Have you always loved the magic of stories?
Is there a particular type of story that you are immensely passionate about and wish to share?
Are you looking for a network of people who can help you improve your storytelling skills?
Do you have a special interest in working with community groups, including youth and refugees?
If the answer to any of those questions is yes, we would like to meet you!
Lignin Stories was founded in 2017 and has since hosted storytellers from various countries and train the trainer sessions in Malta and abroad. We’ve created new projects and joined forces with cultural institutions to help them tell their story in a more profound way. We’ve worked with children and adults and plenty of pixie dust. Here is what some participants had to say about us:
‘Coming from a more ‘psycho-social’ background, I could never believe that a safe space between strangers could be created so effortlessly and without direct therapy-style input. The work done was definitely personally challenging and part of our self-growth yet the focus remained on storytelling which was somehow beautifully light and deep at the same time.’ – Gillian Balani
‘Giuliana is an experienced coach. This work revives the art of storytelling and is engaging and interesting. I would recommend the workshops to others.’ – Johann Mifsud
‘It was a safe and creative space to open up as a woman – to other women. A space to realise that we face the same struggles and insecurities. And, hopefully, a space to see that (as you mentioned) we are stronger than we think we are.’ – Claudia Calleja
I loved storytelling so much and I also learnt something. What struck me the most was that I could imagine the story coming to life. It was really interesting. I liked it a lot.’ – Valentina Gauci, Kayleigh Bezzina (Age 8)
Over the next three years, Lignin Stories is expanding its work to engage in groundbreaking research related to girls and women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) as well as a recovery/ reworking of the fairy tale genre as a tool of empowerment towards improved cultural integration and the protection of Europe’s intangible heritage.
Meanwhile, we aim to keep our current portfolio of workshops running, and to train others to tell in the style and according to the ethos of Lignin Stories, and so we are expanding our team.
Chosen applicants will benefit from free training and the opportunity to expand their storytelling portfolio through the Lignin network and platform.
Send a brief bio and one minute clip to Giuliana at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get a taste of our storytelling style through our workshop, Parallel Universe!