Event Details

  • When: Friday, 04 February 2022
  • to Sun 6 Feb 2022


    Fri: 19.30 - 21.30
    Sat: 9.00-17.00
    Sun: 9.00 - 12.30

    Where: Emerson College

    Course Fees: £185*

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An exploration, through fairy tale, of the many ways we express love. With Stella Kassimati and Maria Zourari

This weekend we will immerse ourselves in one fairy tale and through storytelling exercises, discussions, games and fun we will explore the wisdom it has to offers us.

  “None can reach dawn without travelling the road of night” Khalil Gibran

Stella and Maria invite you to join them to explore the many secrets of a little known Armenian fairy tale and to explore the many ways we express love. It holds gems of wisdom about Love, like hidden treasure, waiting for us to unearth.

After months of lockdown, this tale leads us by the heart to reconnect with the meaning and expression of love. Sometimes we cannot see clear evidence of love from our parent, our lover or even our self. We may need to journey in the alleyways of an ancient fairy tale to be reminded of love’s many aspects.  

Storytelling experience is not necessary. An open heart is!



Stella Kassimati 

Stella Kassimati is an experienced workshop leader and storyteller. She teaches the Art of Storytelling around the world in both Greek and English, including at Emerson College and Schumacher College, UK. She has performed and taught in India, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Greece and Czech Republic. She was co-carrier of the three month “Heart and Craft of the Storyteller” course in 2014 and 2015 at the International School of Storytelling, U.K. For her performance “Psyche and Eros” she was awarded the Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Festival and Fringe in 2007 in recognition of artistic excellence. 

Stella loves Greek myths and offers workshops on how relevant they are to us today. In following her passion, she is carrying a stream of Greek Mythology at the School of Storytelling, Emerson College, U.K.   

Stella is the founding Director of Friends of Amari, an international association contributing to the revival of the Valley and Village of Amari, her ancestral home in Crete: www.friends-of-amari.org


Maria Zourari

Maria Zourari 

Maria Zourari is a storyteller, teacher and dancer. She was born in Athens and studied Computational Linguistics. She is a graduate of the School of Storytelling of Athens and of the International School of Storytelling at Emerson College. 

In Greece, she worked as a scientific collaborator in a research Institute but realised that she wanted to work with children, and expand more her creative and artistic sides. She began working as a creative dance and movement teacher, a storyteller-in-residence at the House of Folktales, and a children's book editor for Ikaros Publications.

She now lives in the UK where she works as High Level Teaching and Drama Assistant in a SEN school. She tells stories in the UK and Greece.