2021 Holiday Storytelling Festival Submissions

This is the fourth year we’ve participated in the Holiday Storytelling Festival in AltspaceVR, and third year producing it with Mark’s News & Updates, and World Tours Team. We are so excited to be bringing you holiday stories from around the world to AltspaceVR and ENGAGE December 18 – 24, 2021.

Educators in VR Holiday Storytelling sitting around Norse Yule Festival Table.

The theme this year is international cultural and heritage stories to celebrate our diversity and heritage. All ready we have stories being submitted representing First Nations and Native American traditions, Greek heritage, Russian children’s stories, and stories from Spain and Mexico. We will be repeating our popular series of excerpts from Dicken’s A Christmas Carol with discussions afterwards as well as stories we’ve shared in the past with Polar Express, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and others. We are eager for you to share your holiday traditional stories with everyone.

To participate:

  • Holiday Storytelling with Educators in VR - speaker standing on open book next to Christmas Tree.Attend: Help us spread the word and invite friends and family to enjoy these amazing storytelling experiences in virtual worlds that add to the magic and wonder of the stories. You will find the AltspaceVR events on our Educators in VR Channel, and the ENGAGE XR events calendar.
  • Tell Stories: Are you a storyteller? We would love to have you share traditional and cultural holiday story that is royalty free, in public domain, and/or an original story by yourself or another with permission to share. Fill out our Holiday Storytelling & World Building Application to get rolling. The deadline is DECEMBER 10.
  • Build Holiday Storytelling Worlds: We are looking for world builders to build some storytelling worlds to share their stories or help support storytellers. We are looking for a variety of worlds that meet event requirements that are intimate and ideal for story. Want to help? Fill out the Holiday Storytelling & World Building Application. The DEADLINE is DECEMBER 15.
  • Support Team Volunteers: We will be contacting our team of volunteers to support this storytelling tradition again this year, but if you would like to join our crew of volunteers, please fill out our EDVR Volunteer Form.

Educators in VR Holiday Storytelling event with the Polar Express Train.EDVR Holiday Party December 15: Join us also on Wednesday, December 15 in ENGAGE for our Annual Educators in VR Holiday Party open to all. We will be sharing a few hints about the exciting projects we have coming up next year and hanging out with new and old friends to celebrate what we’ve accomplished this year.

Let’s celebrate the holidays in virtual reality in this continuing time of stress and uncertainty with safe fun and plenty of joy!

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