Storytelling is a great way to promote languages and this year Mother Tongues has been involved in a number of initiatives promoting the use of heritage languages through storytelling.
Our first multilingual storytelling session took place in the Gutter Bookshop on Culture Night in September 2018. Throughout the year we have been developing our Language Adventures initiative, with monthly family storytelling and craft sessions in Dolphin’s Barn Library. This year we have also been collaborating with Chester Beatty Library offering storytelling for families in different languages in the beautiful surroundings of this amazing museum.
This week we are celebrating all these initiatives with three special events, all free and suitable for all language abilities!
The queen of serpents and other Lithuanian stories
22nd May at 10.30, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 2
Join Eglé and her bridegroom, Žilvinas – the Serpent Prince, and learn about their life together as the rulers of the sea snakes.
Language Adventures in French
25th May at 10.30 Dolphin’s Barn Library, Dublin 12
«Il était une fois…» Here’s how many stories begin in French. Come along and meet author Juliette Saumande in Dolphin’s Barn Library for an hour of stories and songs in French. We’ll even make our own books at the end. Free and open to all.
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Stories from around the world at International Literature Festival Dublin
26th May at 11 and at 12, St Patrick’s Park, Dublin 8
Come and learn new stories from around the world. Storytellers will be reading and telling stories in Arabic, Chinese, Albanian, Portuguese, Italian, French, and more! Suitable for all ages.
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We hope you can join us in this multilingual celebration!
If you would like to organise similar sessions in your local library, do get in touch!