Chennai Storytelling Festival 2022

           Fri 4th to Sun 27th Feb 2022

 

This is the 10th annual edition of the CSF.

Editions 1-8 occurred almost fully in-person, in Chennai.

Editions 9-10 -- via Zoom videoconference.

 

Festival theme :

"Ways Storytelling of Various

Cultures, Religions, World-views,

and Practices can Facilitate

Growing, Maturing, Teaching and Learning,

Playing, Creating, Transforming, and/or Healing

in Individuals and Groups --

and the Healing of the Environment."

 

Festival theme -- Brief version :

Storytelling for

Growing, Maturing, Teaching and Learning,

Playing, Creating, Transforming, and/or Healing

 

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Here is the CSF 2022 Poster.

Here are links to Flyers for 9 sessions.

 

Here is a list of 178 of the Storytellers

and Session Leaders in CSF 2022.

Here is a list of these people, with Timings,

and Contact info.

 

Here is CSF 2022's Schedule

(on the four weekends of Feb 2022).

 

Here are lists of CSF 2022's

1)  39 Workshops.

2)  12 Long-form and/or Thematic Storytellings.

3)  5 Talks (with Storytelling, Dance, Song, etc).

4)  1 Open-mic Storytelling Session.

5)  1 Healing Story Circle.

6)  6 Storytelling Sessions in Indian Languages

          Other than English.

 

Here is info about CSF's 24 Planning Groups

(Topic Groups).

 

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Info about CSF 2022's

6 Storytelling Sessions in Indian Languages

other than English is here.

 

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Admission to all CSF 2022 events is free.

 

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To register for all of the English-language

sessions, please send an email request to

info@storytellinginstitute.org

 

To register for the sessions in languages

other than English, please click here.

 

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Please consider giving a contribution to

help support the Chennai Storytelling

Festival.

 

Hundreds of work-hours go into facilitating

this event.  Just placing the 181 photos

of the Storytellers and Session Leaders

onto the Festival poster was a big project. 

 

From inside India, one way to contribute

to CSF 2022 would be via Google Pay to

98403 94282.

 

From outside India, one way to contribute

would be via Paypal to this webpage.

 

Please email to info@storytellinginstitute.org

to let us know, 1) soon after one might give a

contribution, or 2) if one might prefer to give

via a different method.

 

Also, please consider giving contributions to

the Session Leaders and Storytellers of CSF

2022.  They are listed here -- if one clicks on

a name, one sees the person's contact info.  

 

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Festival Welcome Address (5 minutes).

From Ms. Geeta Ramanujam,

* Founder of the Storytelling Revival in India,

* Co-founder and Co-facilitator (with Eric)

of the Indian Storytelling Network, and

* Founder and Director of Kathalaya (Bangalore).

 

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Here are links to recordings of some events

in CSF 2021 (in Feb 2021), and other previous

editions of the CSF.

 

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The Chennai Storytelling Festival is presented

by the World Storytelling Institute (which is

based in Chennai) in association with the

Chennai Storytellers group and other

organisations and individuals.  The WSI

and the CSF are directed by Dr. Eric Miller.

 

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CSF 2022 Storytelling Sessions in

Indian Languages other than English

 

The timings for each of the below is 4pm-6pm

India time (some sessions might go longer).

 

Each of these sessions would be at a different

Zoom Link!  For the Zoom Link of a session,

please see the Session Flyer, or send an email

to the Session Coordinator --

 

 

1) Sun 6th Feb -- Tamil Storytelling.

Sudha Umashanker <sudha.umashanker (at) gmail.com>

The Session Flyer (which contains the Zoom link)

is here.

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2) Sat 12th Feb -- Telugu Storytelling.

Lavanya Srinivas <laavanyasrinivas (at) gmail.com>

 

3) Sun 13 Feb -- Indian Multiple Languages Storytelling.

Including Tribal Languages! Celebrating Language Diversity!

Sree Karuna <sreekaruna.g (at) gmail.com>

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4) Sat 19th Feb -- Kannada Storytelling.

Lakshmi V <lakshmi341987 (at) gmail.com>

 

5) Sun 20th Feb -- Malayalam Storytelling.

Anitha Ranjit <anisumi65 (at) gmail.com>

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6) Sat 26 Feb -- Hindi Storytelling.

Sonia Bareja <soniabareja76 (at) gmail.com>

 

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Additional Session Flyers

 

1

Workshops and Storytelling:

"Chennai Storytellers session" (3 segments).

Sat 5th Feb, at 5:30pm India time.

The Session Flyer is here.

 

2

Storytelling:

"Where Are We Heading?" (A segment

in the Chennai Storytellers session).

Sat 5th Feb, at 5:30pm India time.

The Session Flyer is here.

 

3

Storytelling:

"From Ritual to Reality".

Shan Shanmugasundaram.

Sat 5th Feb, at 7:00pm (India time).

The Session Flyer is here.

 

4

Performance:

"Thunder: Perfect Mind" (Spoken Word, Song,

and Harp) in the "Great Mother Culture" session.

Sat 5th Feb, at 8:30pm India time.

The Session Flyer is here.

 

5

Storytelling:

"Stories from Jewish Culture."

Sun 6th Feb, 9:00pm India time.

The Session Flyer is here.

 

6

Presentation:

"Introducing obo, a Platform for Storytellers."

Sat 12th Feb, at 7:30pm India time.

The Session Flyer is here.

 

7

Storytelling:

"The Golden Spoon: The Power of a Wish".

Sun 13th Feb, at 9:10am (India time).

Ramya Arivazhagan.

The Session Flyer is here.

 

8

Workshop:

"Exploring Death and Grief Through Storytelling".

Sun 13th Feb, at 9:00pm (India time).

Rebecca Lemaire and Jim Brulé.

The Session Flyer is here.

 

9

Storytelling with Music:

"A Banquet of Joha: Sacred Laughter of the Sufis".

Rebecca Lemaire and Hend Al Qataa.

Sun 27th Feb, 7:30pm (India time).

The Session Flyer is here.

 

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To determine timings in any location,

please click here.

 

 

 

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