"We know how accessible and powerful storytelling
can be," says Wilds.
During an interview with the Star, Akech Masika, the director of Misango Arts Ensemble, said the purpose of holding the festival is to help students in their academics, enable them to appreciate the art of storytelling
and enhance their creativity.
He especially emphasized on the power of inspirational storytelling
to create win- win situation for the storyteller and the audience.
PHOTO| AUGUSTINE SANG| NATION MEDIA GROUPBesides storytelling
, the show also featured a series of 55 thought-provoking questions on the progress made ever since Kenya attained independence under the Twitter hashtag #55Questions4Kenya.
Research points to the therapeutic effects of storytelling
in improving well-being and mental health.
However, a designated showcase day is suggested for Wednesday, November 7, with schools and community groups encouraged to hold events on this date and showcase their work online with the hashtag #GrowingStories Community groups can also apply for a PS75 subsidy towards the booking of a storyteller from Scotland's Directory of Storytellers in order to run a storytelling
It was attended by record-high 168 students aged 7 to 12, accompanied by 21 teachers as their storytelling
coaches, from 13 schools in Metro Manila, Cavite and Rizal provinces.
'The Persian style of storytelling
was evolved from the great empire of Akbar and with the unordinary increasing interest in the people of Lucknow, storytelling
was officially started in Urdu language on regular basis,' Fawad Khan added.
Fawad Khan further added that after the boom of electronic and social media, the possibility of live storytelling
is slim but it should be revived and promoted by our media.
Paola Balbi, famed Italian storyteller as well as pioneer of the Stortyelling Revival and artistic director of the International Storytelling
Festival in Rome, told XPRESS, "In the local tradition, Bedouin people had an amazing repertoire of stories.
The grownup storytelling
in an 18th Century working watermill - Shepshed Watermill - will feature a talk by Nell Phoenix, from 7.30pm to 9pm.