Fall 2011 Storyteller/Writer-in-Residence, leads a Storytelling Circle so
don't miss your chance to learn from a renowned storyteller!
Wednesday, September 28th and running each Wednesday through November
16th, participants will meet in the Centre for Creative Writing & Oral
Culture's Creative Communities Studio, 390AUniversityCollege, to learn about and practice
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 multicultural 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 information on Dr.
Ryan, please visit www.patryanstoryteller.co.uk/index.html.