The “Spoken Word” competition of the Eskdale Festival of the Arts 2016 will be kick-started by professional storyteller Fran O’Boyle when he works with secondary and primary students on Tuesday March 1st at Eskdale School. Fran has worked as a storyteller for many years and frequently does workshops in schools and appears at a variety of literary and folk events throughout the country.
He is based in Shropshire but has strong links with Antrim. Most of his stories have their origins in Saxon, Norse and Irish myths and legends. He also has a treasure chest of his own stories!