Simon Brooks is an award winning British storyteller who has made New Hampshire his home for twenty years. He began spinning yarns in 1991 for school groups and families at youth hostels in the United Kingdom. In 2003 Simon became a children’s librarian and freelance storyteller in the Upper Valley. Simon likes to investigate, educate & fascinate with story, and he has recorded 5 CDs, four storytelling albums, and a retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and has voiced numerous audio books. He is a published writer, poet and photographer. Simon’s collection of seventeen folk and fairy tales, Under the Oaken Bough, was released in April 2018. He performs for libraries, schools, art museums, hospitals, festivals, and private functions.
Simon was an Exchange Place Teller at the Jonesborough Storytelling Festival in October 2019 and will be seen at Stone Soup (Woodruff, SC), and Timpanogos (Utah) storytelling festivals in 2019, and the Florida Storytelling Festival (Mt Flora, FL) in 2020. Simon combines his passion for children’s literature and folklore to create fun programs for both children and adults has presented keynotes, and workshops.
Simon’s always growing repertoire comes mainly from European folk and faerie tales, but also includes stories from other countries and cultures. He lives in New London, NH with his wife and two children and dog called Moe.