Young Tellers Session

Join younger storytellers Natasha Manganaro, Lily Ann O’Loughlin, Caleb McKeever, Aisla Dixon and Lois Kennedy for an hour of stories.
Ailsa Dixon is an 18 year old storyteller from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She specialises in Aberdeenshire and Orkney tales as well as international myths and legends, and loves stories connected to the landscape. A keen folk musician, she often incorporates song and clarsach in her tales. She is currently studying Scottish Ethnology at Edinburgh University.’
Lois Kennedy  is aged 18 .Her natural habitat is a wee townland called Kilraughts on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Fresh out of school at Ballycastle High she began telling stories about her rural culture this summer and fell  in love with the oral art. She writes poems on the side, sometimes melding the two art forms to complement each other. Lois is heavily influenced by my faith, the green country that surrounds me and the friends and family that live close to me. Chosen as one of 21 young creatives of 2021.
Natasha Manganaro  is aged 19 from Killyleagh, Co.Down, Northern Ireland, but  half Italian
Storytelling fascinates her as stories have been passed down from generation to generation. While the essence of the story has remained the same people have always been able to put their own spin on it. It relates back to creative writing, each genre of fiction upholds the same essence, but it’s the writer’s touch which truly makes it special
Caleb McKeever has been writing and telling stories as long as he can remember.At aged 10 he won the RTE Guide/|Puffin Books short story competition and in 2017 had a story published in the Wild Words 5, part of the Wild Word Children’s Book Festival.Caleb is currently studying Liberal Arts at Monaghan Institute and hopes to study creative writing in the future.
Lily-Ann O’Loughlin  is a12 year old from Keady Co Armagh and is a 1st year at Our Lady’s Grammar school Newry.She loves listening to and joining in storytelling and yarnspinner sessions.Her favourites are stories from different cultures and local folklore. She also loves hearing traditional stories told by different generations.
She has, had some poetry published and plays the harp, piano and double bass. She loves to incorporate some music into her story telling. She has also represented Ireland at the Karate World Championships and finished in the top 5 and loves playing Gaelic football. However, her favourite pastime is listening to stories and writing her own.

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23 Oct 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Armstrong Storytelling Trust
127 Ballyemon Road, Cushendall, Co Antrim BT44 0QP

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