Patrick Ryan Storyteller storytelling writer teacher Britain Ireland


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Patrick Ryan, PhD, FEA
Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling


I have worked as a storyteller, writer and teacher for over three decades now. My practice has developed through the influences of family and friends in America, Ireland and Britain where I have collected stories and studied storytelling all that time.

My work is influenced by the work of many others, including Gianni Rodari, Gianni Celati, Dáithí Ó hOgáin, Jack Zipes, Ellin Greene , Zena Sutherland and Liz Weir. This means that although I draw on traditional stories and storytelling content, the nature of my storytelling is conversational, informal, thoughtful, educational and, I hope, always a joy.



'Patrick Ryan, a long time favourite, is very much a main man of
the British storytelling scene'

Sidmouth Folk Festival