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FEST online forum #16: Routledge International Handbook of Therapeutic Stories and Storytelling

April 21, 2022 Thursday,19:00    -    21:00

This is a unique book that explores stories from educational, community, social, health, therapeutic and therapy perspectives, acknowledging a range of diverse social and cultural views in which stories are used and written by esteemed storytellers, artists, therapists and academics from around the globe. Divided into five main sections, this book examines different approaches and contexts for therapeutic stories and storytelling. The collected authors explore storytelling as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in education, social and community settings, and in health and therapeutic contexts.

Dr Clive Holmwood, co-editor, associate professor Dept. of Therapeutic Arts, Deby University UK, dramatherapist, will give an overall perspective of the International Handbook and speak about his chapter, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt': Neuro -Dramatic- Play, multi-sensory informed storytelling approaches to working with children under five.

Dr Sue Jennings, co- editor, is Professor of Play, a lifetime award from the European Federation of Dramatherapists. Distinguished Scholar of the university of Witwatersrand. A pioneer for Dramatherapy and Neuro -Dramatic -Play, She will be talking about her chapter 'Through the Fairy Door.. to the Land of Stories' and the 'Storytelling Brain'.

Sharon Jacksties, co-editor, performance, applied and community storyteller, with a former career in mental health, will talk about her chapter, 'The Body Politic', an account of my storytelling practice with torture survivors and their families

Vincent Meyburgh, artistic director/founder of Jungle Theatre Co. South Africa together with Ntombifuthi Mkhasibe, and Joce Engelbrecht have contributed a chapter entitled 'Callers and Hearers, song, orality, orature and aurality in African theatre performance'. Vincent will be talking about Jungle Theatre's use of traditional stories, how these are made relevant and preserved for urban listeners and interpreted for multi lingual audiences.

Listen and share:
Thursday 21st of April 7 pm (CET)
Beware: 6 pm (GMT), so for people from the UK and Ireland, and 8 pm (EET) for people from Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia)

How to attend the event?
The FEST Online Forum will be hosted on zoom. To participate you will have to register in advance. Registration is possible via this LINK or click on the button below.
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We hope to see many of you on Thursday 21/04!
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