The Story Telling webinar will be relaxed in style, designed to make people more comfortable sharing stories. Simple techniques will enhance the experience of the young listeners and participants will go away with stories they can tell.

Course Content

  • Why tell stories?
  • Practical tips on choosing stories that tell or read well
  • How to prepare stories and use of voice
  • Learn easy to tell stories from memory

Course Tutor

Marianne McShane was born and raised in County Down on the north east coast of Ireland. She grew up in the seaside town of Bangor, listening to her Granda tell tales around the hearth on many an evening. Stories and legends filled her imagination.

Marianne’s debut book, Rónán and the Mermaid, inspired by a legend from her home town of Bangor, came out in May 2020 from Candlewick Press. Her next book, the story of a young Irish girl who must save her father from fairy spells, will be published by Candlewick in Spring 2022.

A member of Storytellers of Ireland, Marianne has been a featured storyteller at festivals and concerts in Ireland and the United States and has twice won the gold medal in storytelling at the Mid Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil. Her telling of Irish legends and wonder tales captivates audiences of all ages.

After many years in America, where she shared stories every day in her work as a children's librarian, Marianne has returned home to Bangor on the shores of Belfast Lough. Her walks by the sea continue to inspire her.

Course Duration and Delivery

Inservice Training Public Training This is a 3h course when delivered as Inservice Training, or a 2h course when delivered as a webinar.

Course Booking

Story Telling. Webinar. 18 Sep 2021

Public Training

Webinar: Date: 18 Sep 2021, 10am-12pm.

You will receive instructions on how to register and join the webinar the day before the webinar takes place.

Availability: 40