FEAST welcomed its first special interest group on 24th July 2020.
Special Interest groups are a way to further enhance FEAST’s objectives of promoting and supporting storytellers.
What are some of the general benefits of a special interest group (SIG)?
a) A SIG enhances a sense of camaraderie between storytellers who, while separated by long-distance or isolated in their geographical location, share the group’s common interest/purpose;
b) A SIG creates an opportunity to share best practice ideas with like-minded tellers;
c) A SIG gives a space for tellers to share stories – and personal experience – with friends who are knowledgeable, empathetic and appreciative of such contributions;
d) A SIG encourages more tellers to take on active roles in the running of the the organisation, as responsibilities, rotate among the members, giving participants the chance to chair meetings, practice hosting skills, take minutes, etc.
e) While most of a SIG ’s activity will only be for its members’ sake, we are confident there will be times when the Chapter wants to share its work with our membership as a whole, e.g. via a storytelling performance.We look forward to seeing other interest groups emerging in FEAST. If there are at least 8 – 10 members keen to actively support the proposal, then we believe the interest group is viable and it’s over to you.