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What is FEAST ?


The Federation of Asian Storytellers was set up by a group of experienced storytellers with a vision of promoting the art of storytelling in Asia.  It was officially launched in Chennai on 24 August 2018.   Through the work of the Federation, we want to create more opportunities for tellers to perform , internationally and inter-culturally, by organising Festivals, performances and teller exchanges.

We also want to share our skills and encourage FEAST's members to learn from one another, as we have learned from each other while performing together in Festivals over more than a decade.  We want to celebrate Asian stories and the many ways in which we make these tales connect with our audiences.

Through the work of FEAST we hope to develop new audiences and a new generation of storytellers.  We look forward to welcoming you to the FEAST - either as a chef (our tellers!) or as someone hungry to be fed (our audience).

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Dear FEASTers,

It’s taken the enforced isolation of covid-19 to get us thinking of having a regular Newsletter for FEAST! As much as I’m surprised we didn’t think of it before, I’m also surprised  none of our members clamoured for it either! 

Our hope is that the Newsletter will encourage more communication and sharing of ideas ..Read more here NEWSLETTER


DO YOU WANT YOUR STORYTELLING TO REACH A WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE ? 

If you do, then you should consider sending an audio recording  to Shanthini Venugopal who runs the Storytime blog

Every week she broadcasts two or three tellers in an entertaining mix of story and song. 

Feast members including Sheila Wee, Kiran Shah, Banu Mathy, Sowmya Srinivasan, Jackie Kerin and Roger Jenkins have all shared stories on this exciting platform.  

Shanthini will listen to submissions from anyone with a story to share - you don't have to be an experienced professional, and several children have already been featured.

The important thing is to make a good audio recording. Avoid being in a noisy environment and a room with lots of echo (a bedrooom is often a good space as its soft furnishings absorb echoes). A simple sound editing software (such as Audacity, which is free) will enable you to remove unwanted ums and ers, pauses or mistakes:  if you stumble when recording, simply pause and then restart the sentence.  When you replay it in Audacity, the sections to snip out become very obvious and it's simply a question of highlighting the offending seconds and click the scissor icon! Short (4 - 8 minutes) is always good, with 10 minutes absolute max length. 

Send your recording to Shanthini 

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