World Storytelling Institute

presents

 

Chennai Storytelling Festival

 

Video Library

 

The annual Chennai Storytelling Festival began in 2013.  One of the Festival's missions is to facilitate communication between Chennai (and the rest of India), and the world beyond -- especially among people who appreciate stories and storytelling.

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CSF 2021 -- Storytelling and Healing.

CSF 2020.

CSF 2019.

CSF 2018.

CSF 2017.

CSF 2016.

CSF 2015 -- Storytelling for Teaching-and-learning.

CSF 2014 -- Storytelling and Healing.

 

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CSF 2021 (6th-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-28th Feb 2021).

 

A) Interactive Talk.

B) Workshops (15).

C) Storytelling and Resonations Session.

D) Storytelling and Discussion Session.

E) Storytellings (58).

 

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A) Interactive Talk

 

"Therapeutic Storymaking." 

Alida Gersie (England).  Recording (57 min). 

13 Feb 2021.

 

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B) Workshops (excerpts) (15)

 

1

"Create a Healing Fairy Tale,"

Allison Quaid (Germany).  Recording (70 min). 

13 Feb 2021.

 

2

"Improvised Group Storytelling,"

Bruce Kirchoff and Katherine Barron (USA).

Recording (60 min).

20 Feb 2021. 

 

3

"Creative Storytelling for Resilience, Empathy, and Change,"

David Heathfield (England).  Recording (44 min).

27 Feb 2021. 

 

4

"Narrative Therapy." 

David Newman (Australia).  Recording (83 min).

7 Feb 2021. 

 

5

"Create your own Fantasy Healing-story."  Teaching Notes.

Eric Milller (Chennai).

28 Feb 2021.

 

6

"Organic Storytelling: Movement Efforts and Storytelling

for Self-awareness and Personal Growth."

Gail Herman and Jean Pao Wilson (USA). 

Recording (68 min).

13 Feb 2021.

 

7

"Full Moon Ceremony and Story Workshop,"

Jennifer Ramsay (Spain).  Recording (47 min).

27 Feb 2021.

 

8

"Storytelling for Connection, Insight, and Transformation."

Lani Peterson (USA).  Recording (71 min). 

13 Feb 2021.

 

9

"Story in Psychodrama, and in other Aspects of Expressive Arts Therapy."

Magdalene Jeyarathnam (Chennai).  Recording (70 minutes).

20 Feb 2021.

 

10

"Storytelling for Helping Children to Develop Emotional Intelligence" (for people who work with children).

Mashuda Muthi (Chennai).  Recording (93 min).

14 Feb 2021.

 

11

"The Power of Telling: High School Students Grow and Heal While Telling Their Stories" (especially for adults who work with high school students, or who would like to do so).

Norah Dooley (USA).  Recording (67 min). 

6 Feb 2021. 

 

12

"Mindfulness and Storytelling."

Sonia Bareja Punhani (New Delhi).  Recording (79 min).

14 Feb 2021.

 

13

"Using Therapeutic Stories with Children, Teenagers, and Adults."  Susan Perrow (Australia).  Recording (75 min). 

7 Feb 2021.

 

14

"Parallel Narratives: Using Metaphor and Magic to Transform Life Stories."

Trish Denton (USA).  Recording (31 min).

27 Feb 2021.

 

15

"A Kenyan Interactive Approach to Storytelling."

Wangari Grace (Kenya).  Recording (67 min).

20 Feb 2021

 

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C) Storytelling and Resonations Session

 

Nilguen Yalay tells "The Seal Woman," and leads a discussion regarding ways the story might apply to one's life.  Recording

(67 min).  14 Feb 2021. 

 

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D) Storytelling and Discussion Session

 

"The Earth Story Collection" presentation.

Grian A. Culanda (Spain), Donald Smith (Scotland),

Jennifer Ramsay (Spain), and Alette Willis (Scotland).

Recording (88 min). 

13 Feb 2021.

 

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E) Storytellings (58)

 

Angela Halvorsen Bogo (Norway).  Recording.

