Chennai Storytelling Festival 2015 (4-15 Feb),

"Storytelling for Teaching and Training"

Festival Poster



1) Overview of Chennai Storytelling Festival 2015.


2) Storytelling Workshops, Already Scheduled and Open to the Public (Teenagers and Adults).


3) Storytelling Workshops Available at Your School, College, NGO, etc.


4) Storytelling Performances at Alliance Francaise__Thurs 12, Fri 13, and Sat 14 Feb.


5) Talk on "Educational Uses of Ponnar Sankar, a Tamil Epic"__Thurs 12 and Fri 13 Feb.


6) Panel Discusssion on "Using Storytelling to Teach Languages", at Alliance Francaise__Fri 13 Feb.


7) Two-day FREE Seminar at the University of Madras__Sat 14 and Sun 15 Feb.





Online recording of videoconference-webcast regarding "Using Storytelling to Teach Languages", Tues 10 Feb.


"Taking Kongu Tales to Toronto Schools",

(a profile Dr Brenda Beck),

Indian Express, 12 Feb 2015.


"The Truth in Lies"

(a profile of Richard Martin),

The Hindu, 11 Feb 2015.







5) Talk on "Educational Uses of Ponnar Sankar, a Tamil Epic".


Talk by Dr Brenda Beck (based in Toronto, Canada) --

"Ways Canadian Teachers are Using a 13-hour Animation of an Indian Folk Epic in Their Classrooms".


For teachers, and anyone else who might be interested. Admission is free.


1) Thurs 12 Feb, at 11:30am.

Loyola College (Sterling Road, Nungambakkam),

Yedanapalli Hall, Chemistry Block.


2) Fri 13 Feb, at 11am.

University of Madras (Chepauk campus, where Wallajah Road meets Marina Beach), Hall G-33, Centenary Building.





6) Panel Discusssion at Alliance Francaise.


Day and time: Friday 13 Feb, 4pm-6pm.


Venue: 3rd Floor Auditorium, Alliance Francaise, College Road.


Panel Discussion (with Descriptions and Demonstrations of Methods) on "Using Storytelling for Teaching Languages", and "Using Storytelling to Help Develop Language Skills in Young Children".

1) Richard Martin.  2) Kiran Shah.  3) Geeta Ramanujam.  4) Usha Venkatraman.  5) Shreya Biswas.  6) Deepa Kiran.  7) Albert P'Rayan.  8) Asha Sampath.  9) Sheetal N. 10) Sandhya Ruban, 11) Uma Balu.


For teachers, parents, college students, and anyone else who might be interested.


Admission: Rs 100.





The Chennai Storytelling Festival is presented by the World Storytelling Institute and Others.  The World Storytelling Institute is based in Chennai, on India's southeast coast.