About Wendy Shearer

Professional Storyteller, Oral Historian, Author

Wendy Shearer is a professional storyteller, oral historian and published author who brings stories to life from her African and Caribbean heritage.  

She regularly works with libraries, schools and institutions across the arts, including the V & A, the British Library, the British Museum and the National Literacy Trust, performing, consulting and leading workshops in the art of storytelling.  

Her 4 books are available in bookshops and celebrated in schools throughout the UK – 

Caribbean Folktales: stories from the islands and the Windrush generation;

 African & Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends;

 Bedtimes Stories – Beautiful Black Tales from the Past

Spooky Tales from the World

Wendy’s background is in TV Broadcasting, having produced programmes for Children’s BBC (CBBC), Nickledoden and PBS America. She was the script consultant and appeared in the Cbeebies show ‘JoJo and GranGran’ for their episode ‘Time for a Folktale,’ Wendy is also the Patron of Tall Stories Theatre Company and Chair of The Society for Storytelling – a charity that supports storytellers and raises public awareness of the value and benefits of oral storytelling. 

“Wendy Shearer is a masterful storyteller, bringing everyone with her imaginatively and playfully.” – Literature & Spoken Word Programmer, Just Imagine Festival (South Bank Centre)