The 19th International Storytelling Festival has opened at the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) in Tehran.
Sixty-eight Iran foreign storytellers took part in the festival, which will run until February 19.
A number of IIDCYA instructors, teenagers and grandparents are scheduled to go on stage to narrate their tales.
Cuban writer and narrator Elvia Ines Perez Napoles will be narrating her stories along with two Iranian storytellers at a school for Afghan immigrants in Tehran during the festival.
On the sidelines of the festival, a meeting named Story, Storytelling, and Play will be held at Tehran’s Soore University today.
Scholars Akram Qasempur from Iran and Norbert Kuber from Germany are to deliver speeches during the event.
Indonesian writer Murti Bunanta will also hold a workshop on creativity in storytelling the same day.
The festival is organized every year by the IIDCYA to promote storytelling traditions among younger generations.