Anthony Nanson is a Gloucestershire-based writer and storyteller with a background in natural sciences, education, and publishing. He enjoys the exciting synergies of working with both the oral and the written word. A love of nature, authenticity, and the spirit of place informs all his work.
Anthony is the author of Deep Time (2015) - a prehistoric lost-world adventure romance - and three collections of stories: Exotic Excursions (2008), Gloucestershire Folk Tales (2012), and (with Kirsty Hartsiotis) Gloucestershire Ghost Tales (2015).
As a professional storyteller since 1999, he’s worked in arts centres, bookshops, cafes, camps, castles, charities, churches, clubs, conferences, festivals, fetes, galleries, gatherings, libraries, parties, retreat centres, schools, theatres, universities, weddings, woods - in Britain and abroad - and has appeared on television and radio. With the company Fire Springs, he has co-produced such ground-breaking ecobardic epics as Arthur's Dream, Robin of the Wildwood, Return to Arcadia, and Dark Age Deeds of the Celtic Saints
Anthony is also a pioneering ecocritic of storytelling practice. His writings in this field include Storytelling and Ecology (2005), Words of Re-enchantment (2011), and (co-editor with Alida Gersie and Edward Schieffelin) Storytelling for a Greener World (2014). He has taught creative writing at Bath Spa University since 2001 and is a member of Equity and the Society of Authors.
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