Storytelling school

The Yarn Storytelling Festival is coming to Dunlavin Library

Wexford playwright and storyteller Joe Brennan will speak at Dunlavin Library on Saturday November 12, as part of the YARN Storytelling Festival.

and Joe take you on a journey of magic and wonder through the highways and back streets of Ireland, from his native Wexford to his home in Donegal. It will take you beyond the seas, to exotic and mysterious lands that lie beyond the horizon of our imaginations. Its repertoire of folk tales, myths, legends and quirky stories reflect the wide range of human experiences and emotions.

Wordsmith Joe is thrilled to be part of this year’s YARN Storytelling Festival, a community festival hosted by the Mermaid Arts Center in Bray, with events dotted around the county.

Over the past decade Joe has shared his stories with audiences across Ireland, working with all age groups in primary and post-primary schools. He has taken part in numerous festivals including Ghosts in the Glens Storytelling Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Bay and the Bluestacks Festival.

He has spoken at schools, festivals and libraries in countries as diverse as Iceland, Norway, USA, India, Egypt, Romania, Austria, Belgium and India. England, and also led workshops in schools.

Joe is the author of a book, ‘Donegal Folk Tales’, which is a retelling of some of the rich tales to be found in Donegal. It was selected as a book for Read DL 2015, the “One Book, One Community” initiative for the county.

He also wrote the hit children’s play ‘The Witchin’ Well’, which had two national tours and traveled to Bucharest, and is the creator/performer of Whispering Waves, a theatrical storytelling performance, and of Star Boy, a children’s theater show without words. . Star Boy has performed at many venues and festivals, including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of the Euro Kids Festival.

Joe Brennan will be speaking at the Dunlavin Library on Saturday, November 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event is suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over.