Professional Storyteller & Author

Wendy Shearer is a Professional London Storyteller and author with a diverse repertoire of stories. She is often commissioned by cultural institutions to write and tell stories alongside their exhibitions, hired by schools across the UK for assemblies and year groups, Festivals and events with family and adult audiences – wherever a story needs to be told virtually and in person! Contact Wendy for prices, bookings and to find out more.

Wendy’s repertoire of stories of tricksters, shapeshifters, ancient Greek heroes, gods and goddesses is drawn mostly from her Afro-Caribbean heritage and her first degree in Classics. She is a member of the Society for Storytelling, actively supporting and promoting the ancient art form of oral storytelling. Contact Wendy with your storytelling and writing requests. She’d love to hear from you!


Book Cover - African & Caribbean Folktales, Myths & Legends

Wendy’s children’s edition of African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends is available to buy from most book shops (Waterstones, House of Books & Amazon). Buy a peronally signed copy from Wendy’s local independent bookshop Pickled Pepper Books.

Her second boook: Bedtime Stories: Beautiful Black Tales from the Past, has been written and illustrated with other Black creators with a forward by Candice Braithwaite. Published by Scholastic, Buy a copy.

Her book for older readers, Caribbean Folktales; stories from the islands and Windrush Generation will be published in May 2022 by The History Press and is also available for pre-order.

Caribbean Folktales book Cover


Events Coming Up

  • Birmingham Storytelling Cafe – 15th June 2022 (details soon)
  • Surrey Storytelling Night – 23rd September 2022 (details soon)

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