Many Short Courses Make a Filling FEAST



UPCOMING SCHEDULE


Asian Folktale Story Swap 

Friday 24 April 2020

7.30pm to 9pm, Singapore time

What is a Feast Without Lots and Lots of Delicious Courses? 

Well, we hope to give you plenty to 'chew on' through this on-going series of sessions conducted by experienced members of FEAST. They will cover a wide variety of practical topics and aim to enhance your storytelling - and possibly encourage you to try something new!  Although we're connecting by web-cam, it's still a relatively intimate experience and you'll get to see a teller in (literal) close-up as they share their knowledge and experience.

We hope the webinar programme helps deepen your involvement with FEAST as it gives you something practical you can apply to your own telling.  

It will be a learning process for us too - not only in terms of how we deliver the content, but also how we schedule the programme. Do send us your ideas, suggestions or requests for topics that you'd like to see covered.  Perhaps you are interested in drawing stories, telling bi-lingually, stories for teenagers,  sharing personal stories, adding some magic ticks or using props or . . .   Please email us with your suggestions!

Recordings of past webinars are available for you to watch for the same fee ($5 members/$10 non-members). Please purchase from the Store and you will receive a link 

The puppet workshop was outstanding. Good learnings from the workshop!! - Nupur Aggarwal, Hyderabad, India

What's the Idea Behind Our  Monthly Online Programmes  


How Do I Take Part?

  1. Register. There is a fee of SGD$5, or SGD $10 for non-members. (Our Young Storyteller members can register free of charge for all webinars).  
  2. You will receive a link to enable you to join the session at the time/day of the webinar.
  3. When you use the link, you will be prompted to download the Zoom video-conferencing software and install it.  This is very simple to do.  
  4. Make sure your webcam is connected. 
  5. When you open the programme, your screen will show the images of all the participants. You will be greeted by our Host who welcomes everyone as they join before introducing the Presenter.
  6. Do be punctual
  7. We strongly recommend you watch on a computer, not connecting by phone. 
  8. There is a chat button: at any time you can type in a question and submit it.  The host may draw the attention of the presenter to your question during the session or save it for the Q&A at the end.

What happens if I can't attend the session at that time? 

Don't worry! The session will be recorded and a link will be sent to all those who registered for the session, so you can view it at a time that suits you! 


What Happens in a Webinar?

One of our experienced members shares tips and techniques on a particular topic. As it is live video, you will  get to see and hear the presenter demonstrate a particular technique - for example, how to use puppets in your storytelling.  The assumption is that you are not a puppeteer, but you would like to have some ideas about how you could animate puppets more effectively, or ways that you could integrate puppets into your telling (using the puppet as your storytelling partner?) 

The presentation will usually take about an hour or so, after which those who are watching online can ask the presenter questions.

                      Our Past Webinars and Story Swaps 

Recordings of all these webinars are available for sale at SGD$5 for FEAST members and  SGD$10 for non-members.

Story swap recordings are available free of charge  

Please email feaststory@gmail.com if you would like to purchase a webinar recording  or request our story swap recordings  


2018  

 SHORT AND SIMPLE STORY SWAP


7 September 2018

Watch the story swap here


VOICE CHARACTERISATION IN STORYTELLING 

14 September 2018

Ariyo Faridh Zidni  guides you in fine tuning your vocal  skills with varied voice tones  to bring life to the different characters of a story


MARKETING AND DEVELOPING YOUR STORYTELLING BUSINESS

8 October 2018

Four experienced professional storytellers share their experience of marketing their services as storytellers and developing a business. 

Hosted by Roger Jenkins (Singapore) and featuring:

  • Aparna Athreya (Bangalore, India)
  •  Deeptha Vivekanand (Chandigargh, India) 
  • Sheila Wee (Singapore)
  • Ariyo Faridh Zidni (Bogor, Indonesia)

 A GIFT OF STORIES - STORY SWAP 


17 December 2018

Watch the story swap here

2019  

TELLING WITH PUPPETS

18 January 2019

Roger Jenkins demonstrates how to use  puppets effectively in your storytelling. 


USING STORYTELLING TO  SUPPORT AND ENRICH CHILDREN'S CREATIVE WRITING 

15 February 2019

Sheila Wee shows how speaking, listening and reading activities can be woven into the writing process, to engage children in a holistic language learning environment that enhances children's creative writing.


WORLD STORYTELLING DAY STORY SWAP : Asian Epics, Myths and Legends   

20 March 2019 

Watch the story swap here


STEPPING OUTSIDE THE STORY: Storytelling in the Context of Language Learning 

12 April 2019 

Rebecca Lemaire shares a host of practical ideas and activities around stories for all ages, which can also be adapted to listening and reading activities in class.

 

IT TAKES TWO TO TANDEM

10 April  2019 

Jen and Nat Whitman, aka The Whitman Tellers, explore the power of tandem storytelling.Learn how working with a partner opens up a new world of flexibility in voicing, staging, and audience management. Explore ways to create your own tandem performance style by harnessing the unique talents of each teller. 


FUNDRAISING  STORY SWAP - Planting Seeds - Stories of Hope and Growth

 Friday  14 June

Watch the story swap here


DRAGONS AND HEROINES: MAKING FAIRY TALES AND MYTHS COME ALIVE

Alton Takiyama-Chung helps participants experiment with tools and techniques to breathe life into the characters of a story.  Using facial expressions, voice, gestures, and body movements, participants will learn ways to become the dragon or the heroine.  Becoming the characters, allows the teller and the audience to visualize them more clearly.  It is this clarity, which brings the characters and the story to life. 


STORY AS RELATIONSHIP 

In this webinar,  Doug Lipman  helps participants to look at ways to treat storytelling as the set of interactive processes it has always been at its core - and learn how we can allow stories to engage us and our listeners in a dance of mutual imagination


NATURE STORY SWAP

18 September 2019

Watch the story swap here


STORYTELLING IN THE CLASSROOM: Lessons in Practice by a Storyteller-in-Residence

Deeptha Vivekananad presents practical tips to those who are currently involved in storytelling in schools and those wishing to become resident storytellers, on where to start, how to pace it, and how far to go when it comes to integrating storytelling in the curriculum.


JOURNEYS STORY SWAP

Friday  13  December  

Watch the story swap here


STRENGTHENING THE STORYTELLING VOICE 

This webinar is an attempt to share some of the voice and speech related learnings acquired over 40 odd years of Deepa Kiran's work and life  experiences in : All India Radio, English language teaching, theatre & television projects, narrating in dance ballets, recording voice-overs for films and learning yoga.

This is an interactive webinar, with exercises plucked from theatre, yoga, radio voice-work, chanting, poetry-reading, and music.  These exercises will help strengthen your voice, improve clear utterance, and build musicality in speech.


HOW TO ENGAGE WITH AND INFLUENCE VULNERABLE YOUTH                                                          THROUGH THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

Drawing on a mix of experience, personal and professional reflections, and an understanding of expected outcomes, Rona Barbour will help participants to create their own unique storytelling toolkit, specifically adapted to working with vulnerable teenagers within their own practice. The webinar will focus on the ways in which we can first ensure, that the storytelling is being delivered to an engaged and enthusiastic audience, in a safe, sensitive and professional way. This webinar will also develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed in order to ensure that the stories we do tell to teens are not only fully inclusive and relatable to diverse audiences, but they are also filled with rich, stimulating language, are enjoyable and will hopefully be embedded and remembered long after they have been told.




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

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