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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 2019 Edition of Becoming the World available October 10th on Laura’s Marketplace


Upcoming Events




28 September, Saturday · 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The 63rd Annual Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party
Laura Simms Tells Stories
Hans Christian Andersen Statue
Central Park
(near)
5th Avenue & E 74th Street,
New York, NY 10021



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
Click here for more information
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
Click here for more information
Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street,
New York, NY 10019



3 November, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stories for Change
Panel and Storytelling:
Laura Simms and Linda Humes
Sugar Hill Museum
898 St. Nicholas Avenue
(at 155th Street)
New York, NY 10032




Looking Ahead



January- February 2020
Three festivals in India



Wales November 2020
Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival

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