Author Visits and Workshops

If you fancy some face to face storytelling and a few excerpts from Pig Boy just drop me a line. I’ve told stories and taught all over the world and picked up a few awards along the way. I am an experienced workshop leader and facilitator for creativity and, if you have a group or programme who would benefit from my work I would be happy to have a chat with you about it. I work with all ages and ability levels from Key Stage One to professionals and specialise in workshops that promote creativity for all ages and backgrounds.

If the good old-fashioned orally told stories are more of your thing then pop over to my storytelling site and of you want a preview of some of the action in Pig Boy sign up here.

Storytelling Feedback

Telling the story of Pig Boy - photo credit Chris Webb

Telling the story of Pig Boy in the show Hunting the Giant’s Daughter. photo credit Chris Webb

If you ever get the chance to see the storyteller Michael Harvey, you should go. Just trust me. Book tickets and turn up.                                                                                             The Coffee Lady Blog

Harvey is a master near the top of his game…Michael Harvey has an impressive stage presence, that rare mixture of ego and modesty, both sides deployed expertly and with sincerity.                                                                                                                    Gary Raymond – Wales Arts Review

You’re guided through this world by a master storyteller. It’s he who makes the direct connection, who gets your trust and earns it and who pumps the lifeblood round.                                                                                                                             Playwright, Tony Jones

It takes a good storyteller to make all of that worth listening to – and Michael Harvey played a blinder, with an absolutely hilarious performance.                                   Caroline Lynch – London Rocks!

Education Workshop Feedback

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He held the children in a trance from the start with his traditional tales. A fantastic experience that had children and staff asking for more! Thoroughly recommended. Literacy Co-ordinator, High Cross Primary School

An extraordinary example of collaborative creativity
Alane Starko Creativity in the Clasroom (3rd Ed. Pub. Laurence Erlbaum New Jersey)

The children hung on Michael’s every word. They responded to his enthusiasm and creative ideas to produce fantastic work of their own.  Thank you once again. The children really did enjoy the day and spent yesterday morning completing their stories.                                                                                                                                     English Subject Leader, St. James Primary School, Caerphilly

Michael Harvey sparked the children’s imagination and took them on a magical journey through the Mabinogion. He held them spellbound as active listeners. Then he offered numerous different ways for them to explore the story creatively, and always encouraged them to develop focus, support each other and to reflect on their experience. He is a great asset to any school he works in!                                            Rhian Hutchings, Creative Director, Operasonic

 

Practical Creativity – Facilitation and Workshop Feedback

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Michael was brilliant, fun, motivating and got the best out of everyone.

Great workshop! Inspiring, warm, fun. Michael’s enthusiasm was wonderful and a great cohesive group. Going away feeling confident and happy.

A wonderful weekend. I have learnt so much about structure and creativity in storytelling. Lots to think about. I found many new and exciting ideas.

Really enjoyed it and learned a great deal.
A great workshop. Michael led the group excellently and helped me immensely.

An excellent, useful, practical and fun workshop! Very well taught. Great People. Feel invigorated.

Great. Michael kept pushing us to go further. Got lots of hints and tips on preparation and practice. A great confidence boost.

Fantastic experience – learned so much and met some fab people.

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