Healing Tales Chennai Storytelling Festival

With the 2021 edition of the festival going online, you may attend it from home too
The festival goes online this year
The festival goes online this year

Storytelling is not mere child&rsquos play as most of us are likely to think. It is an art. It has immense therapeutic values. A trip through India often reveals how storytelling has been intertwined with the culture of the country. From Pandavani to Chitrakathi, from the carvings on temples to the designs on Baluchari sarees, are a few examples.

And if you want to know more or hear some of the best storytellers from around the globe, then join the Chennai Storytelling Festival 2021, which begins on February 6. &lsquoA teaching and learning festival about storytelling&rsquo, it will be held through February. The tagline for this year is &lsquoThe Healing Power of Story, Storytelling, and Story-enacting&rsquo.

Organised by the World Storytelling Institute, in association with the Chennai Storytellers group and other organisations and individuals, the ninth edition of the festival will be held online keeping the pandemic situation and the travel restrictions in mind. Apart from storytelling sessions, there will be workshops, storytelling and resonations sessions, dream-sharing sessions, healing story circles, discussions, and a chance to interact with some of the global storytellers. Chennai-based World Storytelling Institute has been co-founded by Eric Miller and Magdalene Jeyarathnam.

The sessions (read more here) will be held over the weekends and will conclude on February 28.

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