Daniel Morden has been telling traditional stories since 1989. He has told tales all over the world, from the Arctic to the Pacific to the Caribbean. He is known for his lucid retellings of Greek myth, and his passionate performances of Welsh tales. He is the author of several collections of folktales, including Dark Tales from the Woods (Gomer 2006) which won the Tir na n-Og Prize. In 2017 he was awarded the Hay Festival Medal for his storytelling.
A Tale on the Tongue: Storytelling Weekend
The folktales, fairy tales and myths of our ancestors are the building blocks for every story that has been told since, including plays, novels, poetry, and screenplays. The ancient tales continue to inspire poets, artists, authors, and dramatists today. Shocking, magical, touching, and profound, our traditional tales define human experience. Storytelling is experiencing an extraordinary revival, with adults regularly gathering to hear and tell traditional tales all over the country. This storytelling course for beginners – and those returning to the craft – is a chance to learn how to adapt and tell the myths, legends and folktales that are our birth-right.
Born in Cardiff of a Welsh mother and Nigerian father, Phil Okwedy is a performance storyteller and mythmaker who draws deeply on his dual heritage and multiple cultures. He regularly performs in storytelling clubs and has featured at Beyond the Border and Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival, as well as at Kea Festival in Greece and Fabula Festival in Sweden. In 2018 he published his first book, Wil & the Welsh Black Cattle (Gomer, 2018), a set of Welsh folktales framed around the mythology of the ancient cattle drovers. In 2021 he was awarded a place on Literature Wales’ Representing Wales writer development programme and is currently writing a work of creative non-fiction, weaving together myth, folktale, personal story and a series letters written by his father to his mother.