Xanthe Gresham Knight
Xanthe Gresham Knight is an internationally renowned performance storyteller. Author of Goddesses and Heroines with Thames and Hudson, she has created a variety of shows celebrating the feminine divine including Cassandra for BBC Radio 4, Morgana Le Fey for The Cheltenham Literature Festival and Isis and Hecate for the Barbican.
She has performed extensively with The Crick Crack Club. Xanthe’s most recent work is curating an online Goddess Lounge funded by the Arts Council of England. The Lounge combines performance and panellist debate with international, UK-international and local storytellers, environmentalists and performance artists on the themes of climate, migration and gender.
Xanthe’s work with the Iranian epic Shahnameh with Arash Moradi has toured internationally and nationally. Xanthe has received major commissions and honorariums from the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. She has been Storyteller in Residence for Harvard University, The Blanton Museum Texas, Psychologies Magazine, The Chelsea Physic Garden, Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries and 18 Hours Hastings. She has performed extensively with The Crick Crack Club and Adverse Camber Productions.
Xanthe worked as a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Storytelling for the University of East London for 17 years and is the author of numerous books for children with The History Press and Barefoot Books. She lives in East Sussex in the UK.