New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Simon Brooks

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. 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, will be released in April, 2018.

Simon Brooks, who moved to the States in 1994, captivates people all over New England. 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 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 New England, 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.

Additional Links: 
Here you will find a broad selection of my work, mainly audio files and a links to video files
Articles related to storytelling and books
Listen to excerpts from my CDs on "More Second-hand Tales" (2008) received Silver Honors from Parent's Choice and "A Tangle of Tales" (2011) received the Gold Award from Parent's Choice.
The well-received authentic retelling of the Sumerian Epic
A collection of full stories, some experimental, some rough, all fun!
My blog on stories, folklore and other things

I Have Worked With

  • October 2018

    I was invited to perform at  the 2018 Exchange Place, a showcase of six storytellers at one of America's most prestigous storytelling festivals - The National Storytelling Festival. Hosted  by the International Storytelling Center in Joneborough, TN this was the 46th National Storytelling Festival.

  • October 2018

    Provide an evening of storytelling for a family Halloween event running from 5.30 pm until 8 pm. Groups of varying ages coming through for a short storytelling session.

    Chris Collie
    802-359-5000 ext 214

  • September 2018

    Adult stories told at Bull Freeney's Restaurant, Portland Maine
    Contact Lynne Cullen 207-253-0288


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Storyteller, Educator and Voice Talent
Mailing Address: 
253 Barrett Road
New London, NH 03257
Physical Address: 
253 Barrett Road
New London, NH 03257
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Storytelling
Additional Disciplines: 
Literature - Spoken Word
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
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Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
National Storytelling Network
New England Story Telling
New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance
Gold Award from Parent's Choice for c.d. "A Tangle of Tales" (2011)Silver Honors from Parent's Choice for c.d. "More Second-hand Tales" (2008)
Silver Honors from Parent's Choice for c.d. "More Second-hand Tales."
Gold Award from Parent's Choice for c.d. "The Epic of Gilgamesh, a retelling."
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Have all own equipment
Fee Range Minimum: 
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State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
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