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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 25 February 2024 to Friday 26th May 2024
(1 week Easter Break: 22nd March-2nd April 2024) 

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The Craft of the Storyteller- Four weekends of in-depth exploration of storytelling, voice, movement, connection, improvisation, authenticity and presence.

Emerson College, England

Weekend One - Folktales: Fri 27th - Sun 29th Sept 2024

Weekend Two - Wonder Tales: 1st - Sun 3rd Nov 2024

Weekend Three - Mythology: Fri 6th - Sun 8th Dec 2024

Weekend Four - Personal project: Fri 10th - Sun 12th Jan 2025

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 

Weekend One: Fri 13th Sept – Sun 15th Sept 2024

Weekend Two: Fri 11th Oct – Sun 13th Oct 2024

Weekend Three: Fri 15th Nov – Sun 17th Nov 2024

Weekend Four: Fri 13th Dec – Sun 15th Dec 2024

"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