Your Invitation to the Feast!

Why Join FEAST?

Access regular webinars  that offer  you the chance to learn from experienced tellers as they share ideas on different aspects of storytelling.

The annual conference is a chance to meet fellow tellers, take part in practical workshops and see/hear lots of storytellers in action. The conference will be held in a different Asian city each year.

FEAST was set up by the directors of storytelling festivals in Bangkok, Chennai, Jakarta, Kuching, Seoul and Singapore, so if you tell a story at the Conference . . . you may be talent-spotted!

Professional members, have your own page which can introduce you to people looking for a storyteller outside of your usual contacts.

Enjoy our catalogue of stories told and recorded by our members - and  not only in English, too!  (The full catalogue will  only be accessible to members.) Over time it will become a fascinating and invaluable resource.

Looking for a story? Or a story on a theme? Or for a particular age-group? Or occasion?  Submit your storytelling questions to our Forum and tap on the shared wisdom of like-minded people.



THE FEAST PLEDGE

Although membership is open to anyone, the founders have agreed on some common standards that we want our members to practice.  To encourage members to follow our 10th objective, we ask that, when joining FEAST, you agree to the principles stated in our pledge:

As a Storyteller, 

  • I will try to tell stories that are appropriate for each  audience and occasion.
  •  I accept that there are many different ways to tell a story, according to each teller’s culture, audience, purpose, and their personal skills.
  •  I respect the culture from which a story comes. When I change a story, I will acknowledge what I have changed,  and why.
  • When I learn a story from another teller, I will do my best     to make my telling uniquely mine, and gratefully acknowledge the teller who gifted me that story.
  •  I believe that a well-told story is like good food: that it encourages people to come back for more! Therefore, whoever tells a story well, helps all of us by popularising storytelling and growing our global audience.
  • And, as every feast requires a generous host and many cooks, so I come to this FEAST grateful for what I have learned from others, and willing to share my skills with  those who seek to learn. I want to add my voice to the timeless tradition of tellers, handing on wisdom from generation to generation.

HOW DO WE DEFINE ASIA? 

If you are resident in one of these countries, and you consider yourself to be in Asia, then we are happy to accept you as a member of FEAST: 

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia,  China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel,   

Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines,  

Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria,  Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan,   

United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

THE GUIDE TO REGISTERING 

as a professional member

When you register as a Professional Member, you will be asked to provide information about your work as a storyteller. This information will be displayed on your personal Profile page.  You can read what our existing members have written about themselves in their profiles in the Directory.

We hope this information will be useful for fellow members and prospective clients who may be looking for telling talents.  As FEAST is not a booking agency, and we do not vet our members, we want the information you provide to give prospective clients a sense of who you are and your experience as a storyteller, in order that they may open a conversation with you.  

Preferred Audience

  • Preschool / Primary / Teenage Adult / Seniors / Special Needs Corporate  / Organisation

Preferred Audience Size


  • up to 25 / 50 / 100 / 250 /500 / 1000 (choose the largest size you feel comfortable telling to)

Languages


What languages are you comfortable telling in?

What year was your first paid performance

Summarise your performing experience (100 words)
                                     
International experience  
  • list up to 10 Festivals/international events             
My style : 50 words to describe your style!

My Repertoire (select those which apply)
     Asian folktales / World stories / Personal Stories
     Myths & legends / Historical stories / Biographical stories

Area(s) of focus in my work:  (select those which apply)
Advocacy / Education / Environment / Gender / Heritage Organisational / Peace

You will also be asked to upload  a Publicity Headshot
You  can also upload two more photos, 3 video links, and your website, facebook and blog addresses. When choosing your photos, please remember we are promoting oral storytelling rather than reading aloud, so we do not permit photos of storytellers holding a book.

Note that you can amend/update your profile at any time after joining, so don't worry if you don't have a website or blog now, you can add details later when you do!  Simply log in andn when you do you will see a prompt to view your profile. When you do, you will see a button enabling you to EDIT your profile.  Do remember to save when you are done!

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