Paul and I will be plenary speakers at the 8th Buyuk Koleji ELT conference on Saturday in Ankara, with our storytelling presentation – Kamishibai Man.
Kamishibai means ‘paper theatre’ and is part of a long tradition of picture storytelling in Japan. A small wooden stage was strapped to the back of a bicycle and was carried from town to town. The kamishibai performer made a living by selling sweets, and told his stories in a serial fashion, with cliff hanger endings so that audiences came to hear the next episode. We spend our lives telling stories, at home, at work, at school. But some stories are so good we wish they’d never end; they’re so gripping that we’re desperate to hear the end. These stories are so powerful they really are with us forever.
See the conference website – http://www.buyukkolej.k12.tr/ELT/ – for more details.