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The Better Face of Storytelling Competitions

I just got back from Jakarta where I was judging the Storytelling Competition for the Asian English Olympics. I'm not normally that keen on storytelling competitions, but I feel differently about this one. Firstly apart from the first round all the stories are improvised on the spot. So there is none of the spouting of memorised lines that I have seen in so many storytelling competitions.…

Added by Sheila Wee on February 23, 2013 at 2:51am — 2 Comments

I believe...

For me stories are at the root of what it is to be human. Our lives are shaped by the stories we hear and tell; in fact life itself is an ever unfolding story.

Science is now telling us that we think in stories; our brain is hardwired that way. This is not surprising, as since the earliest times humanity has educated itself through storytelling. Storytelling has helped us pass on survival skills and values; build strongly bonded families and communities; learn how to live together in… Continue

Added by Sheila Wee on July 6, 2008 at 3:46am — 3 Comments

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