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Storytelling Conference 2014 (25/10/2014)

Holding students' attention in the classroom is more difficult than ever because of the variety of entertainment and stimuli they are now accustomed to and expect.

Storytelling may just do the trick because everyone loves a good story.

To help you create a fun and interactive learning experience for your students, we are proud to present our keynote speaker, Fran Stallings, a professional storyteller from the US, at our Storytelling Conference 2014 on Saturdays 25 October and 1 November.

As a participant, you will learn from both her and a scintillating line-up of professional storytellers and authors, the skills you need to bring stories to life to benefit your pupils' listening and learning, their language acquisition, their understanding of character, literary creativity and simple, daily human communication skills which can so easily be lost through the use of mobile phones and other social media gadgetry.

Like the 100+ participants in 2013 who learnt the tools at our successful inaugural conference this is your chance to discover the power and gift of storytelling.
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This year's programme includes the option for Fran to make school visits to perform stories and conduct workshops for students and teachers, in addition to presenting workshops during the two full Conference days. This will be a great opportunity for students and teachers to learn the power of storytelling in sparking imaginations, conveying information, understanding cultural differences, language learning as well as moral education. For the details about booking our keynote speaker, Fran Stalling, please contact Ms Alva Wong at alvawong@commercialpress.com.hk or 2976 6606.

Thank you for joining us at the Storytelling Conference 2014!

About Fran Stallings:

FRAN STALLINGS grew up in a tradition of family storytelling. Although she trained as a biologist (and that's another story) she has been a professional storyteller since 1982. As an Artist In Residence for the Oklahoma Arts Council since 1985, she has reached many thousands of students K-12; she reaches thousands more through her workshops training their teachers and librarians in storytelling and its curriculum applications. Fran conducts workshops, residential courses, and festival performances nationwide, in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Egypt.

She has been an instructor at the National Summer Institute of Storytelling and at the National Congress on Storytelling in Education. She received the 2009 John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association for her contributions to the art of storytelling in the Southwest.

Fran currently lives in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. When she is not travelling to perform at festivals, to teach the art of storytelling, or to serve as an artist-in-residence in schools, she writes professional articles, songs, and English retellings of Japanese tales.

Objective: Professional development for teachers and educators. However, anyone who is interested in storytelling as an art form or who works with children may join.

Venue:Law Ting Pong Secondary School
8 Ma Chung Road, Tai Po, New Territories
(10 mins walk from Tai Po Market Station)
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Fee:HK$600 for the 2-day conference

Dates and Times:25th October (Saturday) 10:00a.m. - 17:15p.m.
1st November (Saturday) 10:00a.m. - 17:30p.m.

Registration Deadline:17th October 2014

Payment method:

Please send the completed Registration Form together with a crossed cheque (payable to The Commercial Press (HK) Ltd.), with each participant’s name and contact number on the back, to Blooming Club, The Commercial Press (H.K.) Ltd, 9/F, Eastern Central Plaza, 3 Yiu Hing Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong.

Your registration will be confirmed by email, within 3 working days after receipt.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Alva Wong at 2976 6606 or by email at:

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Storytelling Conference 2014 Program & Registration Form

Date 25 Oct, 2014 (Sat)
Time 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Venue Law Ting Pong Secondary School
Speaker Mrs. Fran Stallings
Host Ms. Christa Tam