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Storyteller In Residence Announcement

We have great news to share! Simone has just been named as the new Storyteller in Residence for Children for Dublin City Libraries! Starting from early February to the End of May, Simone will perform in all Dublin City Libraries, encouraging children to read and share stories. There will be small events and big events

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Silke Schuemmelfeder – Book Launch

We are delighted to share the good news that our StoryGate team member Silke Schuemmelfeder has launched her debut novel in Germany: Die S-Bahnspielerin Published by Kid Verlag , Silke’s debut tells the refreshingly unorthodox love story of a young woman, Nina, moving to Berlin to leave her past behind, only to be drawn into

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Peace For Ukraine

Our thoughts are with the wonderful people of Ukraine. We will feature Ukrainian Folktales on this site, calling to mind the rich and beautiful culture and folklore of the country and its people. Our first Ukrainian folktale will be “The Glove”, a well-known and well-loved tale of sharing and living together in peace. It can

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Die S-Bahnspielerin – Autorenlesung/ Readings

We are delighted to share that StoryGate member Silke Schuemmelfeder will go on tour with readings of her Berlin based debut novel “Die S-Bahnspielerin” (The Tram Player). Readings will take place between Bonn and Berlin this year and early 2024. All readings will be in German. Here the details: 26th of October @ 8pm /

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Fundraising

Tales For Morocco

In response to the earthquake in Morocco, Storytellers of Ireland are organising an online fundraising storytelling concert on Monday the 18th of September at 8.30pm. To register for the event, please follow the link below: https://tinyurl.com/3thez8jv Once you have registered, you will receive a zoom link to join the event on Monday the 18th.  The

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Festival

Times confirmed for Kildare Play Day in Naas

Only a few days left to the 16th of September! Simone and Michael will be performing in their Storytelling Yurt at the Play Day in Naas. Times for shows have now been confirmed. Enter our magical yurt at 12pm, 2pm or 3.30pm to listen to tales of magic and wonder, or come by during the

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The Storytelling Yurt coming to Naas Play Day

On the 16th of September, Michael and Simone will travel to Naas, Kildare, for the Play Day. In their van they’ll have the Storytelling Yurt, their new outdoor-indoor performance space! 6 meter in diameter, the beautiful yurt offers a unique, round performance space for any kind of weather. Simone and Michael will tell stories, let

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Festival

Wisdom Fair coming to Yarn Storytelling Festival

Wisdom Fair is the name of a unique storytelling performance, developed by storytellers Fiona Dowling, Senem Donatan and Simone Schuemmelfeder. In this show, in this exchange of wisdom and laughter, the audience poses questions which the tellers aim to answer – with a story. A truly interactive storytelling experience for both tellers and audience! Wisdom

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Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival

The first weekend in September (1st-3rd of September) is drawing ever closer and with it the Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival. With some events already booked out, this year’s festival promises to be a vibrant and dynamic celebration of the best in storytelling. Featuring Donna Washington, Colin Urwin, Mairin Mhic Lochlainn, Joe Brennan, Valentina Zocca

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TAP Residencies

With April coming to its end and May just around the corner, Simone is finishing two TAP residencies (Teacher-Artist-Partnership) with the two Limerick schools Athlacca NS and St Nessan’s NS. Funded by Limerick Education Centre, Simone worked with the Junior and Senior Infants at Athlacca School and with a 4th class at St Nessan’s. In

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StoryGate Germany at BurgArt 2023

20th of May 2023 – Silke from StoryGate Germany will read from her debut novel “Die S-Bahnspielerin” in the beautiful setting of the castle of Endenich (Bonn) at the cultural event BurgArt 2023. More information on times and fellow performers to follow shortly.

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