Storyteller Directory Entry

Alec Williams

Alec Williams is a storyteller, trainer and speaker with a background in children’s books and libraries.  He trains and tells stories both in the UK and internationally.  Alec gained many years’ experience in children’s books through a career in library services; he’s an Honorary Member of the Youth Libraries Group of CILIP (the UK Library Association), and one of the National Literacy Trust’s ‘Reading Champions’ for his work in getting boys reading.

Alec lives in an old farmhouse on top of the Yorkshire Pennines, but his work has taken him to over thirty countries, both telling stories and training teachers; recent visits have included Vietnam, Bangladesh, Greece, Armenia, Egypt, and Portugal – along with many engagements in the UK.  He normally works with children of between 3 and 13, in Nurseries, Primary and Secondary schools, telling stories from memory, running poetry sessions, and dramatising 'tasters' of contemporary children's books too.

An enthusiastic advocate of reading for pleasure, Alec’s sessions for adults are rich in humour, examples, extracts, and anecdotes, with both inspiration and down-to-earth practical advice for teachers, librarians and parents.

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