Taller Tales (with host Simon Brooks)

Ed Stivender

Since 1977, when he left his day job as a high school teacher in Connecticut and turned to storytelling full-time, Ed has fabulated his way around the globe –appearing in schools, churches, coffeehouses and theaters, as well as at major storytelling festivals.  He has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and our own Philadelphia Folk Festival. In reviews of his work, Ed Stivender has been called “the Robin Williams of storytelling” by the Miami Herald  and “a Catholic Garrison Keillor” by Kirkus Review.

Allen DeBay

Specializes in creating original stories and competing in tall tale storytelling competitions. I have been telling original tall tales for over 20 years competing in contests in multiple states online and in person. I have won the Kansas Storytelling Festival Tall Tale contest winning the competition 3 times and been named a Master Storyteller and have been retired from the competition. I have told in swapping grounds from Utah’s Timpanogos Storytelling festival to Tennessee’s National Storytelling Festival.

Simon Brooks

Simon Brooks, Storyteller

Simon Brooks is an award-winning British storyteller who now lives in New London, New Hampshire, New England, New World!  He also uses his voice to bring a depth to folk and fairy tales, making them seem all the bit more real. He is also a storyteller, writer, and educator who dabbles in photography.

Order his book Under The Oaken Bough from your nearest brick and mortar bookstore, and listen to his podcast Conversations with Storytellersto hear what it is like to work as a performance storyteller, from some living legends!

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