Laura Simms is an award winning performer, writer, and educator advocating storytelling as compassionate action for personal and community transformation.

She weaves an uncanny combination of personal narrative with fairytale and myth. Based in New York City, she continues to perform, teach, coach and give keynote addresses worldwide.

Bring Laura to your Theater, School or Community! Contact her here.

New: A Revised 2020 Edition of Becoming the World available October 10th on Laura’s Marketplace

Upcoming Events

4-6 October, Friday-Sunday
National Storytelling Festival
Three Days: World’s Best Storytellers – Main Stage Events
Laura Simms, featured storyteller
Click here for a full schedule of the festival
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Jonesborough, TN 37659

22- 26 October, Tuesday-Saturday (Daily) · 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Daily Matinee Performances
24 October, Thursday · 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Special Performance: Falling in Love with the World
Laura Simms, Storyteller in Residency
International Storytelling Center
100 West Main Street,
Jonesborough, TN 37659

27 October, Sunday 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Laura Simms tells Celtic Ghost Stories for families
Irish Arts Center
New York, NY 10019

3 November, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stories for Change
Panel and Storytelling:
Sugar Hill Museum
New York, NY 10003

January-29.  February 17. 2020
Three Festivals in India

Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Assam

February 29 – March 2


with Milbre Burch, Laura Simms, Heather Forest

Chapel Hill, North  Carolina

March 10 – 17



Post Keynote Special Storytelling Event.  PreSchool Education

and Imagination.        with Therese Folkes Plair

Bank Street College of Education, New York

May 2020

THE SEVEN PRINCESSES sponsored by The Silk Road House

Five Locations with five storytellers in Berkeley, California

Wales November 2020
Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival

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