UPDATED ON: 6 Nov 2021
The 6 Nov live streaming session has been shifted to a pre-recorded session for later broadcast during the festival and / or will be available on VOD. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the new date(s) that this will be available for viewing. Thank you for your understanding in advance.
Join these storytellers late in the night as they share stories of when things go bump in the dark. Hear stories about undead beings that lurk behind banana trees. Watch at your own peril.
This session is co-presented with the Singapore Book Council.
6 Nov Sat, 9.30pm – 10pm
Rosemarie Somaiah: “The Child Abandoned” (from Waking the Dead and Other Horror Stories) by Yvette Tan
Grace Kalaiselvi: “The Photo” (from The Real Ghost Stories of Borneo 4) by Aammton Alias
13 Nov Sat, 9:30pm - 10pm
Kamini Ramachandran: “The Queen” (from Apple & Knife) by Intan Paramaditha
Roger Jenkins: “44 Cemetery Road” (from Scream to the Shadows) by Tunku Halim
Writers / Presenters
Kamini is a second generation storyteller who inherited her late grandfather's repertoire of tales. Her work is influenced by her childhood growing up in the jungles of Malaysia and her South Indian ancestry. Through Moonshadow Stories she spearheaded performance storytelling for adult audiences in Singapore. She founded The Storytelling Centre Limited to advance the art of storytelling through the Young Storytellers Mentorship Programme and the annual StoryFest Singapore.
Grace Kalaiselvi, an Intercultural Theatre Institute graduate, is a freelance theatre practitioner and educator. Her recent acting works include Rasanai: An Invitation to Appreciate for T:>works’ Festival of Women: N.O.W. 2021, Amma's Sarees for The Esplanade’s PLAYtime! 2021, and a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be for The Necessary Stage’s M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2021. She initiated and is a member of Brown Voices, a playwriting collective.
Rosemarie Somaiah, author and artist-educator, runs Asian Storytelling Network in Singapore. Since 2000, she has worked with organisations sharing stories for all ages at museums, schools, universities, and international festivals. She is a member of the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) and a founding member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore).
Roger is a Merdeka generation storyteller, founder of the 398.2 Storytelling Festival (Singapore's longest running story festival), and a founding director of the Federation of Asian Storytellers. The US National Storytelling Network commissioned a story from him for its 2020 Halloween celebration.