Chennai Storytelling Festival 2018

(Fri 2, to Sun 11 Feb),

"Storytelling for Teaching, Training, and Healing:

Helping to Activate the Listener"

 

 

Documentation of the first five editions

of the Chennai Storytelling Festival (2013-8) is here.

 

 

Schedule of Events

for Chennai Storytelling Festival 2018 --

 

Payments for the Performances -- and for the Workshops

on Sun 4 Feb, and Mon 5 Feb -- could be given on the spot.

 

Payments for the Workshops on 10 and 11 Feb could be given

via www.eventjini.com , from the second week of January.

 

Shortcuts to --

Performances on Fri 9, Sat 10, and Sun 11 -- 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Workshops for College Students on Fri 9 Feb -- 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm.

Workshops for Adults on Sat 10 and Sun 11 -- 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm.

 

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Fri 2 Feb 2018

 

Location: Andhra Mahila Sabha, Luz Church Road.

1) 5pm-5:30pm.

"Inauguration of CSF 2018".

2) 5:30pm-6:45pm.

"Storytelling Performance by Cathryn Fairlee".

Admission: Rs 200.

 

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Sat 3 Feb

 

Location: Andhra Mahila Sabha, Luz Church Road.

1) 3:30pm-4:30pm.

"Storytelling in Telegu and Hindi Languages".

Admission: Free.

2) 5pm-7pm.

"An Evening of Storytelling by Members of the Chennai

Storytellers Group".

Admission: Rs 200.

 

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Sun 4 Feb

 

1) 11-1pm.

"Storytelling Workshop for Parents and Children Together".

Admission: Rs 400 per parent-and-child team.

Location: To be announced.

 

2) 4:30pm-6:30pm.

"Storytelling in Tamil Language".

Location: Story Corner at Bookmine. 1, Tarapore Avenue,

Harrington Road, Chetpet.  (Near the end of Harrington Road,

beside the underpass.)

Admission: Free.

 

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Mon 5 Feb

 

11-1pm.

"Cathryn Fairlee's Workshop for Professional Storytellers".

Location: To be announced.

Admission: Rs 800.

The Admission fee also entitles each Workshop participant to have a 20-minute one-on-one coaching session with Ms Cathryn at an arranged time-slot from Sat 3 to Thurs 8 Feb.  (In these one-on-one sessions, the Storyteller would tell a story and would receive feedback.)

 

 

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Tues 6 Feb

 

7pm-8pm.

CSF 2018 Videoconference.

Additional info coming soon.

 

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Wed 7 Feb

 

10am-12pm.

Seminar on "Eco-feminist Interpretations of Folktales",

Featuring Prof Vidya Porselvi, Cathryn Fairlee, Eric Miller, etc.

Location: Stella Maris College.

If you might like to attend, please inquire.

 

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Thurs 8 Feb

 

10am-12pm.

Seminar on "Storytelling".

Cathryn Fairlee, "Telling Epics". 

Eric Miller, "Ways Storytelling can Activate Listeners".

Location: Loyola College.

If you might like to attend, please inquire.

 

4:30pm-6pm.

"Farewell Gathering for Cathryn".

Location: No.14, Second Ave, Harrington Road, Chetpet.

(On Harrington Road, turn at French Loaf.  No.14 is near

the end of 2nd Ave, on one right.)

Admission: Free.

 

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Fri 9, Sat 10, and Sun 11 Feb, at Loyola College.

Featuring Storytelling Trainers and Performers from

1) Chennai, 2) Bangalore, 3) Hyderabad, 4) Pune, 5) Mumbai,

6) Kolkata, 7) Ahmedabad, 8) Delhi -- and New York City.

 

 

Fri 9 Feb

 

Workshops for College Students.  

Admission: Free (Rs 50 Registration fee).

 

9:30am

Welcome.

10am-12:30pm

Introductory Storytelling Workshops.

20 participants per section.  Approx 8 sections.

 

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch.

1:30pm-4pm

Specialised Storytelling Workshops.

20 participants per section.  Approx 8 sections.

 

4:30pm-6:30pm.

Storytelling Performances.

7 Storytellers, 12 minutes each.  Admission: Rs 200. 

 

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Sat 10 Feb

 

Workshops for Adults, Day 1. 

Admission: Rs 800 (in total, for morning and afternoon Workshops).

For the Workshops on Sat and Sun: Rs 1,500.

 

9:30am

Welcome.

10am-12:30pm

Introductory Storytelling Workshops.

20 participants per section.  Approx 8 sections.

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch.

1:30pm-4pm

Workshop on "Telling Personal-experience Stories". 

All participants in one group, with participants at times writing, drawing, and telling -- individually, in pairs, and in groups of 4.

 

4:30pm-6:30pm.

Storytelling Performances.

7 Storytellers, 12 minutes each.  Admission: Rs 200. 

 

Optional:  7:30pm-9pm. 

Visit to the 4th annual Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha

(Sea-Fishing Community Cultural Festival), Day 1. 

Beside Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar. 

 

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Sun 11 Feb

 

Workshops for Adults, Day 2. 

Admission: Rs 800 (in total, for morning and afternoon Workshops).

 

9:30am

Welcome.

10am-12:30pm

Specialised Storytelling Workshops.

20 participants per section.  Approx 8 sections.

 

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch.

1:30pm-4pm

Workshop on "Telling Grandmother Stories, and on Creating and Telling Original Stories".

All participants in one group, with participants at times writing, drawing, and telling -- individually, in pairs, and in groups of 4.

 

4:30pm-6:30pm.

Storytelling Performances.

7 Storytellers, 12 minutes each.  Admission: Rs 200. 

 

Optional:  7:30pm-9pm. 

Visit to the 4th annual Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha

(Sea-Fishing Community Cultural Festival), Day 2. 

Beside Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar. 

 

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Information about the Festival-recommended hotel is here.

 

The Chennai Storytelling Festival is presented by the World Storytelling

Institute (based in Chennai), in association with the Chennai Storytellers

group and other organisations and individuals.

 

For additional info about any of these events -- and to Register for

events -- please email or call.

 

Mobile: 98403 94282

 

Email:  info@storytellinginstitute.org

 

Webpage:  www.storytellinginstitute.org/2018a.html

 

 

 

 

 

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