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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 over 20 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 weekends of in-depth exploration of storytelling, voice, movement, connection, improvisation, authenticity and presence.

Emerson College, England

the course is full please email to join the waiting list

Weekend One: 22nd – 24th Sep 2023 Folktales/teaching tales 

Weekend Two: 20th  – 22nd Oct 2023 Wonder tales 

Weekend Three: 17th -19th Nov 2023 Mythology

Weekend Four: 12th – 14th Jan 2024 Free Projects

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

Emerson College, England 

the course is full please email to join the waiting list

Weekend One: Fri 8th Sept – Sun 10th Sept 2023

Weekend Two: Fri 6th Oct – Sun 8th Oct 2023

Weekend Three: Fri 3rd Nov – Sun 5th Nov 2023

Weekend Four: Fri 8th Dec – Sun 10th Dec 2023

"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