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Patrick Ryan

Contact: Patrick Ryan
15 Prince’s Dock Street Apt. 123, James Clow Belfast BT1 3DS NI Professional Yes All Ages
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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. This means that although I draw on traditional stories and storytelling methods. My style of storytelling is conversational, informal, thoughtful, educational and, I hope, always a joy.


I have a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) as a first degree (Univeristy of Illinois ’78), a M.Sci (Master of Science) in Education and Teaching (University of Chicago 1981), and a Doctorate, with a thesis on the contemporary storyteller in context (University of South Wales, 2004). I am on Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools Scheme, and a mentor for that scheme (1994 to present). I am a Fellow of the English Association (2008 to present)