Art And Culture

Tributes to Master Storyteller

Tributes to Master StorytellerTributes to Master Storyteller

To pay tributes to the famous Iranian storyteller Hamid Ameli, Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center has organized an exhibition titled ‘Story, Voice, Book’ to be held at the Central Book City Institute from November 18 to 20.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) and Book City institute during the Book and Reading Week, celebrated from November 15 to 22 every year, IRNA reported.

Ameli was a master storyteller whose popular weekly radio program which ran for more than 20 years was cherished by many radio listeners. He started as a storyteller in radio in 1958 and during his long career created fond memories for his listeners, mostly children. He passed away on January 6, 2008 after a long battle with lung cancer.

The exhibition will focus on Ameli’s books and oral storytelling and the program to commemorate him is scheduled for November 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the book institute.

  Creative Storytelling

Another program scheduled during the book week is titled ‘Seven Museums - Seven Stories’ which includes musical, dramatic and other creative storytelling and book reading sessions to be conducted in seven museums in Tehran through the week.

The program, organized by the documentation center and library in collaboration with Children and Young Adult’s Research Center and the International Council of Museums (ICOM), aims at reviving the traditional art of oral storytelling to draw children’s interest in books and reading.

It will be held in Post, National, Carpet, Peace and Moghadam Museums and Golestan Palace, and Negarestan Garden at 11 o’clock daily for a week from  November 15.