Enjoyed storytelling of Chronicles of Meng Meng and An An at Popular bookstore in Bras Basah Complex over two weekends recently.
Was amused again by the difference of storytelling sessions in school and
in a mall. At schools, I’d have a big ‘captive’ audience, usually 30 to 40 students.
At malls, however, I have to compete with the surrounding distractions for my audience. Some days, I can get only 4 to 5 people! Then, it depends on my acting skills (!) to win more participants. At malls, I appreciate each and every child who joins me in my lonely spot at the reading corner. Thanks, friends, for your support!
I think every author should conduct storytelling in a mall occasionally beside school visits. It is a humbling experience, but it’s very satisfying because every participant is hard-won by your personal effort!