PATRICK RYAN has worked as a teacher and professional storyteller for over 30 years. He regularly tours Britain, Europe and the US performing, lecturing and conducting workshops. Pat has written for the BBC and has participated in several major storytelling projects, among them 'Living Stories of the World', a multi-cultural workshop for primary children in inner- and outer-London; 'Kick into Reading' and 'Sports Stories', which unite footballers and coaches with schoolchildren through reading; 'Listen Up!' an innovative, long-term storytelling residency in Northern Ireland schools that utilizes storytelling as a means of teaching and learning; and 'Writing Together', a project looking at the impact of writer and storyteller residencies upon teaching and learning. Now based in London, Pat grew up in Illinois, where he attended the Universities of Illinois and Chicago. He taught primary school in the USA and Britain for ten years and, in 2004, he completed his doctoral degree at the University of Glamorgan, where he is a research fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling. For more info visit www.patryanstoryteller.co.uk/index.html. For a video of some of Patrick's work, please click here.
For more about Patrick's work, view “The Chicken, the Hedgehog – and the Storyteller”, The Bulletin's November 10, 2011 article on Dr. Patrick Ryan. Or read about Patrick's "Stories of Light and Dark" event in this Winnipeg Free Press article.
Click HERE to read an article by Patrick on the ten best children’s storybooks for storytelling.
To visit Patrick's website, click HERE.
Patrick Ryan - Fall 2011
Méira Cook – Winter 2011
Ignatius Mabasa - Fall 2010
Roberta Kennedy - Winter 2010
Jan Andrews - Fall 2009
Armin Wiebe - Fall 2008
Rody Gorman - Fall 2008
Gregory Scofield - Fall 2007
U of M alumnus and creative writer,
Toby Cygman, with Patrick at his welcome
Patrick is welcomed as the U of M's Fall
Dr. Jeffery Taylor,
U of M's Dean of Arts & Acting
Provost of University College
Toby Cygman, U of M alumnus and
creative writer, reads her own story at
Patrick's Welcome Event
An audience listens to Patrick's
Patrick speaks with students about
their creative writing and storytelling
A storybook by Patrick
Patrick Storytelling at University College's PlayCare