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Asia has some countries, such as Singapore, where storytelling is supported financially, and an awareness of the power of storytelling in diverse fields such as education, business, counselling and community development. However, in many Asian countries, would-be storytellers struggle to make an income from their skills. The thought of travelling to a conference, even on a budget airline, plus paying conference fees, plus accommodation, is a daunting challenge. Our target of $5,000 is to enable us to bring 10 young tellers to the next Conference.  For donations particularly for the book, which we can acknowledge in the book itself, do contact us.

Upcoming events

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 19:30 - 21:00 (UTC+08:00)
    • Online
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    STORIES FOR ALL –

    A Storyteller’s Sharing Session on Experiences in the Special Needs Classroom

    Join Nancy in a sharing of experiences in using storytelling with children with special needs on:

    Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

    Time: 7.30pm to 9pm (Singapore time)

    See: https://tinyurl.com/LeppardTime for the time in your time zone. If the timing is not convenient you can opt to receive the recording.

    Cost: SGD$5 for FEAST members (FOC for Young Storyteller members)

    SGD$10 for non-members


    Nancy Leppard became a professional storyteller 15 years ago, after a career as both a special needs and a mainstream teacher. In this webinar she will share her experiences of telling stories in various special needs schools in Singapore and beyond. She will share how she chooses stories and the various strategies for telling them based on specific needs pupils of varying ages with different types of special needs.

    Nancy believes that storytellers have many tools to use, but we must use them with careful thought and constant reflection. She says, “Over the years I learnt that what works in one session might not work in another, and what works with one child might not work with another. So, what did I do? I went back to basics. I worked on the stories. I worked on myself. I thought deeply about what I should keep and what I should change.”

    ABOUT NANCY LEPPARD

    Nancy came to storytelling after more than a decade teaching both special needs and mainstream pupils. She first discovered the power of storytelling in the classroom, where she used it to engage, inspire and educate her pupils. Gradually her storytelling moved beyond the classroom and for the past 15 years she has been training and entertaining people of all ages; from pre-schoolers to senior citizens; and from all walks of life, from teachers to taxi drivers.

    Nancy’s work involves performing and teaching storytelling in mainstream primary and secondary schools. She continues her passion for working with pupils with special needs by conducting storytelling workshops in various schools. She also performs in museums, shopping malls, old folks’ homes, and even on MRT trains and the Singapore Flyer. She recently embarked on bilingual storytelling in Mandarin and Teochew. Further afield, Nancy has performed for the Society for the Blind in Nottingham and at the Middle Street Resource Centre in Nottingham UK, at the Kaohsiung Children’s Museum of Art in Taiwan and at the MS2 St. Johann in Tirol, a primary school in St. Johann, Austria.

    Most recently and due to travel restrictions, she featured in the Singapore Eco Film Festival with a story for the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore. Nancy has been a Professional Member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore) for the last 15 years and is a long serving Executive Committee Member.



Past events

18 Dec 2020 FEAST Anthology Book Launch
3 Dec 2020 Podcasting for Storytellers
19 Nov 2020 PARENT-CHILD story swap
3 Nov 2020 Storytelling in STEAM Education
28 Oct 2020 GHOST STORIES - story swap
9 Oct 2020 Down the Rabbit Hole: The how and why of researching stories
30 Sep 2020 MOUNTAIN TALES - A story swap
15 Sep 2020 FEAST Cultural Appropriation Panel Discussion
27 Aug 2020 RIDDLE TALES - A story swap
20 Aug 2020 MAKE IT YOUR OWN: A Crash Course In Developing Your Own Storytelling Perspective by Sherry Norfolk and Bobby Norfolk
23 Jul 2020 BUG TALES - A story swap
9 Jul 2020 Camera Ready! - Taking Your Storytelling Online with Confidence.
25 Jun 2020 STRONG WOMEN - A story swap
5 Jun 2020 SUPPLEMENTARY STORY SWAP Featuring Tellers from India - Stories for Children
26 May 2020 Discovering and Using a Narrative Mindset Rethinking Narrative’s Place in Your Work, School, or Community. A FEAST Webinar by Kevin Cordi
22 May 2020 STORY SWAP - Stories for Children
29 Apr 2020 FROM FOLKTALE TO PRINT: A Discussion with the Folklorist, Librarian and Storyteller, Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald
24 Apr 2020 ASIAN FOLKTALE STORY SWAP
20 Mar 2020 VOYAGES - A Story Swap for World Storytelling Day 2020
27 Feb 2020 FEAST WEBINAR - HOW TO ENGAGE WITH AND INFLUENCE VULNERABLE YOUTH THROUGH THE POWER OF STORYTELLING
31 Jan 2020 FEAST WEBINAR - Strengthening the Storytelling Voice
13 Dec 2019 JOURNEYS - An Online Story Swap
18 Oct 2019 STORYTELLING IN THE CLASSROOM: Lessons in Practice by a Storyteller-in-Residence
18 Sep 2019 Nature Story Swap
30 Aug 2019 Storytelling as Relationship
24 Jul 2019 DRAGONS AND HEROINES: MAKING FAIRY TALES AND MYTHS COME ALIVE
14 Jun 2019 STORY SWAP - Planting Seeds: Stories of Hope and Growth
10 May 2019 TANDEM STORYTELLING: IT TAKES TWO TO TANDEM!
12 Apr 2019 STEPPING OUTSIDE THE STORY: Storytelling in the Context of Language Learning
15 Feb 2019 Using Storytelling to Support and Enrich Children’s Creative Writing
18 Jan 2019 Telling with Puppets
17 Dec 2018 A Gift of Stories
8 Oct 2018 Marketing and Developing Your Storytelling Business
14 Sep 2018 Voice Characterisation in Storytelling
7 Sep 2018 Short and Simple Story Swap

The Federation of Asian Storytellers Ltd is a non-profit company incorporated
in Singapore in June 2018.

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