Many Short Courses Make a Filling FEAST

   What's the Idea Behind Our Monthly On-line Programme?


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 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 45 minutes, after which those who are watching on line can ask the presenter questions.


    Our Past Webinars 


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.


SCHEDULE FOR 2019 


World Storytelling Day Story Swap

 20th March at 7.30pm (Singapore time)

Theme: Asian Epics, Myths and Legends 



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

More than sixty per cent of human communication happens through stories! Students of all ages and levels love them and can start storytelling from elementary upwards if we let them!

What kind of activities tap into our students’ love for stories in order to move from teacher led storytelling to student communication? What effects can these activities have on presentations, pronunciation, writing, critical thinking, creative thinking, classroom management and much more?

This session presents practical ideas and activities around stories for all ages, which can also be adapted to listening and reading activities in class. Come ready to talk and improvise! Participants will get a handout with activities and stories

Rebecca Lemaire is a TEFL teacher, teacher trainer and storyteller. Her passion is to look into people’s eyes, and travel with them through stories whether in their first language or not. She uses storytelling in her English classes for primary, secondary and adult students and goes into schools to do storytelling workshops and sessions for students of English. She also works with the Hands Up Project, doing storytelling workshops online with Palestinian students. Rebecca trains teachers (primary and secondary) to use storytelling in their classes (British Council, the Department of Education of Catalonia, language academies, etc.) 

More info at rebeccalemaire.wordpress.com

Youtube: Rebecca Lemaire https://bit.ly/2SAzoZP


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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! 



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

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