Pat Ryan is a storyteller, teacher, researcher, and writer based in Belfast and working throughout the UK, Ireland, the rest of Europe, and North America. He has performed at numerous folk and storytelling clubs and festivals. Pat delivered the storytelling and football project Kick into Reading with over thirty football clubs in England, Wales and N Ireland and now works mostly with schools, libraries and sports organisations. Consultancy work includes research and training on storytelling in fields of literacy, creative writing, library services and community relations. He is the author of Shakespeare’s Storybook and several articles on storytelling, as well as co-author with Donna Schatt of the forthcoming book Story Listening and Experience in Early Childhood.
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