Patrick Ryan, Fall 2011 Storyteller/Writer-in-Residence, leads a Storytelling Circle so don't miss your chance to learn from a renowned storyteller!


Beginning 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, 390A University College, to learn about and practice storytelling. 


The Circle will meet from 2:30 - 3:30


To sign up, email or phone 480-1065. 

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