My favorite stories make the impossible probable (fantasy) or the improbable possible (science) and I love exploring the shadowlands between these two.
I am a Belgian storyteller proud to have been called an honorary Corkonian teller, holding my own amidst the thriving Irish storytelling scene. I make up stuff as a scientist, a storyteller and a writer, any combination of which sets my creative juices flowing. I am addicted to great stories and in dire need of extra lives.
- Moth and Butterfly, Galway, Claddagh Cottage and Arts Centre, Upper Fairhill, Claddagh, Galway, Feb 19, 2020, Guest teller, Two stories on the night.
- The Gab: Feb'20 Mixtape, Maureen's Pub, Cork, Feb 4, 2020
- Centre 72 performance, Paris (Bois-Colombes), Sunday March 17, 2019, St. Patrick's Day, Irish event, featured storyteller.
- Zombie Unicorns (based on a short story by Laura Pearlman), the Gab, Crawford & Co, Cork, October 25, 2018.
- Regular Gab performances and also Yarnspinners in Cork. Check out their schedules. Samples of past performances below.
- The ruthless King who loved riddles, at the Gab, Artist's house in Cobh, October 20, 2018.
- “Tales from the Blender” at the Dublin Yarn Spinners, February 8, 2018.
- “Tales from the Blender” at the Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club, Hebden Bridge, UK, January 26, 2018
- “Tales from the Blender” at The Gab, Alpha Sud, Blarney, charity event for Cape Clear Trust, Dec 5, 2017
- The Gab, Blarney, guest performances (2016 - 2017)
- “What’s the Story”, Roundy Pub, Cork, guest performances (2015)
- Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival, Emerging Storytellers Concert (2013)
- European Educational Storytelling Project (2012).
- Listowel Writers’ Week International Storytelling Competition Finalist (2011)
- Youghal’s libary and Cork’s Yarnspinner’s club
- Cape Clear's international storytelling workshops by Daniel Morden, Joel ben Izzy, Carol Russell, Jan Blake, Christine McMahon and Michael Parent, and workshop by Pat Speight.
- Benefitted from Ireland’s vibrant storytelling scene, influenced by international storytellers Pat Speight and Liz Weir.
- Former member of Pittsburgh's storytellers club.
- Committee member: Cape Clear International Storytelling Workshop (Sept 2016 - Sept 2018)
- Committtee member: Storytellers of Ireland (2017 - 2019)
- European Science Open Forum Project, 2012, science-storytelling shows for children aged 7 - 11 in Dublin's National Museum and UCC's Aula Max, four storytellers bringing the story "Why? Cause that's the way it is!" followed by science experiments, including ants on stilt and balancing demo by circus performer on unicycle. Storytellers: Nina Tannis, Fiona Dowling, Gerry Clancy, Cliona O'Carroll, Michel Schellekens, story written by M. Schellekens.