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Matthew James Friday

International School Teacher, Literacy Consultant and Professional Storyteller

Matthew is a classroom teacher, professional storyteller, writer and literacy consultant, and he works in an international school in Germany. He has experience teaching across all grades in elementary/primary schools in England, Germany and Asia. He is also a published writer and professional storyteller for children. As well as doing storytelling in schools, he has worked in museums, galleries and at charity events. Matthew has delivered university lectures and Professional Development workshops to teachers on literacy and storytelling. Matthew tells myths, legends, fables and folk tales from around the world in English, and he has worked with Thai and Chinese translators delivering in a bi-lingual setting. As a writer, Matthew is a widely published poet with over 60 poems published in journals and magazines around the world. He has had published many articles about education and storytelling. In addition, he has experience writing and directing theatre plays for adults and children.

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