Story Artist & Facilitator – Simon Brooks

Specialty:  Worldwide Folktales & Photography

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British storyteller Simon Brooks was raised on stories and taken to the places where these stories began. Ancient hills, standing stones, and castles were Simon’s upbringing. As an acclaimed storyteller Simon Brooks has engaged and transfixed with his powerful performances all over New England. As a master storyteller, Simon has taught and performed at libraries, schools, collages, festivals, camps and at museums.

With his bodhrán and stories, Simon combines the intensity of a solo performance with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation whether on CD or live.

Simon has published in poetry anthologies, zines, and magazines (both print and on-line) and in his book Under the Oaken Bough through Parkhurst Brothers. Under the Oaken Bough is a collection of folk and fairy tales and includes a tips on telling section, a suggested reading list, an author Q & A, and a lexicon or vocabulary list. He recorded four storytelling CDs, an audio of Gilgamesh, and over six audio books.

Simon studied photography at college and that was his career for a long time. He ran budget accommodation and meals establishments working for the Youth Hostel Association (England Wales). He also has worked for corporate America. He is one of 64 presenters who work with the Children’s Literacy Foundation.

He is popular with kids, being so kid-like himself, and the twinkle in his eye has adults laughing, too. Like a one-man show, comedian, storyteller, raconteur Simon is one of the most popular storytellers of the Northeast…and beyond.