April 6, 2018 9 a.m. April 7, 2018 – 5 p.m.
ATRiuM, University of South Wales
We are delighted to announce details of this year’s George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Annual Symposium. This year the theme is Storytelling and Refuge / Storytelling as Refuge. Following on from our two most recent symposia, looking at themes of Storytelling and Justice and Storytelling and Place respectively, this year’s symposium explores an important cross section of these themes: storytelling as a means of creating awareness of refugee and migrant issues, as well as its ability to provide moments of refuge in the midst of chaotic events. In a world where migration and refugees are constant talking points in political and cultural spheres, story and storytelling take on crucial roles in crafting and shaping narratives around migration and refuge. But story can also act as refuge; as a sanctuary for the lost, for the wanderer, and those who seek spaces of literal or metaphorical peace.
April 21, 2018 10 a.m. April 22, 2018 – 4:30 p.m.
Atrium, CF24 2JU
We’re delighted to be partnering with ‘Chwedl’, the new storytelling network for women in Wales, to host a two-day intensive workshop created specifically for women storytellers in Wales by Sally Pomme Clayton.