DISC Online Storytelling Cafe - 'Unexpected growth'
Time & Location
About the Event
May 8 (Sat) 19h-20h CEST
Come sit with us in our Storytelling Cafe lounge and meet some of our best Storytellers from all across the world! To join on Zoom, log in HERE (in case you log in via your own zoom account, you might be needing this: Meeting ID: 929 1200 5031 & Password: 014295 )
We will be celebrating the joy of Storytelling with our great Capetonian friend Malusi Ntoyapi. Malusi is bursting with passion and filled to the tip with stories. He puts them to words, to paper AND into action. Let's all get activated by Malusi!
And we will be welcoming our dear friend Shonaleigh Cumbers. She is not just any storyteller. She’s a Drut’syla; a living tradition holder. A tradition that flourished in Jewish families, but that was wiped out during the holocaust. Almost wiped out. As far as we know, Shonaleigh is the last Drut’syla. Shonaleigh learned her craft from her bubbe, her grandmother, Edith Marks. A Drut’syla holds 12 cycles of traditional stories in her being. Each cycle contains around 100 stories. Each story is connected to others in a tightly woven network, a fabric of stories that comes from a centuries-old tradition. Shonaleigh is reported to know as many as 3,000 stories. Some take days to tell. But, as Shonaleigh says, ‘It’s not about the length but the depth. A good joke can be a good story too.'.
Also we are delighted to present the wonderful Charmaine Mrwebi from Bloemfontein, South Africa. Charmaine is a published author, librarian and founder of the Charmza Literary Club (among many other qualities!). She strives to empower communities to be able to tell their stories in their own language. Growing up in Thaba ‘Nchu, Mrwebi was a voracious reader. She has often spoken about how reading allowed her to travel the world without leaving her home. And that is right up our alley; stories make us travell far & wide - wherever we are - especially in these Corona times!
As you know, we are putting our Storytelling Cafe's in the world for free; because we find it important that everyone can join and stay connected. If you would like to partner up with us and help putting this into the world for all to enjoy; consider a donation. You can find all the donation info HERE
Looking forward to seeing you @ZOOM!