2020 CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO 2021
The Directors of Feast, in consultation with our host partners from the Indonesian Storytelling Festival, have sadly decided to postpone this year’s Storytellers’ Conference and to reschedule it for 8 – 9 November 2021. The Indonesian Storytelling Festival planned to run in conjunction with the Conference has also been postponed. Apart from the obvious uncertainty about how long the covid-19 pandemic may continue, we are mindful of the fact that most storytellers are self-employed freelancers, whose income has taken – and will continue to take - a massive hit. Even assuming that the world starts to gradually return to pre-pandemic conditions in the third quarter, those tellers whose projects were postponed rather than cancelled, will be looking to the fourth quarter of 2020 to try to resume work and put something in their depleted financial pocket.
However we will not let the Conference go unmarked. We are planning to hold at least one story-swap, a webinar and to launch our third collection of Asian folktales of the theme of animals with a session that includes some contributors telling their stories live.
features silhouettes of MONAS, the National Monument in Jakarta, which celebrates Indonesia's road to freedom, and Borobudur, the UNESCO World Heritage Buddhist site close to Jogjakarta, whose design is inspired by the pilgrim's journey to Nirvana.
Why The Journey?
We are adopting the metaphor of a journey as a theme for the Conference.
However, we do not expect that every workshop will tie explicitly to the theme!