Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Clare Coburn: Singapore International Storytelling Festival 2013


Last week I returned from an amazing trip—a week in Singapore at the brilliantly organised Singapore International Storytelling Festival where I received a wonderful welcome as keynote speaker, workshop presenter and storyteller. It was very humbling and encouraging. If you're on facebook, you can see a record of the event at https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeInternationalStorytellingFestival?hc_location=timeline  
I met enchanting storytellers from throughout the region and was honoured to be a guest with Len Cabral and Gene Tagaban from the USA, Ng Kok Keong from Malaysia, Muriel Bloch from France as well as Amihan Bonifacio-Ramelete and Sigmund Pecho of the Phillipines.

I spent the following week in Hiroshima, a city where grief mingles with resilience, and art and creativity serve to honour suffering. The city both remembers its tragic past and celebrates its new vitality. My experiences there inspired the theme for this month's PlayshopStory Playshop from 7-9.30pm at 319 Auburn Road, Hawthorn.

Also, remember the storytelling muster is scheduled for Cup Day. Read about our special 'musterers' and book your ticket to be present on the day: 
Clare


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