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 13-week storytelling training to meet the challenges of the 21st century

Emerson College, England 

7th March to 26th March & 12th April to 18th June 2021

"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

“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

Bring Your Stories to Life!: a 4-weekend in-depth 

exploration of the magical and powerful universe of personal true-life stories

Emerson College, England 

Weekend 1: Fri 25 Sept – Sun 27 Sept 2020 

Weekend 3: Fri 16 Oct – Sun 18  Oct 2020

Weekend 3: Fri 13 Nov – Sun 15 Nov 2020

Weekend 4: Fri 11 Dec – Sun 13 Dec 2020

This course is now full. You may wish to join the waiting list.

biographical storytelling course
storytellin workshop school of storyteling

The Craft of the Storyteller- Four weekend course

Emerson College, England

Weekend 1: 9th – 11th Oct 2020 Folktales/teaching tales 

Weekend 2: 6th  – 8th Nov 2020 Wonder tales 

Weekend 3: 4th - 6th Dec 2020 Mythology

Weekend 4: 8th Jan – 10th Jan 2021 Free Projects

This course is now full. You may wish to join the waiting list.

'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

Once Upon a Lifetime: the meeting place of biographical stories and traditional wonder tales

Emerson College, England

15 - 27 November 2020

COVID 19 update: If for any reason it proves impossible to start the course at the College, we would give you a full refund of the tuition fees.  If the course is interrupted by factors beyond our control after it has started, we will offer the options of a partial refund, postponed attendance, and/or an online version of the programme.