Welcome to the Monday 4th Jan 2021

webpage of the



"Storytelling by and for Adults"


            (occurring via Zoom)


                    Presented by

          World Storytelling Institute



This is a series of Open-mic

Storytelling sessions.


This series and the Chennai

Storytelling Festival are both

presented by the World

Storytelling Institute.


Sessions in this series usually occur

on the first Monday of each month

beginning at 6pm India time.

(If you are not in India, you could

determine the starting time in your

time zone at

www.thetimezoneconverter.com .)


For the past seven years (starting in

2013), this series occurred in a Cafe

Coffee Day in Chennai.  Now it is

occurring via Zoom videoconference.


Participating Storytellers are

requested to

1) tell stories that are especiallly

meant for adult listeners,


2) consider telling in the

"Candid" Storytelling Style

during at least parts of their



Admission is free.


If you have not yet attended a session

in this series -- to register to attend the

the sessions, please send an email to

info@storytellinginstitute.org .

(No need to re-register each month.)







1) 6th July 2020 session --

Links to recordings are here.


2) 3rd August 2020 session --

Links to recordings are here.


3) 7th Sept 2020 session --

Links to recordings are here.


4) 5th Oct 2020 session -- 

Links to recordings are here.


5) 2nd Nov 2020  session --

Links to recordings are here.


6) 7th Dec 2020 session --

Links to recordings are here.


7) 4th Jan 2021 session --

Links to recordings are below.


In Feb 2021, we would be taking

a break, so we could focus on

Chennai Storytelling Festival 2021 ,

the Festival's 9th annual edition,

and the first to occur primarily via Zoom.


8th March 2021 session --

Webpage coming soon!





     "Storytelling by and for Adults"


           Recordings of Storytellings

                 (and Discussions)

                 in our Session on

              Monday 4th Jan 2021


1) Michael Facherty (England) tells
"Don't Look Back" (a story involving fairies),

2) Rachna Chowla (India) tells
"How All Living Creatures Began to Blink,
or, The King of the Blink:
The Story of King Nimi of the Ishavaku Dynasty"
(a story from a Purana),

3) Vinita Bhatnagar (India) tells
"The Begums of Bhopal" (a historical story),

4) Joyce Slater (USA) tells
"Rhodopis" (a story from Egypt; similar to "Cinderella"),
https://youtu.be/T7cy-Vlab54?t=3543 .
Joyce facilitates a theatre in Kansas City, Missouri,
which produces plays written by women.
If interested, please inquire.

5) Oluwaseun Odukoya Aunty Shine-Shine (Nigeria) tells
"The Story of Morèmi, the Brave Queen
Who Sacrificed All to Save Her People,
the Yoruba People of Southwestern Nigeria"
(a historical story),

6) Briane Nasimok (Canada) tells
"My Journey to the Stage"
(a personal-experience story).
https://youtu.be/T7cy-Vlab54?t=5667 .
Briane facilitates a Storytelling Series that
occurs on the first Sunday of each month,
"But That's Another Story,"
http://butthatsanotherstory.ca .
If interested, please inquire.




To communicate with any of the above:


Please send an email to me, Eric, at

storytelling7@gmail.com , and I would

forward your email to the Storyteller.





Some tips and suggestions regarding

"Storytelling via Videoconference, and In-person"

are here.