StoryFest 2021: Workshop - Telling Stories With Confidence: An Introduction To the Craft of Storytelling

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Workshop - Telling Stories With Confidence: An Introduction To The Craft of Storytelling
by Verena Tay

Date: Sunday, 27th June 2021
Time: 10am – 4pm (with 1hr lunch break)
Venue: Blue Room, The Arts House
Ticket: $80
Type: Workshop
Platform: In-person

For adult participants ages 18 years old and above.

  • Educators
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  • Emerging Artists
  • Managers & Leaders

Telling Stories With Confidence: An Introduction To the Craft of Storytelling

Stories can change people’s minds and make a difference. Stories help you learn and connect with others. We’re so attuned to telling stories that we tend to think it’s a gift – a talent you either have, or don’t. When really, storytelling is a skill you can learn and practise.

If you’re struggling to communicate your ideas at work, have a tendency to ramble on with friends or in interviews, this workshop is a safe space to start telling better stories. If you’re an aspiring performer, this workshop will help you to develop the craft of storytelling.

Through step-by-step processes and hands-on exercises, learn to craft simple stories using familiar folktales and gain fresh insights and skills on how to confidently engage an audience.

  • Discover different methods to craft a story – whether you’re looking to reframe or create one
  • Learn how to rehearse the telling of the chosen story
  • Explore Kamishibai or traditional Japanese visual storyboards
  • Practise using voice and body effectively as a communicator
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
  • Create a simple story or adapt a folktale, and sequence story events
  • Engage with the story and learn it without memorisation
  • Develop an expressive voice and movements to bring the story to life for an audience
About Verena Tay

Verena Tay is a seasoned storyteller, theatre practitioner and writer. With over 25 years of experience performing, directing and writing for Singapore English language theatre, Verena has published four collections of her plays as well as two short story anthologies. She has edited 12 volumes of short stories including the popular Balik Kampung series. She has also successfully coached adults to improve their storytelling craft and conducted numerous creative writing workshops.

All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased
Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for suitable cue for seating
No Refunds, no exchange of tickets

TraceTogether check-in is required
There will be temperature screening before entry into The Art House
Patrons should be masked at all times
Audience groups are to be seated at least 1 metre apart
Patrons are not to move around the venue during programmes
A safe distance of 1 metre should also be observed between patrons and facilitators at all times
There will be no physical interaction between patrons and facilitators

Unauthorized video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/performance is permitted within reason.

Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House
With the support of National Arts Council Singapore
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