Stories in Transit II

Stories in Transit II

Stories in Transit II - Telling the Tale in Times of Conflict

Oratorio Santa Chiara, Ballarò, Palermo
5-7 May, 2017

The focus of these workshops was around making stories and poems through the act and experience of playing games. After a series of games, the final workshop led up to each participant creating their own word-game for the group to play together. To read the details of the games and exercises from this workshop, including instructions, please click here.

To view some photographs from this workshop, please click here, the programme can be downloaded here.

To read a report with more details of this workshop, click here.


Students of Centro Provinciale per l’Istruzione degli Adulti (CPIA)

Félix Assouly - from NGO Bibliothéques sans Frontiéres, which empowers people through access to information, education and culture

Clelia Bartoli - teacher, writer, and coordinator of the educational experiment Polipolis at the "CPIA - Palermo 1," dedicated to unaccompanied foreign minors; lecturer in Human Rights at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Palermo, she has served as an expert at the Italian Ministry of Integration

Stephen Brichieri-Colombi - writer and engineer of water resources planner focused in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. In retirement, he designed and built innovative sea-side housing in the Caribbean; Director of SynAquaNon

Valentina Castagna - lecturer, translator, writer, former Associate Research Fellow at the Birkbeck College (University of London), worked for several years as an independent interpreter and translator for the Law Courts of Palermo

Selma Dabbagh - writer and human rights and international criminal lawyer; author of the novel Out of It (2011)

Ester Gendusa - holds a Master of Arts in "Gender, Culture, and Politics" from Birkbeck College (University of London) and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Palermo (Italy) where she teaches English Literature and Language

Badia Obaid - Arabic-speaking Zipang Mesopotamian Storyteller with a repertoire of stories from ancient Iraq; born in Baghdad, has a long career in the Arabic world and in the UK as an actress, voice-over artist, writer, reporter, presenter, and producer with work in theatre, film, television, and radio

Daria Settineri - anthropologist and teacher with a degree in Classical Studies from the University, Ph.D. in Anthropology of the Contemporary from the University of Milano-Bicocca; she lived and worked in Tunisia on the impact of migration on marriage rites

David Swift - artist and toymaker, see his work here

Wafa' Tarnowska - published children's writer, storyteller and translator

Philip Terry - poet, professor at the University of Essex, where he teaches Creative Writing; writer and editor of The Penguin Book of Oulipo (2019)

Marina Warner - writer and cultural historian, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, Fellow of the British Academy and President-Elect of the Royal Society of Literature

Elizabeth Wickett - Canadian writer and film-maker, scholar of oral tradition and performance, documentary film maker and social scientist currently living in Italy; she has worked as a development communications specialist in Egypt, as an EFL teacher in North Africa and Director of English and Arabic Departments in Cairo, and as a researcher/community participation expert across in the Nile Basin in Bangladesh, India, Yemen, and in Ghana on water management projects

Steve Willey - poet and lecturer in Creative and Critical Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, co-founder of Watadd, a research and creative writing network that explores the intersection of Western and Arabic poetic traditions to create new communities through poetry

Stevie Wishart - musician and composer, B.A. Hons Music (University of York), MLitt (University of Oxford), fruitful and passionate career in experimental as well as traditional music, focusing on the ability of music to bring people together

Andrea Zarza Canova - archivist with a BA in Philosophy, postgraduate studies in Records and Archives Management at the University College London, studied sound and music technology at the London College of Communication, she has taught workshops about sound and listening to children, and is a curator of World and Traditional Music and an audio preservation engineer

Supported by the Metabolic Studio, with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London; Diparmento di Scienze Umanische, University of Palermo; School of Arts and Humanities, Birkbeck College, London; Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino; Fondazione Ignazio Buttitta di Palermo; Oxford Comparative Criticism (oCCt); Holberg Prize.


Next project: → Stories in Transit III

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