Wit & Wisdom

Roger Jenkins
storyteller

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Welcome to my site! I am a Singaporean storyteller who mostly shares traditional Asian stories in a dynamic and entertaining style.  

In this upgraded version of my website I’ve provided

My own telling draws on my experience as  a drama teacher, performing improvised comedy, devising visual theatre with the hearing-impaired, and my love of poetry.

I hope I can be of service to you as a performer, trainer or resource when you need a story.


Roger wins the award of

BEST STORYTELLER

16th Kanoon International Storytelling Festival competition,
Tabriz, Iran

16 - 19 February 2013

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the cobbler carrying firewood in
The Wooden Sword

FROM THE BELLY OF THE CARP

New Edition published  8th May 2013

accompanied with a DVD of me reading/performing 27 of

the most popular character monologues

Sample video - Raffles & Farquhar


S$25 including the DVD


A student edition (without the DVD)

will be published later this year

I would like to thank you for your fantastic storytelling session yesterday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary. I saw what you did and am very impressed. I saw the kids thoroughly enjoyed your session too. I really like the way you made your session so interactive. - Benson Loo, EyePower Games Pte Ltd,  

9 Sept 2013

Update: 19th Sept 2014

ROGER’S NEWS





Calling all would-be Storytellers!

The Story Line is a FREE club for you! Beginning in September, I am launching a  friendly, intimate space to practice your storytelling skills at Marine Parade Library (more)

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL  1-9 November


Look out for the SWF and especially the LITTLE LIT (children’s programme) which I’ve had the privilege of curating this year as the NAC looks to expand  the kids’ offerings.  The schedule offers four fabulous days of storytelling by Singapore’s four finest tellers, workshops with local and international writers, craft and drama sessions exploring both fiction and non-fiction, as well as musical storytelling, poetry performances, Mother Tongue tales and stories targetted at the very young. There are links for most sessions to the SWF website detailing what’s in store for each session.  All the events take place in the National Museum and all are FREE. more