Storyteller, Writer and Research Consultant
I have worked as a storyteller, writer and teacher for over forty years. 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, Grace Hallworth, 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.
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‘Patrick Ryan, a long time favourite, is very much a main man of the British storytelling scene’
Sidmouth Folk Festival