Chennai Storytelling Festival 2019


4 Performance Programs --

on Thurs 7th, Fri 8th, Sat 9th,

and 10th Feb 2019



The following Storytellers (in alphabetical order) are scheduled to tell for up-to-12 minutes, in English, between 4:30pm and 6:30pm on the indicated days. 


The Admission fee on the 7th, 8th, and 9th is Rs 150 per person, per program (Rs 400 for all 3 programs).  Admission on the 10th would be free.


To Register for the programs on the 7th, 8th, and 9th: 98403 94282,


Seats for these programs could also be purchased with cash on-the-spot -- if seats might be available.


No need to Register for the program on the 10th -- just come by.





Thurs 7th Feb 2019, at Loyola College (LS Hall) --

1) SW Alvin.

2) Geetha Kailasam.

3) Samatha Sharma.

4) Sandhya Ruban.

5) K Shanmugasundaram (Shan).                       

6) Sudha Krishnan.  

7) Vasugi Ram Manohar.


Fri 8th Feb 2019, at Loyola College (LS Hall) --

1) Debarati Banerjee (Hyderabad).                      

2) Debjani Bhaduri.                                      

3) Indu Divya. 

4) Meera Venkatesan and Manjusha Vijayakumar (Bangalore).

5) Priyanka Chatterjee (Kolkata)    .          

6) Shreya Biswas (Bangalore).     

7) Shylaja Sampath (Bangalore).


Sat 9th Feb 2019, at Loyola College (LS Hall) --

1) H Banumathy.       

2) Meera Venkatesan and Manjusha Vijayakumar (Bangalore).

3) Pretigaya Haran.                                      

4) Priti Sudarsan.

5) Rohini Vij (Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh).      

6) Seema Mukherjee (New Delhi).                       

7) Sudha Umashanker.


Sunday 10th Feb, Location to be announced --

1) Ambujavelli Nagarajan (Ambuja).

2) Anusha Ramasamy.

3) Diana Tso (Toronto).

4) Lavanya Prasad (Bangalore).

5) Lavanya Srinivas.

6) Marion Kenny (Scotland).                                   

7) Ruth Stotter (California).                         

8) Rubena Sinha (Toronto).                                   

9) Srividya Veeraraghavan.                                     





Topic and type of story --


"Folktales (Grandmother stories) about strong, kind, and clever girls and women (or boys and men)".


Personal-experience stories, or any other type of story, would also be fine.


Stories could also relate to the value and benefits of diversity, on any level.


For story ideas, please click here. 




Stylised speech (including characters singing) and stylised movement are encouraged.


For audio-video examples of "Rhythm, Melody, and Rhyme in Storytelling Speech",  please click here.


The oral verbal-art techniques demonstrated there include:

1) Elongation of vowel sounds. 

2) Pauses.

3) Rhythm and melody in speech.

4) Repetition with variation (including making lists).






To CSF 2019 Schedule