I tell traditional and modern stories.
Patrick Ryan is an American Irish Teller who performs traditional stories from his family and home regions in America and Ireland. He also collects stories, lectures on storytelling and trains people in storytelling. He works all over the world. Founder member and Chair (1994-5) of The Society for Storytelling.
Contributions to various anthologies including TIME FOR TELLING (Kingfisher), THE VIRAGO BOOK OF WITCHES and A FESTIVAL OF STORIES (Mallinson Press), plus research and copy for television and radio. Consultant on Tellytubbies. Also scholarly publications for the Irish Arts Council.
SHAKESPEARE'S STORYBOOK, FOLK TALES THAT INSPIRED THE BARD, anthology of stories retold by Patrick Ryan, illustrated by James Mayhew, published by Barefoot Books, 2001.
LISTEN UP! Video, produced by the Nerve Centre, documenting a major project in N.Ireland involving two storytellers (Patrick Ryan and Liz Weir) in 17 schools, available through The Verbal Arts Cenre, Derry, N.Ireland.
EXPANDING THE FRAME, Video and published document, produced by Helen East, outlining the work done by 4 storytellers (including myself) developing materials and training and supporting teachers so as to use oral storytelling in implementing the literacy hour.
WORD IN ACTION. Report by Patrick Ryan, outlining a project and results of a storytelling residency with Ryan, working in 6 disadvantaged secondary schools in N.Ireland. Published by the Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, N. Ireland.
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