7 Feb 2021.

 

Bandan Preet Mahajan (New Delhi).  Recording. 

7 Feb 2021.

 

Barry Stewart Mann (USA).  Recording.

14 Feb 2021.

 

Banumathy H. (Banu) (Chennai).  Recording. 

14 Feb 2021. 

 

David Heathfield (England).  Recording.

21 Feb 2021.

 

Debjani Bhaduri (Chennai).  Recording. 

14 Feb 2021. 

 

Dimple Tahilramani (Pune).  Recording.

7 Feb 2021.

 

Divya Anand (Chennai)

Part 1, Recording.  Part 2, Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Donna Dudinsky (Canada).  Recording.

21 Feb 2021.

 

Eric Miller (Chennai).  Recording.

From a recent "Storytelling by and for Adults" session.

 

Eva Abram (USA).  Recording.

27 Feb 2021.

 

Faye Mogenson (Canada).  Recording.

20 Feb 2021.

 

Geetha Subramanian (Coimbatore).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Howard Lieberman (USA).

Part 1, Recording.  Part 2, Recording.

20 Feb 2021.

 

Jasmine Carvalho (Canada).  Recording.

27 Feb 2021.

 

Jasmina Žiljak (Croatia).  Recording. 

14 Feb 2021. 

 

John Richardson (USA).  Recording. 

6 Feb 2021.

 

Judy England-McCarthy (USA).  Recording.

20 Feb 2021.

 

Jyoti Pande (Bhopal).  Recording.

21 Feb 2021.

 

Lani Peterson (USA).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Lavanya Prasad (Bangalore).  Recording. 

21 Feb 2021.

 

Leena Kulkarni (Pune).  Recording.

7 Feb 2021.

 

Lynn Torrie (Canada).  Recording.

27 Feb 2021.

 

C. Mangalam Senthil (Coimbatore).  Recording. 

21 Feb 2021.

 

Manisha Bhise (Bangalore).  Recording.

14 Feb 2021.

 

Maricris Basto (Philippines).  Recording.

14 Feb 2021.

 

Marijana Mrvos (Croatia).  Recording.

7 Feb 2021.

 

Mary Kuttikadan (Mumbai).  Recording.

21 Feb 2021.

 

Mary Louise Chown (Canada).  Recording. 

14 Feb 2021. 

 

Mashuda Muthi (Chennai).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Meenu S. (Bangalore).  Recording.

14 Feb 2021.

 

Meera Venkatesan (Bangalore).  Recording. 

14 Feb 2021.

 

Meher Gehi (Mumbai).  Recording. 

21 Feb 2021.

 

Nagarajan S. (Chennai).  Recording.

14 Feb 2021.

 

Nandita Sankaran (Bangalore).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Nidhi Bagaria (Mumbai).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Mee. Pandiarajan (Chennai).  Recording.

6 April 2021

 

Parvathy Eswaran (Bangalore).  Recording. 

21 Feb 2021.

 

Poonam Joshy (Bangalore).  Recording. 

7 Feb 2021.

 

Pratibha Ashtaputre (Bhilai, Chhattisgarh).  Recording. 

28 Feb 2021.

 

H. M. Patibha (Chennai).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Ramya Iyer (Bangalore).  Recording. 

21 Feb 2021.

 

Renu Narayan (Chennai).  Recording.

7 Feb 2021.

 

Richard Swanson (USA).  Recording.

6 Feb 2021.

 

Sahil Raina (Mumbai).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Sangitaa Sehgall (Visakhapatnam).  Recording.

14 Feb 2021.

 

Sharada Ryali (Hyderabad).  Recording. 

7 Feb 2021.

 

Sharmilee Muralidharan (Chennai).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Shivani Dhillon (Chandigarh).  Recording. 

28 Feb 2021.

 

Smita Rajan (Mumbai).  Recording.

14 Feb 2021.

 

Sonia Bareja Punhani (New Delhi).  Recording.

7 Feb 2021.

 

Sowmya Srinivasan (Bangalore).  Recording. 

