I'm a story structure consultant, writer, playwright, poet, educationalist, and storyteller.
My books include Story and Structure: A complete guide (Aladdin's Cave/Squeeze Press, 2022), shortlisted for The People's Book Prize, 2022, History Riddles; Odyssey: Dynamic Learning System (co-authored with David Pinto) (Liberalis, 2015); and Aesop the Storyteller - a book of versified fables (Aladdin’s Cave, 2008).
Plays: Aesop The Storyteller (Camden Fringe, 2006); Under the Arabian Moon (London Bridge Theatre, 2009)
I was invited to be poet-in-residence at the first Edinburgh Food Festival in 2006.
I provided a regular monthly column for the Russian in-flight magazine Flight Line for Anglophile Russian travellers on the vagaries of the English language (2013-2016).
My academic articles, draft papers, & a copy of my MA dissertation on the history of English 16th/17th C woven and embroidered textile bookbindings can be found on my profile at https://independent.academia.edu/LeonConrad
I've contributed to radio & TV programmes, & published papers in specialist journals. My work's been featured in PR Week, The Church Times & The Daily Telegraph.
As a freelance editor and proofreader, I've helped many authors get their works accepted for publication.
From 2013 until his death in 2016, I had the privilege of being able to study visual ways of symbolising logical relationships directly with polymath George Spencer-Brown, author of Laws of Form.
As a storyteller, I've been studying the Drut'syla Midrash tradition with storyteller Shonaleigh Cumbers since 2015, & am interested in tracing the links between oral traditions and the classical progymnasmata.
I tutor students using an integrated classical liberal arts approach.
I'm Co-founder & Lead Trainer @ The Academy of Oratory.
I'm Orator-in-Residence @ The Next Society Institute.
Find out more @ www.leonconrad.com.
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