Michael Kerins
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Michael Kerins 
FOUNDER - S.L.A.T.E Charity
co-founder kerinsnaumov competition
Writer and Storyteller 
Once the international translation competition had grown arms and legs and started to include Love’s Bridge - School 139 Cultural Exchange visits with other areas such as Barda, Kungur and Illyinski. Michael stretched out to his friends in Scotland to help him set up the charitable organisation that was to become S.L.A.T.E Charity  



Michael Kerins

Writer and multi-award winning storyteller Michael first visited Russia in September 2001. He set up the much acclaimed Kerinsnaumov translation competition. The main idea of which was to give contemporary English language skills to the students at Perm Pedagogical University. For this he was work he was presented the W.E. Upjohn Humanitarian Award and a substantial cash award. Michael initially refused the award and the money but was advised to accept and then use the money to inaugurate S.L.A.T.E Charity.

Michael Kerins was born to tell stories – he learned from his blind father, whose gift for oral communication was immense.

Born and bred in Glasgow, of Glasgow born parents, Michael is a master storyteller - a multi award winner including the all Scotland TALL-TALES Storytelling Oscar 2008 and Aye Write Tall Tales Oscar 2010. He is seen by many as a great all rounder - at ease with any age range and ability - He works well with Pre 5s - through to the older generation at reminiscence workshops in Care Homes- Prisoners and young offenders those in hospital or rehabilitation programmes.

His stand-up is hilarious.

His love stories are breathtaking

He is a master of his craft

Michael was recently awarded B.A.S.E. Outstanding Adult Male Storyteller - 2012

Michael is an ambassador for Scotland and has set up several projects, which are now worldwide - websites www.weetom.com and or www.kerinsnaumov.com

Whether it is delivering lectures at pedagogical universities here or abroad or in nurture classes with young primary children Michael is at ease with his audiences – and they with him.  He is a member of British Actors Equity, and also mentors those interested in storytelling in line with guidance from the Scottish Storytelling Forum of which he is a member.

Michael is a former chairman of Glasgow Storytellers. His style is funny often chaotic and punchy yet his ability to challenge the audience is very powerful. He is the only storyteller living and working in Scotland to have had 6 sell-out shows at the famous Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre.

Michael visited Polmont YOI with Ian Ferguson to collect some chess sets for the street teens at Love’s Bridge

Watch and listen to Michael telling a short excerpt from weetom and the snowball fight

Michael Kerins

Phone: +44 (0) 141 779 1177

Cellphone +44 (0) 7976 030 651
ICQ: **********
Skype: michaeljkerins

e-mail: michael.kerins@me.com

Through the generosity of my many friends both here and abroad I have been able to continue this work