Award-winning British storyteller, Simon Brooks can be heard telling tales to groups of adults, to families and to children; teaching at schools and colleges; and on his audio book recordings. And he is not too far away - New London, New Hampshire. Why not invite Simon to your venue to perform, and/or work with your students and patrons or organization. With his passion for folklore, myths and legends with his bodhran, Simon combines the intensity of a solo performance with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation both live and on his albums. His release of the audio book The Epic of Gilgamesh, a retelling is seen as an authentic and captivating retelling for middle school aged students and older. One of the more authentic and accessible tellings, Simon's workshop and performance of The Epic of Gilgamesh is a must for any middle school. His use of vocal characterization has been applauded on both his audio and live work. Simon's exciting and yet calm storytelling delights adults and children alike as was seen when he presented at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN in the fall of 2018. Simon has recorded five CDs of his storytelling and over eight audio books, and his written work has been published in literary magazines and the National Storytelling Network's 'Storytelling' magazine as well as on his blog, and as a guest blogger. His first book, "Under the Oaken Bough" a collection of folk and fairy tales, was released in April, 2018. Simon has also begun his own podcast - Conversations With Storytellers. He has met and interviewed (and continues to meet and interview) some of the top storytellers in the USA. These insightful conversartions can be found on his Patreon page, his webiste, on Stitcher, and listed in iTunes.
Simon Brooks, who moved to the States in 1994, captivates people all over New England and beyond. His CDs garnered awards and recognition from Parent's Choice and Storytelling World and cause people to continue driving, or remain in their cars until the story has been concluded, as well being the last thing children (and some adults) hear before falling into a dream filled sleep! Simon has performed and taught workshops multiple times at The National Storytelling Festival, Sharing the Fire; Three Apples Festival, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and hundreds of schools and libraries. He has performed and presented workshops in New York, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Arizona. He has performed extensively across the North East, presenting workshops for businesses as well as non-profit organizations, hospitals, schools, libraries and camps. Simon's workshops have been attended by educational professionals, his peers, small business owners, corporations, parents and children. Make Simon Brooks YOUR storyteller. Call Simon or visit his website to learn more about him, and to have present at your venue, with your community.