Well I've been a furniture maker working alone for 25 years, and now want to be with people.
I've been clowning and learning to juggle so I can travel around New Zealand performing for free to rural schools. I intend to…"
I loved your story, especially your accent and actions....this is real connection and telling a story, many people do not do this, I love to copy, speak along and act out with you.
"What a globe trotter storyteller, my compliments. I am an Italian writer and blogger and I live in Rome. I am also a storyteller and I try to create stories catching inspiration from news, invention from reality, in a few words. I know my English…"
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Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher, fiction writer, blogger, storyteller and theatre director was born in Naples in 1968 and currently lives in Rome.
Since 1994 he conducted workshops and experiential laboratories on theatre, storytelling and social animation in clinical and therapeutic institutions, as drug addiction rehabilitation and mental health communities, as well as in several conferences on education subjects offered to professionals.
He has a degree in Information theory and from 1994 to 2002 he attended meetings on managing and leading a group by the psychoanalyst Harold Bridger (founding member of the Tavistock Institute).
His first book, Sunset (Lapis Editions, 2002), in 2003 was selected by the International Youth Library (IYL), in Munich, Germany, for the White Ravens, a mention for books from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy.
Here are the following publications:
2006 Young world, collection of short stories (Editrice La Ginestra)
2006 The poet, the saint and the navigator, novel (Fermento Editore)
2007 The cosmopolitan trunk, collection of short stories (Editrice La Ginestra)
2008 Between earth and water, illustrated novel (Zampanera Editore)
2008 The interval, novel (Intermezzi Editore)
2012 Jair, the sound is life, novel Ebook (Edizioni Rockshock)
2013 The gift of diversity, short stories (Tempesta Editore)
2013 Different Loves, short stories (Tempesta Editore)
Many of his texts have been published in various literary and cultural magazines and since 2003 you can read some of his short stories and articles on Carta magazine.
In addition to Rome, he told his stories around Italy here:
2004: Literature Festival Evocamondi, El-Ghibli, Bologna.
2005: Literature Festival “Afro-Italian Voices”, Rome.
2005: Fourth Edition of the National Meeting Culture and literature of migration, Ferrara.
2005: Literature Festival “Intersection of the roads”, Bologna.
2009: Third National Seminar for Intercultural Education, Senigallia.
2010: International Symposium, "Identities, gender and in-equalities", Trieste.
2012: Migrant Ideas, Pigorini Museum, Rome.
2013: Festival "Theatre of people, interculture on stage", Palermo.
In 2005 he created the Theatre Storytelling Laboratory, becoming artistic director of the Italy Theatre Storytelling Festival, “The gift of diversity”.
Since 2009 you can read on his Blog the section Stories and News, where he writes short stories inspired by news gathered in the press, with the following motto: if news is often false, we have stories.
Ciao Alessandro...io scrivo dall'Argentina. Mio padre era di Rimini ...e ho capito che il tuo nome viene dall'Africa, vero?
Ho cominciato il corso di narrazione 3 anni fa......non ho molta esperienza però vedo che tu sei un bravo un tutto, scrittore, narratore, un vero artista....!!!!
Mi ha piaciuto tanto conoscerti....Un abbraccio, Inés
Sono stata a Roma 2008....bellissima cittá!!
I can remember being a child sitting on my parent's front porch listening to my grandmother and grandfather, we called them Big Papa and Big Mama share stories as the wind would whistle through the trees bending to the power of the story. Storytelling is a powerful tool that never fails to bridge itself to every individual, culture, creature to give voice to the silent, the strong, the weak, the good, the bad we live because of the stories of life that surround us and I am happy to share and to hear the tales of life.
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