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    • 8 Mar 2021
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    NURTURING STORYTELLERS AS THEY GROW 

    by David Heathfield


    Date: Monday 8 March 2021

    Time: 7.30pm to 9pm (Singapore time)

    See: https://tinyurl.com/DavidGrows 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

    In this highly practical and interactive workshop David will share a nourishing selection of short and simple activities, story learning methods and longer project ideas which we can use to support children, teenagers and adults as they grow as storytellers.

    There are myriad trajectories people follow on their way to becoming storytellers whatever their age. Many people dip their toes in and then choose to go on step by step to gradually immerse themselves. Others plunge in at the deep end.

    As people who nurture storytellers, our focus from the outset can be on playfulness, encouraging people to respond creatively to storytelling so that they notice and pay attention to what touches them. Then, once people are open and engaged, they are ready to start retelling simple tales moving from imitation to innovation as the story becomes their own. We can guide each person towards discovering which of the many story-learning strategies work well for them. Supporting storytellers as they grow may involve encouraging them to find, prepare and try out different kinds of stories for themselves. They learn to tell stories that they wish to share with their listeners. Everyone develops in a unique way so, in order to nurture storytellers, we can allow space for self-discovery, self-reflection and self-directed coaching.

    People from all backgrounds and of all ages can grow in resilience and self-esteem as they become storytellers. Storytelling can humanise these challenging times of change.

    In this inclusive workshop, participants are given the opportunity to reflect on ways of developing other people's confidence and competence as storytellers. You will respond creatively to and retell a folk story told by David as well as share your own experience of developing yourselves and others as storytellers.

    This is a practical and experiential workshop about giving people opportunities to be creative, to be playful, to rehearse and to perform as they learn, and all this within a supportive, confidence-building framework. Participants will come away with practical techniques and, perhaps, new insights.

    ABOUT DAVID HEATHFIELD 

    David Heathfield is a storyteller who tells tales and runs workshops in the UK and around the world. He runs online Creative and Engaging Storytelling for Teachers (CrEST) courses https://davidheathfieldblog.wordpress.com/teacher-training/ and has worked as an online storytelling teacher trainer internationally with the British Council, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and the Hands Up Project. He recently ran a workshop with the Storytelling Association (Singapore) titled Live, Creative, Engaging, Intercultural Online Storytelling. He has travelled to do storytelling teacher training in Nepal, Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Slovakia, Turkey, Dubai and Libya. He also teaches English and writes about student creativity in language learning.

    David is the author of two teacher resource and development books:

    Storytelling With Our Students: Techniques for telling tales from around the world (DELTA Publishing) https://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/fix_page.cfm?type=title&isbn=978-3-12-501354-4

    Spontaneous Speaking: Drama Activities for Confidence and Fluency (DELTA Publishing) https://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/fix_page.cfm?type=title&isbn=978-3-12-501606-4  

    He has written for three British Council books:

    Integrating Global Issues in the Creative English Language Classroom: With reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is a free to download PDF ebook. David’s chapter is called Storytelling for a Better World –

    http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/PUB_29200_Creativity_UN_SDG_v4S_WEB.pdf

    Creativity in the English Language Classroom is also free ebook. David’s chapter is Personal and Creative Storytelling: Telling Our Stories - http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/sites/ec/files/F004_ELT_Creativity_FINAL_v2%20WEB.pdf

    Creating an Inclusive School Environment is another free ebook. Storytelling for diverse voices is the chapter co-written by Alla Göksu and David https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/J157_Creating%20an%20inclusive%20school%20environment%20report_FINAL_web.pdf  

    Here is a freely available article David wrote about storytelling with children learning English:

    The Joys of Storytelling with Young Learners and Storytelling Lesson Plan, Appinep Newsletter, February 2019 https://view.joomag.com/appinep-winter-issue-2019-appinep-e-newsletter-13-final/0547132001551260747?short&

    More publications are listed here: https://davidheathfieldblog.wordpress.com/publications/

    David’s extensive YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/dwh202

    David loves to create connections and build bridges across cultures and between people through storytelling.

    www.davidheathfield.co.uk


Past events

22 Feb 2021 PLAYING WITH STORIES with Priscilla Howe
28 Jan 2021 STORIES FOR ALL – A Storyteller’s Sharing Session on Experiences in the Special Needs Classroom
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
24 Jul 2020 FOLLOW UP MEETING - Proposed FEAST - India Chapter
23 Jul 2020 BUG TALES - A story swap
10 Jul 2020 PROPOSED INDIA CHAPTER - A round table discussion
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
15 May 2020 TALES FROM THE LONGHOUSE
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
1 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - 3rd Storytellers' Conference
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
1 Feb 2020 Call to Members for the Submission of Stories for FEAST's 2020 Asian Folktale Book
1 Feb 2020 Open Call for Workshop Submissions - MEMBERS
1 Feb 2020 Open Call for Workshop Submissions - NON MEMBERS
31 Jan 2020 FEAST WEBINAR - Strengthening the Storytelling Voice
15 Jan 2020 Jakarta Storytellers' Conference Schedule Summary
1 Jan 2020 Annoucing our 3rd Storytellers' Conference
1 Jan 2020 Announcing 3rd Storytellers' Conference
13 Dec 2019 JOURNEYS - An Online Story Swap
22 Nov 2019 2nd FEAST Storytellers' Conference - Bangalore, India
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
27 Oct 2018 Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival (PINKS)
19 Oct 2018 Korean International Storytelling Festival
8 Oct 2018 Marketing and Developing Your Storytelling Business
14 Sep 2018 Voice Characterisation in Storytelling
7 Sep 2018 Short and Simple Story Swap

Donation goal

Collected: $2,008.00
Goal: $5,000.00
40%

 WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR DONATION ?

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.

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

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