Kevan Manwaring is a writer, teacher and storyteller who lives in Stroud. Holder of an MA in the Teaching and Practice in Creative Writing from Cardiff University, he teaches creative writing for the Open University. He also runs freelance courses in storytelling and various aspects of the writing process to a wide variety of students. As a professional storyteller he has appeared on BBC TV and in numerous shows both solo and with Fire Springs Storytelling Company in Britain and abroad (USA, Italy and Malta). He is the author of The Bardic Handbook, The Book of the Bardic Chair, Lost Islands, & others. His poems and articles have appeared in several magazines and anthologies. In 1998 he won the Bardic Chair of Bath. He runs the small ecobardic press, Awen Publications. He loves wandering the land on two wheels or two legs, helping people and places to sing their song.