Creating fairytales and stories with Rodari’s Deck of Cards

Kostas Stoforos, author

Ages: 9-10 years old

Duration: 45 minutes

Utilising Gianni Rodari’s “Prop’s Deck of Cards” and together with painter Stefania Veldemiri, Kostas Stoforos created the “Magical Card Deck of Fairytales”. It consists of 21 cards, each describing a “function” of fairytales. Together with the children, he uses the cards to write and dramatize fairytales, utilising them like musical notes. As Rodari wrote: “we can use them to create countless stories, in the same way that the twelve musical notes can be used to compose countless melodies…”. This will be the aim of this workshop, which is addressed to children.