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Workshops for Mothers at Gilan Libraries

The workshops will run for two months till March 5 and participants will be informed of the latest methods, techniques and achievements in story-telling and book-reading by experienced story-tellers
The lively ritual of story-telling establishes a bilateral connection between narrator and listener which helps the latter to complete the details of the tale in his/her mind.The lively ritual of story-telling establishes a bilateral connection between narrator and listener which helps the latter to complete the details of the tale in his/her mind.

The Public Libraries Office of Gilan has organized workshops where mothers will be trained how to read books and tell stories to children.

The story-telling and book-reading workshops are part of a larger program titled ‘Winter Soiree with Book.’ Its purpose is to promote reading culture among families in Gilan Province, IRNA reported.

When it comes to families, “mothers play a significant role in promotion of book-reading culture,” said supervisor of the provincial Public Libraries Office, Zahra Badanara.

“The workshops will run for two months from January 4-March 5 and participants should be members of the public libraries in the province. They will be informed of the latest methods, techniques and achievements in story-telling and book-reading by experienced specialists,” she added.

A number of efficient methods in story-telling are based on plot summaries, the writing of which will be taught at the workshops. Participants will be invited to a competition and winners will receive awards from the public libraries.

The briefing session for the workshops was held January 3 at the public library of Ahl-ol-Beyt in Astane-Ashrafieh city. The session was attended by Badanara, Shahrbanou Bidmeshk Haqiqi, a specialist in story-telling at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) in Tehran, a group of selected librarians, library experts and cultural officials.

At the session, Badanara specified that each public library should cover a radius of 1,500 meters in its cultural activities.

Haqiqi defined story-telling as “an oral, direct, live and physical narrative of a tale.

A story-telling artist uses facial expressions and body language to convey the elements and imagery of the tale to the audience. The lively ritual of story-telling establishes a bilateral connection between narrator and listener which helps the latter to complete the details of the tale in his/her mind.”

More information is available at the public libraries or via internet on the website of the Public Libraries Office of Gilan (www.gilanpl.ir). There are a total of 102 public libraries in the northern province.

 

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