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Patrick Ryan

Dr Patrick Ryan is an academic and a practicing storyteller who performs traditional stories and leads workshops on storytelling in schools, libraries, arts centres, theatres, festivals, museums, prisons, and many other venues. He also leads Continuing Professional Development courses for teachers, learning support staff, librarians, library and museum assistants, and sports players and coaches working in the community. As an academic, he lectures and has delivered keynote speeches on storytelling at numerous conferences and universities throughout Europe and the United States, and he is a mentor for the Writers in Schools Scheme in Ireland. Recent projects have included participating in the Moscow Children’s Book Festival, and being Resident Storyteller and Writer in the villages of Val de Nièvre, Picardy, France, working with adults and children in schools, libraries and community centres on a bilingual literacy project run by the charity Cardan, Patrick has also undertaken residencies in Chicago, Springfield, New York and Washington DC Schools, and has taken part in ‘Creative Change’ University of Ulster Curriculum Development Project for Foundation and Keystage 1 teachers, students and parents and ‘Forests for All’ Grundtvig Project with Aspire Trust (Liverpool) and project colleagues in Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Greece, Turkey and Portugal.


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