to adults.
Educators, counsellors, therapists, social workers, community workers, guardians, parents and anyone working to reach out to those with emotional, behavioural or identity problems.
Storytelling with Children & Families: Early Intervention Literacy & Parenting Programmes by Anna Jarrett
This workshop will be a dynamic mix of creative skills development, hands on storytelling and guided discussions around storytelling as an early intervention tool for literacy, parenting and community building. You will learn how to guide and support children’s emotional, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual development; and how to support and nurture the bonds between parents, carers and their children. You will be able to prepare and plan for creative experiences, and create your own treasure bag full of simple, fun ideas for music, storytelling and creative play.
(This workshop was developed especially for early intervention projects in regional Australian communities. The project is funded as part of the Australian government’s commitment to building stronger families and communities.)
Educators, community workers, parents, carers and anyone interested to explore the many ways in which storytelling helps to nourish the heartbeat of families and communities.
Applicable for early bird registration by 31 July ’09, or group registration of 3 persons or more.
|Introducing Children’s Literature through Stories and Storytelling||$160||$125|
|Storytelling for Classroom Teachers: Curriculum Integration||$280||$250|
|Masterclass: The Listening Storyteller: Learning to Listen to your Audience and Yourself
(For registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.storytellingsingapore.com)
|$250||SAS Ordinary Members: $150
SAS Associate Members: $180
|Boot Camp on Digital Storytelling||$350||$300|
|Masterclass on Business Narrative||See Corporate Storytelling|
|Storytelling for Self Esteem||$280||$250|
|Storytelling with Children & Families: Early Intervention Literacy & Parenting Programmes||$280||$250|
- Register for 2 or more seminars and enjoy additional savings! (for same name registration only):
- An additional 10% off on early bird rate.
- An additional 15% off on normal rates.
- Reader’s Digest Asia’s readers enjoy a 30% discount
- Scholastic Book Clubs members enjoy a 10% discount
In-house seminars by the visiting international storytellers are available to meet your specific needs. These storytellers can also be arranged to showcase their respective unique storytelling skills to different audiences.
For requests, please write to gs.licnuockoob@aniger
Customised programmes for students are eligible for the Singapore Totalisator Board Arts Grant.