Weaving Words, Connecting Cultures
Singapore International Storytelling Festival 2013

2–8 September 2013
The Arts House

Asian Congress of Storytellers

Date 6 September 2013 (Fri), 9:30 – 5:00pm
Registration begins at 8:30am
Venue The Arts House
Full-day Pass $200 (Early Bird before 5 Aug)
$200/each (Group registrations of 3 or more)
$250 (Normal rate)
Includes Keynote, 2 Workshops, Morning Coffee Break, Lunch and Lunch-time Performance (Asian Stories)
Morning Pass $150 (Valid from 9:30am to 3:00pm)
Includes Keynote, 1 Workshop, Morning Coffee Break, Lunch and Lunch-time Performance (Asian Stories)
Afternoon Pass $150 (Valid from 1:00pm to 5:00pm)
Includes 1 Workshop, Lunch and Lunch-time Performance (Asian Stories)

Ticketing charges apply.

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Stories engage, they create listeners and build channels of communications. This year, the Asian Congress of Storytellers reinforces the use of stories and storytelling techniques in our workplace and our lives. The workshops will explore the diverse use of stories and demonstrate the different ways to use them.

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8:30-9:15am Registration
9:30am Keynote: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Cultivating empathy through imagination in storytelling and story listening
Speaker: Clare Coburn
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am Concurrent Workshops
Crossing the Threshold
Moments of insight and transformation in a story
Facilitator: Clare Coburn
Storytelling in the Classroom
How Do I Get Started
Facilitator: Len Cabral
The Film of the Story
The sequencing of images to create a story
Facilitator: Muriel Bloch
1:00pm Lunch
1:45pm Asian Stories
Storytelling performance by Professional Members from the Storytelling Association (Singapore)
Sheila Wee, David Bok, Kiran Shah & Rosemarie Somaiah, Tan Joo Hymn, Verena Tay, Kamini Ramachandran
3:00pm Concurrent Workshops
Playing with Shadows
Discover how to use the human body to create shadows
Facilitator: Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete
Memorable Stories
Weaving memories into tellable tales
Facilitator: Rosemarie Somaiah
A Storyteller’s Journey
Indicators of awareness
Facilitator: Gene Tagaban
Introduction to Mandarin Storytelling

An introduction to storytelling and its different forms (conducted in Mandarin)
Facilitator: Ng Kok Keong (吴国强)
5:00pm End of Congress

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