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And the winners are …

From the 18 submitted stories the jury nominated two winners whose stories stood out from the other very good stories – one in the category “fiction” and one in the category “non-fiction”:
Prudence from Nigeria has won in the category “fictional stories” with her story “The Arrogant Princess” – a story about a princess who learnd the hard way that life is not a picnic.
Mamadou from Guinea has won in the category “true stories” with his story “A talented boy”. His story is about a young boy who travelled alone from Africa to Europe to live his dream to become an artist and musician.
You can listen to both stories in our story collection.
The other stories will also be published in our story collection.

Festival in Palermo

The LISTEN Festival of Social and Labour inclusion of Migrants and Refugees was a great event organised by our Italian partner CESIE in the premises of the social enterprise and coworking space “Molti Volti”. It was a wonderful conclusion to our project! The highlights were the workshops and the award ceremony – the two winners of the LISTEN award were celebrated. Continue reading Festival in Palermo

LISTEN in Palermo

The Italian partner CESIE has done a storytelling event connected to LISTEN in Palermo. They aimed to foster the integration of migrants by using storytelling.

In a workshop the participants learnt how to structure stories, how to create atmosphere and, of course, how to tell them. The workshop was in Italian, so participants automatically used and learnt the Italian language. The storytelling workshop was a great success. Some of the participants decided to tell their publically, others to write them down.

Pictures, reports and stories of the Palermitan event you can get here.

The Power of Storytelling

During our project and work with storytelling we are finding permantly information about the power of storytelling. A very beautiful video with the famous actor Ian McKellen as storyteller we want to share with you: https://vimeo.com/125383660.

 

But not also actors and storytellers know about the power of storytelling. It is also a topic for scientific researches. An scientific article about her results studying the storytelling culture in Southern Africa you can find here.

LISTEN in Göttingen

During the last week of June, BUPNET and blinc helped a group of migrants to create their own radio show. The radio show was created in cooperation with VHS Göttingen and StadtRadio Göttingen.

The participants were German language learners who have left their countries of origin for different reasons. To combine these two aspects, they have chosen the topic “Flucht und Bildung” (“flight and education”) for their radio show. During the week they learnt some storytelling methods, and developed the interviews, reports and music they wanted to share during the show.

Continue reading LISTEN in Göttingen

Submit a story

The LISTEN team invites you to enter the LISTEN award with a story – fictional or real. The story can be a memory, a self-created story, a fairytale, legend or myth.
The stories should reflect the idea of LISTEN aimed to promote intercultural storytelling with refugees and migrants as we believe that a story can build bridges and create mutual understanding between different cultures.

With your permission your story will become part of our LISTEN collection of (life) stories.

Find out more about the award here.