14 Feb 2021.

 

Srividya Veeraraghavan (Chennai).  Recording. 

21 Feb 2021.

 

Sue Hodson (South Africa).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021.

 

Surbhi Sarna (Bhubaneswar).  Recording. 

14 Feb 2021.

 

Uma Jairam Iyer (Chennai).  Recording.

14 Feb 2021.

 

Wangari Grace (Kenya).  Recording.

28 Feb 2021

 

Valentina Ortiz Pandolfi (Mexico).  Recording. 

14 Feb 2021.

 

Zarin Maraikayar (Chennai).  Recording.

21 Feb 2021.

 

 

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CSF 2020.

 

 

13 Feb 2020.

As an event in Chennai Storytelling Festival 2020, we had a Seminar on "Ways of Using Storytelling To Teach Various Subjects". 

 

Barry Stewart Mann -- in Atlanta, Georgia, USA – kindly joined us via videoconference and gave presentations relating to teaching Math, and teaching about "Restorative

Justice".

 

Regarding the latter topic, Barry told a Tamil folk tale, "The Fish Brother," and then led us in a wonderful role-play relating to the story. 

 

Barry begins telling the story at 34:00.  The role-play process begins at 38:45, and continues to the end of the recording at 52:00.

 

The recording is here (52 minutes).

 

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11th Feb 2020.

This was the Chennai Storytelling Festival 2020 Videoconference Conversation.  Topics included:

"Storytelling and Videoconferencing". 

The recording is here (64 minutes).

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CSF 2019.

 

 

6 Feb 2019.

This was the Chennai Storytelling Festival 2019 Videoconference Conversation.  Topics included:

"Storytelling for Creativity, Teaching, Training, and Healing"

and "Living, Thinking, and Telling Mythically".

The recording is here (78 minutes).

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CSF 2018.

 

 

6 Feb 2018.

This was the Chennai Storytelling Festival 2018 Videoconference Conversation.  Topics included:

1) The theme of CSF 2018, "Storytelling for Teaching, Training, and Healing: Helping to Activate the Listener"; and

2) The state of the global Storytelling Revival.

The participants were:

1) Sonia Carmona Tapia -- Seville, Spain.

2) Tim Sheppard -- Bristol, England.

3) Regina Ress -- New York City, USA.

4) Shiuly Kisku -- Mumbai.

5) Rony Banerjee -- Patna.

6) Krishna Chaitanya -- Hyderabad.

7) Aparna Athreya -- Bangalore.

8) Sowmya Srinivasa -- Bangalore.

9) Radha Viswanathan -- Chennai

10) Eric Miller -- Chennai

11) Cathryn Fairlee -- Chennai (based near San Francisco, California, USA).

The recording is here (75 minutes).

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CSF 2017.

 

 

7 Feb 2017.

Videoconference discussion about 1) Storytelling in the World Today, 2) Storytelling for Teaching-and-learning, and 3) Therapeutic Uses of Storytelling".  The videoconference's Guest Co-host is Regina Ress, in Chennai.  Info about, and a link to a recording of, this videoconference is here.  This was an event in Chennai Storytelling Festival 2017.

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CSF 2016.

 

 

Feb 2016.

Videoconference discussion about Ways Storytelling can be a form of Communication, and The Storytelling Revival today.  Info about, and a link to a recording of, this videoconference is here.  The videoconference's Guest Co-host is Ruth Stotter, in Chennai.  This was an event in Chennai Storytelling Festival 2016.

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CSF 2015.

 

 

Feb 2015.

Videoconference discussion about Using Storytelling to Teach Languages.  Info about, and a link to a recording of, this videoconference is here.  The videoconference's Guest Co-host is Richard Martin, in Chennai.  This was an event in Chennai Storytelling Festival 2015.

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CSF 2014.

 

 

Jan 2014.

Videoconference discussion about Storytelling and Healing.  Info about, and a link to a recording of, this videoconference is here.  This event previewed Chennai Storytelling Festival 2014.