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Leon Conrad
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I am an independent researcher, academic, writer, playwright, poet, educationalist, and storyteller. In The Unknown Storyteller project, I apply the work of George Spencer-Brown (Laws of Form, 1969) to the analysis of story structure.

My books include Story and Structure: A Complete guide (The Squeeze Press, 2022), History Riddles; Odyssey: Dynamic Learning System (co-authored with David Pinto) (Liberalis Books, 2013); and Aesop the Storyteller - a book of versified fables (Aladdin’s Cave Publishing, 2008).

Plays: Aesop The Storyteller (Camden Fringe, 2006); Under the Arabian Moon (London Bridge Theatre, 2009)

I was invited to be poet-in-residence at the first Edinburgh Food Festival in 2006.

Over a three-year period (2013–2016), I provided a regular monthly column for the Russian in-flight magazine Flight Line for Anglophile Russian travellers on the vagaries of the English language.

A full list of academic articles, draft papers, and a copy of my MA dissertation on the history of English 16th and 17th Century woven and embroidered textile bookbindings can be found on my profile at https://independent.academia.edu/LeonConrad

I have contributed to radio and TV programmes, published papers in specialist journals. My work has been featured in PR Week, The Church Times and The Daily Telegraph.

As a freelance editor and proofreader, I have helped many authors get their works accepted for publication.

From 2013 until his death in 2016, I had the privilege of being able to study visual ways of symbolising logical relationships directly with polymath George Spencer-Brown, author of Laws of Form.

As a storyteller, I have been studying the Drut'syla Midrash tradition with storyteller Shonaleigh Cumbers since 2015, with a particular interest in tracing the influence of oral traditions on the development of the classical progymnasmata curriculum.

I tutor students across the world using an integrated approach to a classical liberal arts education.

I am co-founder and lead trainer at The Academy of Oratory.

Find out more at www.leonconrad.com.

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