Singapore International Storytelling Festival 2010

Seminars

How do you use storytelling to extend the influence of your work? Be a modern day storyteller and rediscovered the power of stories in the contemporary worlds of education, therapy, worship, community development and peace work.

Don’t miss this chance to join the great revival of storytelling going on world-wide!

Conflict Anger and Understanding Bullying through story

Donna Jacobs Sife

2 Sept 10, Blue Room @ The Arts House, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Fee: Free Admission. Seats are allocated on a first-come-first served basis.

This workshop offers not only skills and techniques as to how to use story in conflict and bullying situations, but also offers a large number of stories to use, and resources where to find more.  This workshop draws on Donna's extensive experience with troubled schools and youth detention centers over the past twenty years in Australia, South Africa, New York and Israel.

For educators, counsellors, therapists, social workers, community workers, guardians, parents and anyone working to reach out to those with emotional, behavioural or identity problems.

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Shake it up tales!

Margaret Read McDonald

3 Sept 10, Blue Room @ The Arts House, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Fee: S$130nett/person

Folktales are an engaging way to teach language skills and everyone has fun in the process, both the children and the teacher! In this workshop, Margaret Read MacDonald draws on her book Shake it up Tales: Stories to Sing, Dance, Drum, and Act Out to teach you several lively tales which can be expanded with drama and music. We play with stories and you leave ready to share them.

For teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning new tools to develop their storytelling presentation, engage and develop the language skills of children.

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Beyond Difference

Donna Jacobs Sife

3 Sept 10, Living Room @ The Arts House, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Fee: Free Admission. Seats are allocated on a first-come-first served basis.

Beyond Difference Stories that explore different ways to resolve conflict, and address prejudice, fear and mistrust. Drawing from a range of traditional stories from multi-cultures, this program goes directly to the heart of concerns that are having such a grave effect on the world today. Although lighthearted and humourous, the ancient wisdom held in these stories can do much to alert us to our own intolerance, and encourage new ways to respond.

For educators, community workers, social workers, parents and anyone interested to explore the many ways in which storytelling helps to resolve differences amongst different cultures & communities.

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Easy-to-tell Audience Participation Folktales

Margaret Read McDonald

3 Sept 10, Geylang East Public Library, 7.00pm – 8.45pm
Register by 31 Jul: $45/person + 12 loans*
After 31 Jul: $50/person + 18 loans*
Group registration of 4: $180/group + 40 loans*
* Loans from the Geylang East Public Library only

Using fun, hand-on techniques, you will learn to tell several audience-participation folktales. You leave ready to tell these tales, so plan an audience to share with the next day! Drawn from Dr. MacDonald’s years of working with children, these tales never fail to delight. And they are SO easy for you to tell!

For teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning new tools to develop their storytelling presentation, engage and develop the language skills of children.

Registration: You can email your details to sisf@bookcouncil.sg or drop by the library to register in person. Loan receipts necessary to secure your seat.

Tales of Kindness

Margaret Read McDonald

4 Sept 10, Geylang East Public Library, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Register by 31 Jul: $45/person + 12 loans*
After 31 Jul: $50/person + 18 loans*
Group registration of 4: $180/group + 40 loans*
* Loans from the Geylang East Public Library only

Folktales can suggest behaviour to our children. Through the centuries, cultures have wrapped morals into simple folktales as a gentle way to teach. In this workshop, participants will learn several audience-participation folktales with messages of kindness. Hands-on-practice leaves participants ready to tell.

Suitable for teachers and counsellors working to raise moral& character issues subtly

Registration: You can email your details to sisf@bookcouncil.sg or drop by the library to register in person. Loan receipts necessary to secure your seat.

Masterclass - Creating a Performance Piece

4 Sept 10, Living Room @ The Arts House, 10.00am – 5.30pm
SAS Professional Members: S$150
SAS Associate Members: S$180
Non-members/General Public: S$250

Telling stories is only part of the art.  The nesting, the holding and the ways into and out of those stories is equally important.  Learn the importance and the art of segue, so that your stories flow with grace and purpose, and begin to build a performance piece which holds together in a satisfying and natural way.

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.

Registration: masterclass2010@storytellingsingapore.com
Enquiries: Kamini 92732383

Putting a Folktale in a Book

Margaret Read McDonald

4 Sept 10, Blue Room @ The Arts House, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Fee: S$130nett/person

Children’s author, Margaret Read MacDonald, shares energetic audience-participation folktales from her own picture books and talks about the fun of writing and illustrating books including the challenge of rewriting! Using a folktale model, participants create their own short book.

For anyone who wants to learn to write your own stories from world-renown folklorist Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald, the author of nineteen award winning folktale picture books.

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Boot Camp on Digital Storytelling

Barrie Stephenson

6-8 September 2010, 10.00am to 6.00pm
@ Nobel Room, Toa Payoh Public Library

A practical workshop for tutors to learn how to engage and train others in digital storytelling through telling a short media-rich digital story of your own. This workshop will take you through the process, from recruiting participants and discovering their story, to the skills, techniques and technology of capturing it for a potential audience. Come prepared with a story idea and images to surround it and develop your skills so that you can pass them on to others. This workshop presumes that you have some prior knowledge of digital storytelling. Not suitable for absolute beginners.

® Educators, community workers, librarians, and anyone interested in learning innovative ways to presenting their stories digitally with new technology.

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All prices are in Singapore dollars and GST inclusive.

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