Word weaver, tradition bearer and educator

Shonaleigh is a dedicated and committed storyteller actively working to expand and share the Drut’syla tradition. Brought up in the Drut’syla tradition by her Bubbe (grandmother) she has a repertoire of over three thousand stories which can be adapted as appropriate for the theme and audience with whom she is working.

Unforgettable weekend experiences that create opportunities for the Drut’syla to tell a tale in full and for storyteller and listeners to explore these tales told in an immersive traditional setting.

Upcoming Events


Fri 16 Sun 18 June 2023

Eve’s Three Beautiful Daughters weekend – near Brighton

Starts 6pm on Friday, ends 1pm on Sunday

Mon 26 Fri 30 June 2023

Word Dancing course – online

10.30am-5pm BST (UK time)

Thu 7 Sat 9 September 2023
Mon 18 Sep Mon 9 Oct 2023

“I’ve Got a Dog!” course – online

Mondays at 7.30pm BST (UK time)

This course is a five-day deep-dive into the nature of narrative and story. It takes you through practical exercises and creative explorations to help you tell your story in whatever medium you work in.

Walking the Wildwoods

Walking the Wildwoods is Shonaleigh’s “big” course.  

Participants are invited to walk with the Druts’yla tradition and discover a new way of thinking about story. We investigate how stories are held, unpeeled, understood and internalised on both a practical and holistic level.

The next chance to join is in 2024, when the course will run as a month intensive.

Bubbe's Wisdom

When the world is crying, it doesn’t need more tears.

What it needs is a hankerchief.

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