John Row

John Row storyteller


I am a storyteller and poet with over four decades of experience visiting prisons, schools , libraries and festivals in the U.K., North America, mainland Europe, The Near and Far East and North Africa.

I was the first storyteller in residence in a U.K. prison.

I run the storytelling areas on the Kidz Field at Glastonbury Festival and at Cambridge Folk Festival.

I have extensive experience of working with community groups.

I spend some of my time collecting stories in Transylvania, Romania where I have a house I use as a writing retreat.

Works with

18+ (Adult), 16-18 (Post 16), 14-16 (KS4), 11-14 (KS3), 7-11 (KS2), 5-7 (KS1), 3-5 (EYFS 2), 0 to 3 (EYFS 1)


Negotiable depending on venue and distance. I am based in Swindon.