2020 Connected Virtual Conference & Festival

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One World of Stories – Celebrating Diversity and Commonality Through Folktales

This storytelling workshop for beginning and burgeoning storytellers offers practical insights into researching and performing multicultural folktales. Participants will explore how to shape and share folktale repertoire that respectfully reflects both the uniqueness of cultural heritage and the universality of human experience. Heather Forest is a modern-day bard. Her multicultural folktale books and musical storytelling …

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International Spotlight: Folktales of India

India with its numerous states and varied cultures, has folktales beyond imagination Kathai Kalatta promotes and nurtures Indian culture and heritage through stories. We will be presenting Indian folktales to give a glimpse of Mother India. Kathai Kalatta is an initiative to revive the age old Indian tradition of storytelling from homes to the public …

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International Spotlight: The Owl Prince & Other Folktales From Asia

Event for Ages 16+ Enjoy eight Asian tales of courting, quarrelling, cooking and socially/cosmically distant couples who follow the beat of an Indian drum, as told by Kalah Rajesh, Wong Swee Yean, Simone Sales, Sheila Wee, Jumaini Ariff, Ahn Sook Kim, Roger Jenkins and Karen Lee. We’ve chosen stories that appeal to adults, though if …

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Northeast Region Spotlight Performance

Event for Ages 16+ Stories Tony Toledo, EmceeTony emceed Speak Up Spoken World Open Mic every Wednesday for seven years in Lynn, Massachusetts. He gave each person who spoke a lucky coin wrapped in a little thank you story. With his storytelling, Tony Toledo bought his massive one tenth of an acre estate in Beverly, …

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Traditional Tales From Scotland

Event for Ages 10+ Scotland has a rich heritage of Folk Tales many of which have come down to us through the Scottish Travelling People who are the custodians of a rich oral tradition. Many of our tellers have learned these stories directly through this tradition and will pass them on “eye to eye, mind …

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Opening Welcome & Keynote Addresses

Event for Ages 16+ Greetings from NSN and Storytellers around the world! Beyond Borders with Ekansh Tambe High School student Ekansh Tambe has visited six world borders, taking photographs and telling stories. In this brief talk, he will guide us through his experiences and what he has learned.Ekansh loves traveling, having visited six world borders …

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Pre-Conference: Healing Story Alliance Spotlight Performance

Event for Ages 16+ In reflecting on the role of Stories to Heal during the pandemic HSA members discerned a need for a virtual place to gather and regularly share stories and feelings. A thread wound through our planning that of serving others and sharing empathy. Our title is drawn from that thread and experience. …

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Pre-Conference: Youth, Educators and Storytellers Alliance Workshop

Personal Storytelling with College Students in Theory and Practice with Dr. Charles Parrott and the Kennesaw State University Tellers. Join Dr. Charles Parrott and the KSU Tellers for an afternoon of stories and exercises focused on personal narrative storytelling. The KSU Tellers, a student storytelling ensemble housed in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies …

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Pre-Conference: Healing Story Alliance Workshop

Hosted by Lani Peterson, Wally Scott, Heather Forest, and Cheryl Cofield, with Libby Tipton. HSA explores and promotes the use of storytelling in healing. We share experiences and skills to increase our own knowledge of stories and how best to use them to inform, nurture, inspire and heal, both organizations and individuals. We strive to …

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