The Rochester Literature Festival will play host to the Travelling Talesman at the Good Intent, John Street, Rochester on Friday, May 9th.


You might guess from his name that The Travelling Talesman is a storyteller who enjoys taking his stories to new places. With twenty years experience telling myths, legends and folktales, last year he was nominated for “Outstanding Male” in the British Awards For Storytelling Excellence.

In Away with the Fairies, expect a fun evening of gripping yarns as The Talesman recounts stories of Norse Gods, Celtic mysteries, clever girls and Dragon Slayers, medieval mayhem, giants, goblins and Halloween horrors. Originally specialising in Northern European tales, his stories are now drawn from all over the world.

The Travelling Talesman has toured the country from Penzance to York, for feasts, festivals and fun since the early nineties.

Entry is free, although donations would be welcomed to cover our costs. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

To find out more about The Travelling Talesman, please visit

For information on other Rochester Literature Festival events, including their 2014 festival, Mad Bad & Dangerous to Know, please visit or call 07904 643770. A supporters’ club, ‘Friends of the Rochester Literature Festival’ has been set up and details of that can also be found on the website.

The Rochester Literature Festival (RLF) was formed in May 2011 as an information sharer, and held its inaugural event, The Garden Poetry Party in July 2012.

Three more audience building events ‘Unifinished’, the ‘Literary Potlatch’ and another Garden Party followed in October 2012, March 2013 and July 2013 respectively, before the first main festival ‘OtherWorlds, Other Voices’ took place in October 2013.

The RLF is a voluntary group and currently receives no public funding, relying solely on the generosity of its performers, audiences, personal donations and in kind help.