Storyweaving is the website of Steph Bradley, sometimes known under her storytelling guise of WynnAlice.

Storyweaving brings together the several strands of Steph’s work including the creative projects of Tales of Our Times, and her specialised training services.

About Tales of Our Times

Tales of our Times is a not for profit initiative run by qualified teacher trainer of more than 30 years, Stephanie Bradley, as a way of bringing her skills as a facilitator, writer and storyteller, and the experiences and creativity developed during her several years involvement with the Transition Movement and the Transition Tales project, to a wider audience.

Amongst its projects are:

 About Steph Bradley

Teacher, Trainer, Facilitator

Steph started her career by training as a primary school teacher in the English Lakes, before taking to the sea, crewing on a yacht, and living in Brazil for 14 years where she taught English to all ages from 4-80, and trained teachers to teach English, designing and facilitating her own courses and those of Cambridge University. She developed and implemented teaching materials and curricula for more than 25 years, working as a consultant to private language schools in Brazil, and as Director of Studies for successful summer language schools for children and teens all over the UK. Nowadays, she works online for the University of Wales Trinity St David as an English lecturer as well as spending periods of time abroad training university professors to better teach their subjects in English.  To many hundreds of tertiary level educators working in France, Slovenia, Vietnam and Poland, she is recognised as a highly skilled and motivating trainer whose courses are hugely sought after and often over-subscribed. See feedback.

Community Work

From 2008 – 2011 Steph was Training Coordinator for the Totnes based international charity Transition Network, taking 6 months out in 2010 to walk around England in a pair of red flip flops, collecting the tales of over 100 transition initiatives. The book telling the tales of this story-walk can be ordered by clicking the Publications tab at the top of this website page.

In addition, Steph was an active member of the TTT (Transition Town Totnes) Education Group from 2007 – 2011 during which time she received funding to run the first ever TTT Youth Event (an interactive music festival for 11-18 yr olds). Passionate about the inclusion of young people in the building of strong local community, she was also the facilitator of theTransition Tales schools and educators’ project running a number of successful workshops for schoolchildren in Devon, as well as for educators’ nationwide.

Walker and Writer

In 2015, in search of stories of well-being, Steph yet again took out her flip flops and this time walked across Wales from Caerleon in the south, to Bardsey Island off the NW coast of Gwynedd.  This walk led her deep into the myths of the Britain Isles, in particular those of Wales and Ireland.  Eager to blend her community work with her passion for the old stories of our isles, she completed an MA in Ecology and Spirituality at the Schumacher College in conjunction with the University of Wales Trinity St David in 2020 with a dissertation exploring the role of the Celtic enchantress in understanding our times.  Out of this research, Steph is developing a work of fiction; a trilogy which takes the reader from Iron Age Wales to a Utopia in the near future.  Follow her blog on the Homepage for details of this.

When not busy researching, Steph can be found gazing at the wonders in our hedgerows as she walks the lanes of South Devon, writing voraciously from a little whitewashed cottage in the heart of the tiny community-minded village of Rattery, and managing the South Brent Storytellers and Local History Archive, a project which she founded in 2017.

Steph is currently looking for an agent and a publisher for her trilogy of books.


  • An interview with Steph by the founder of the Transition Movement, Rob Hopkins, PhD, can be read here:

  • Author’s facebook page:

  • Author’s facebook group:

The Warriors Way – A Journey to the Heart a facebook group where excerpts from Steph’s books as they are written and interesting snippets from her research are shared.

  • Author’s personal blog:

Where Steph occasionally shares her particular take on life and philosophy – Ariadne Bowden Writes