The World Storytelling Day in Finland and other events – March 2016

  The World Storytelling Day is approaching and along with it many storytelling events are organised around the world. But what is the World Storytelling Day? This is a direct quote from the official World Storytelling Day website: World Storytelling Day (March 20th)...

Reflections on International Women’s Day

Yesterday was international women’s day. I started the day with a latte, a rose given to me and other women in the Helsinki metro, and a copy of my completed PhD manuscript. The PhD manuscript took 6 years to complete and was fully funded, minus the maternity leaves I...

Shaibalaiba! The 40th Story Café

Shaibalaiba Story Café is a series of storytelling events that happen regularly (mostly) in Helsinki. I have been attending Shaibalaiba events on various occasions, and the gatherings are known for being set in cozy environments with different guests storytellers and...

The First International Story Sharing Café in Finland

This last Sunday, February 28th, 2016 (when Finns celebrate Kalevala Day), the first International Story Sharing Café happened in Helsinki!   I was honoured to participate in such an important initiative. The International Story Sharing Cafés are the result of the...