Roi Gal-Or

Roi Gal-Or is an internationally acclaimed performing storyteller and workshop leader publicly recognised for his unique, playful and profound way of teaching storytelling.

Roi is co-founder of the International School of Storytelling, based at Emerson College in England, and has taught storytelling at the University of Sussex. For 18 years, he has taught the art and craft of the storyteller to thousands of people around the world.

Roi is the creator of Healing Words, an award-winning initiative harnessing storytelling for peace and social development.


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Roi offers inspiring storytelling performances, life-changing storytelling workshops and courses suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to professional storytellers.

As a consultant, mentor and coach, he supports numerous communities, organisations, initiatives and individual storytellers worldwide.

Ever since witnessing the tragic genocide in Rwanda as a young medic in 1994, Roi has been committed to researching methods and sharing tools for social healing, embracing cross-cultural diversity and cultivating a human connection to make this world a better place.



Storytelling Beyond Words: a 12-week storytelling training to meet the challenges of the 21st century

Emerson College, England 

Sunday 26 February 2023 to Friday 21st May 2023
(1 week Easter Break: 10 April - 17 April) 


The Craft of the Storyteller- Four weekend course

Emerson College, England ( Last few places available )

Weekend One: 9th – 11th Sep 2022 Folktales/teaching tales 

Weekend Two: 7th  – 9th Oct 2022 Wonder tales 

Weekend Three: 4th -6th Nov 2022 Mythology

Weekend Four: 13th – 15th Jan 2023 Free Projects

Bring Your Stories to Life!: Four weekend in-depth exploration of the magic and power of telling personal true-life stories

Emerson College, England (Last few places availabe)

Weekend One: Fri 16 Sept – Sun 18 Sept 2022 

Weekend Two: Fri 14 Oct – Sun 16 Oct 2022

Weekend Three: Fri 11 Nov – Sun 13 Nov 2022

Weekend Four: Fri 9 Dec – Sun 11Dec 2022

From Genesis to Revelation:

Chartres, Story and Sacred Geometry

Emerson College, England  

Wed 21 Sept – Sun 2 Oct 2022 

A unique pilgrimage, a quest of marrying the timely with the timeless; a journey where the incredible and ancient stories built in stone and shining through stained glass will be re-enlivened. With Roi Gal-Or (International School of Storytelling co-founder) Daniel Docherty (SAOG Studios co-founder and senior tutor), and guests. 

The culminating six days of the programme 

will take place in and around the Cathedral of Chartres in France.

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"Roi is one of those people that is going to change the way you look at life and yourself. He's funny, grounded and sees the good in you and is able to let it come out with ease and, mostly, without telling it to you. His wish to lead people to "wholeheartedly" tell stories becomes a reality by the way he tells stories and by the way he is during the time spent together."

Chiara , (York storytelling workshop participant, 2019)

"I loved being around people from so many different backgrounds and countries.

Deep immersion into deep stories.Yeah! I feel like my brain is different!"

Lisa Nelson, USA

Roi Gal-Or, Storytelling course leader
healing storytelling course

"I have grown as a storyteller and teacher and have seen others take flight

on wings they didn't realise they had within themselves."

               Judith Frost-Evans, storyteller, biography worker, museum host, founder of In The Belly of the Whale School of Storytelling, New Zealand

biographical storytelling course
storytellin workshop school of storyteling

'Outstanding level of teaching! Roi has extraordinary listening skills,

the safe holding skills of a brain surgeon and creative energy enough to light up a football pitch. He and both courses of his that I have been on have been exceptional'

James Benn, UK

“Roi's courses have been invaluable in helping me believe in myself as a storyteller. He carries the magic and soul of traditional storytelling and combines this with understanding and passion for the role of story as a vehicle for healing and positive change in our world."

Dr. Jane Riddiford, founding director Global Generation

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"Roi is an exceptional storyteller and teacher -- his humanity, insight, compassion and how he honours people is both rare and precious.

The four weekends provided a perfect balance of tuition, discussion, practise and coaching through which I saw my own storytelling skills and those of my fellow students come on in leaps and bounds."

Ravi Khanna,  leadership development consultant, UK

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