Announcing The YORStory Storytelling festival 20-21st March

16th March 2021

Announcing the YORStory Storytelling Festival 20-21st March

To coincide with world storytelling day on 20th March and with the theme of Plain English, the YORStory festival brings together over 40 speakers and hosts from the worlds of culture, journalism and business for online panel events and workshops all free of charge.

There are twenty events over the two days ranging from a poetry workshop to a panel discussion on branding to a single interview with Thick Of It, Death of Stalin and Veep writer, Ian Martin.


Speakers include author and bookseller Shaun Blythell, Delhi based publishing consultant Jaya Battacharji Rose, TVE, Spanish public television’s international correspondent Anna Bosch and playwright Dan Rebellato and journalist Philippe Auclair.

The events will all be hosted on the zoom platform, which can be accessed by signing on to the Festival group at www.YorStories,com.

The events will also be on the YORStory- Storytelling Inspiration Youtube channel.
They will be available to catch up on for 10 days after the festival on Facebook and You Tube, and 30 days on the YORStory platform.

Co founder of YORStory, food and drinks writer and broadcaster Rachel McCormack says,”We have used the current situation as an opportunity to gather people in the same virtual room from across the globe to spark off some great conversations and thought provoking events and workshops. I am so thrilled that so many people from such different walks of life have agreed to take part.”

Business woman and YORStory co-founder Beverley Varley says, “I am really so proud and delighted that YORStory is able to provide this opportunity for speakers and audiences across the globe. I am particularly excited about the breadth and depth of topics covered.The online event is going to be awesome and there will be something to pique everyone’s interest”.

Susan Stewart, Festival Manager says, “I’m excited about the whole weekend and want to join every event but those stand out for me are the journalism sessions – investigative reporting, international news and sports writing – insights into the stories behind the stories we see, hear and read in the media every day.”

To find out more, please visit the YORStory website.