Storytelling

NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – ‘Caribbean Folk Tales: Stories from the Islands and the Windrush Generation’ by Wendy Shearer

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Wendy is immensely proud to announce her brand new book of short stories called ‘Caribbean Folk Tales: Stories from the Islands and the Windrush Generation‘ published by The History Press. It will be released May 2022 and you can pre-order it here. Caribbean islands are rich in oral stories and steeped in history where ancestors […]

My Books

Book launch

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My first edition of African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends is OUT and available to buy in all of the usual bookshops. Published by Scholastic on 7th October 2021. You can get a personally signed copy from my local independent bookshop Pickled Pepper Books. My book launch party was held at Pickled Pepper Books […]

Caribbean Folktales

La Diablesse

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Wendy Shearer Writer and Professional Storyteller

In my first book of Caribbean Folktales to be published by The History Press , I’m writing about a variety of characters who feature commonly in Caribbean folklore. Some of them are supernatural figures who may be considered vengeful spirits or spirits who protect elements of the earth.  Others are tricksters in animal form who […]

Storytelling

Caribbean Stories

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Wendy Shearer - Professional Storyteller Photography by @MarcoCervi

‘As dawn kissed the sky, she looked out of her window and saw a ball of flames darting through the tamarind trees. The shape-shifting Soucouyant had found her victim.’ I’m very excited to announce that I’m writing a new book – a collection of Caribbean Folktales which will be published by The History Press. These […]

Half term

Chinese New Year

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Chinese folktales It’s been a fun packed half term week storytelling at the Art House Crouch End.  As today is the start of the Chinese New Year, I told a couple of Chinese folktales to a room full of 7 – 10 year olds. To celebrate the Lunar New Year we re-enacted the legend of […]