Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the ISC

Shonaleigh is a drut’syla (storyteller) from the Yiddish oral tradition. She has shared her work for the past 17 years across the United Kingdom, Europe and the U.S. She was the UK’s Deputy National Storytelling Laureate from 2010-12, has completed commissions for the British Library, the British Museum and Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival, and is a regular contributor to BBC arts programs. Her 2012 appointment to Artistic Director of Phrase Arts, where she helps promote storytelling within communities, has led to her work with the European Court of Human Rights. “Shonaleigh is in a class of her own!” – Festival at the Edge

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