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398.2 Storytelling Festival 2021 is back with exciting, new sessions! Be enchanted by these fascinating fairy tales and folktales.

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The new normal may be a damper on our spirits but 398.2 Storytelling Festival 2021 is here to put a smile on your face. Fairytales and folktales are not just for children; if you would like a respite from reality, register for our sessions and be amazed by our talented storytellers. 

This festival is brought to you by Storytelling Association (Singapore) and Public Libraries Singapore. 

This programme is for adults.

Please note that this programme will be livestreamed from an onsite programme at Central Public Library Programme Zone. There will not be any storyteller conducting the programme on Zoom.

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  • This programme is conducted entirely online. You may access Zoom via the app or using a web browser.
  • Please ensure that you enter a valid email address as you will receive an email with the link to the online programme/event near the day of the programme/event.
  • The link of the programme should not be shared with others.
  • Do ensure that you have a strong internet connection. Using your mobile data is not recommended.
  • The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant without any reason and notice.

Theme: The Decisive Moment  

French photographer Cartier-Bresson coined this phrase for the vital moment that captures the very essence of a scene. These five fascinating stories, some traditional, some personal, deal with the decisive moment when we are  tested and defined by our choices - a flight to freedom, a meeting a stranger, choosing a partner, keeping our faith, or facing certain failure.  At times, gripping, comical, inspirational yet always engaging.

About the Storytellers

Mabel Lee 

Mabel has been telling stories for more than 20 years to little children as part of her work at a childcare centre, at festivals, museums and in the last 10 years to adults as well.

Kala Sundaram 

Kala has been a member of the association since 2008. She enjoys stories, especially stories that transport her to worlds hitherto unknown to her.

Roger Jenkins 

Roger founded the 398.2 Festival in 2015. He is delighted to continue as a performer, sharing stories in his conversational and often comical style.

Jessie Goh 

Jessie has been a primary school teacher for 40 years and her pupils remember her best - for the stories she told, the poems and songs she taught and the games she played with them.

Horus Chay 

Horus is an aspiring storyteller who enjoys good storytelling sessions. He also enjoys ant keeping and dragon boat rowing.

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The National Library Board (NLB) manages a network of 27 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy by providing a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library and a comprehensive network of Public Libraries.

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