Chennai Storytelling Festival 2019


4 Performance Programs --

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

and Sun 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 is Rs 150 per person, per program.


To purchase seats in advance (online), please click here.


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



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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 (Bangalore).

5) Priyanka Chatterjee (Kolkata)    .          

6) Shreya Biswas (Bangalore).     

7) Shylaja Sampath (Bangalore).


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

1) Anusha Ramasamy.

2) H Banumathy.       

3) Pretigaya Haran.                                      

4) Priti Sudarsan.

5) Rohini Vij (Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh).      

6) Seema Mukherjee (New Delhi).                       

7) Sudha Umashanker.


Sunday 10th Feb, at East India Chambers,

Terrace, No.5, Valluvar Kottam High Road

(opp. Harrison's Hotel), Nungambakkam. --

1) Ambujavelli Nagarajan (Ambuja).

2) Diana Tso (Toronto).

3) Lavanya Prasad (Bangalore).

4) Lavanya Srinivas.

5) Marion Kenny (Scotland).                                   

6) Ruth Stotter (California).                         

7) Rubena Sinha (Toronto).                                   

8) 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