Parallel Narratives was honored to join a rich convergence of international storytellers at the 2021 Chennai Storytelling Festival. This year, the CSF was hosted virtually via Zoom over the course of 4 weekends throughout the month of February. Nearly 150 tellers from around the world shared their gifts in a marathon of 27-hour live sets to accommodate time zones spanning the globe.

The festival also hosted scholars and practitioners that explore the use of storytelling for healing: including Laura Simms, Grian A. Culanda and our own Trish Denton. The World Storytelling Institute maintains a video library of the sessions, where you are welcome to browse a sumptuous cornucopia of these storytelling performances and workshops. This is an amazing resource for expansive exposure to the oral storytelling tradition across continents!

Click this link to browse the video library and check out this poetic session from our workshop, “Using Metaphor and Magic to Transform Life Stories”. What do you see in the image? Please LEAVE A COMMENT to combine your thoughts with the workshop participants! We’d love to hear from you.