Federation of European Storytelling Conference August 2010
Location: Reading University Campus, Reading UK
Participants: 60 beautiful and talented storytellers and producers, teachers and volunteers from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Canada, Jordan, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Greece, The Netherlands (did I forget any??)
It was the annual FEST conference to gather together...what happened? We played, we sang, we drank, we broke bread together. People met old friends and made new ones. We watched documentaries told from inspiring storytelling angles....we gathered and shared our wisdom.
It was my second Conference and a phenomenal experience. I wasn't sure that anything could beat Lausanne's Conference last year, but this one matched it and at times improved on it.
There was a lot of shared wisdom, some great development on multilingual and bilingual telling...great spontaneous storytelling and experimental lab work which produced some BEAUTIFUL collaborations on storytellers getting together for an hour and producing something new (galopa, galopa galopa!)
Canada and Jordan were our international observers, thanks to them for making the trip! (Serina, Eric and Dale!)
We met many new faces that didn't make it to Lausanne and were so glad to see that the word had spread.
I would love to hear more of what other people experienced....weigh in your opinions! and please post your photos!!