Stories from the Edge

A folklorist role in presenting community based stories
Featuring Kiran Singh Sirah
Stories from the Edge
Date:5 September 2014 (Fri), 3:45pm – 5:30pm
Target:Parents & Caregivers, Teachers & Educators, Librarians, Storytellers and Spoken Word Practitioners , Social Sector Organisations like NGOs
Level:Introductory & General

Whether we tell stories on stage or not, we as individuals and as a society are all continually grappling with establishing a sense of who we are and where we come from. We try to tell coherent stories about ourselves so we can better understand “ourselves” as a collective, diverse, and plural society, as well as better understand ourselves as individuals in this society.


In this workshop participants can expect to grasp a basic background into the contemporary folklore movement and explore the ethics of collecting stories and presenting stories through the artistic arena of storytelling. Participants will go away with techniques and tools that they may also use to empower young people, communities and groups to help tell their own stories, and most importantly how to bring those stories from the margins into the arena of mainstream culture.


Participants can expect to:

Part of Asian Congress of Storytellers