workshops available and ofcourse what others have to say...
“I really enjoyed your session, it was one of the most
developed & unique that I attended during SISF. I've definitely spent time
reflecting on the concepts you shared, & how I can integrate them into my
Participant, Singapore International Storytelling Festival
” ... all praise for your skills and generosity.
It was a great opportunity to learn and share with colleagues and early
education trainees... you're good fun and good-funny!”
Participant, Dignity for Children, Malaysia
From my heart to your heart - we are all storytellers
This workshop is for parents, grandparents, lovers of a great
tale, writers, songwriters... well people :-) who want to
develop or finetune their inherent storytelling skills.
Written and oral storytelling skills (including voice, stage
presence, characterisation) are explored. What are the differences?
Students develop a piece for presentation using song, music,
props, and none of these extras!
The language of
Teachers and community workers.
This workshop overviews simple methods of sourcing stories,
adding languages into those stories, participation hints and
overviews the way children and adults learn about the world
Explore our cultural heritage and diversity as a classroom/group.
The great tales of Ireland, Wales, Norway, Argentina, Italy,
Macedonia, Australia...often share similar tales, moral lessons.
Together we explore what tales we have in common and make
time to listen to each other.
Line-by-line stories - A truly communal
the magic of story – For younger participants;
Children create an art piece on an A4 sheet of paper, which
are put together as a story quilt. Together we will weave
a story (or 10) to include all contributions.
For older participants;
Children and/or adults are encouraged to offer the next line
in a story. The stories will be guided to a 10 page maximum
and all participants illustrate their contribution. The stories
will be collated and bound as books for the centre/workplace/library
This workshop can be done in collaboration with
a visual artist to create a beautiful and personal piece.
Life as story
This workshop explores the ways in which we can listen, hear
and elicit stories. We cover presentation of ourselves as
a story, ways in which we offer alternate stories and the
value of the witness.
Our lives can be seen as a series of stories. Together we
can develop past events/memories into good tales for the telling.
We will create a supportive development and telling environment.
We will explore appropriate metaphors and cultural tales to
embed our story.
For more information, contact me