FEST Forum #4 – Oral Storytelling & Video

October 2, 2020

In the FEST Forum #4 we will take a look at some examples and discuss the opportunities online media gives oral storytelling, our main focus will be the use of video.

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FEST Forum #2 Applied Storytelling in the Corona Crisis

September 22, 2020

Sharing stories was rediscovered in times of corona. Strangely enough we, the international storytelling community, story practitioners, storytelling coaches and narrative therapists, always knew how important it is to share stories, both for personal development as for creating social impact and building connection. And for giving meaning because: People make stories, and stories make people: they determine the fabric of our lives and our identity’ (Christine Brinkgreve 2016). For this reason, we would like to explore the ways sharing stories can give comfort in these difficult times, by focusing on concrete examples, coming from different directions and dealing with different groups. Programme The importance of sharing stories – Stu Packer, storyteller and storytelling coach Storytelling and mental health in times of corona and afterwards – Eniko Szabo, storyteller and story therapist, Tipe Tupa, Romania How narrative therapy can help us in times of crisis – Ovidiu Gavrilovici, Associate professor Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania How to explain corona better, using stories – Giovanna Conforto, storyteller, story practitioner and lecturer at the International School of Storytelling An example from practice: Corona in the City, a project by Amsterdam Museum and many local partners – Maren Siebert, project manager Corona in the City (www.coronainthecity.nl)

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FEST Forum #1: Storytelling during Corona

September 17, 2020

Without doubt, the current Corona crisis is affecting the entire performance arts sector. Some lost all work, others are exploring new opportunities and taking new initiatives. What connects us is that we all have to re-invent ourselves, just like everybody else in Europe and the rest of the world. That is why FEST will host online forums, starting coming Thursday, the 30th of April at 8 pm (CET). We invite you all to join and to discuss being a storyteller or a storytelling organisation in these crazy times. The gathering will be moderated by Senem Donatan Mohan and Arjen Barel.

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