YORStory Storytelling Inspiration

Welcome to YORStory

Global Storytelling Inspiration

What is YORStory about?

Come and join our global storytelling community!

YORStory was created as an online global community far away from algorithms and adverts to help you work, play and learn with inspiration about all matters storytelling.

Our aim is to help you make the most of your storytelling experience, whether for business or pleasure and connect you with like-minded friends and colleagues from across the world. 

Our lives are naturally filled with stories whether it is by using language and symbols like gestures, music, or numbers. We can tell stories in so many ways and for so many reasons. In business, we say, “He who tells the best story wins”. So, what’s your story and how can you best tell it with our help and support. 

We are here to inspire you with experience, knowledge, and opportunities by connecting you to a global community of equally passionate storytellers.

Our latest event was a virtual book launch with award winning writer Mark Diacono

We had a fantastic event on Thursday 15th April at 7pm with award winning writer Mark Diacono talking about his latest book HERB: a cook's companion. You can access the recoding by clicking and registering on our free Golden Hour plan HERE

YORStory Global Storytelling Festival 2021

Access the FREE recordings until 22nd April. 

Our first YORStory Festival coincided with World Storytelling Day on 20 March and carried on to 21 March. 

The theme of the festival was Plain English Language and it was truly a world event.

We gathered high-profiled guest speakers and audiences from across the world in business, the arts, and culture and created a programme that intrigued, inspired, and motivated. The recordings are now available on our special free festival group and will be available until 30th April.

              Here is what you can watch now. 


Download a printable PDF of the festival programme here.

YorstoryFestival2021- Programme.pdf

Access the festival recordings by clicking the FREE Festival Plan here.

We hope you enjoy the recordings. 

How can YORStory help you succeed?

YORStory THE WORKS also the home of Writing Retreat Tuesdays and much more.

Come and write with us! 

Starts at 19:00 London Time and ends 21:00 London time, every Tuesday we invite you to our virtual writing retreat. With the pressures of working from home or home-schooling this is a two-hour weekly space to enable you to join in with others, set yourself some goals and just write for a couple of hours to progress your writing projects. Mentoring happens once a month through panel discussions with the experts. 

YORStory  THE WORKS will host other free and low-cost events and support only to subscribed members. So if you want that little bit extra on an exclusive basis, join our paid plan. Normally priced at $10.99 per month we are offering everyone their first month free to see how it works.  

Golden Hour Events

Come and learn with us! 

We offer a free bi-monthly Golden Hour live talk on with expert guests from across the globe on all aspects of storytelling, writing, and associated topics like publishing, marketing, and branding to name a few. The time varies because we have interesting guests from around the globe and we are catering to their time zone but what you can be sure of is that it happens every second Wednesday. If you miss a live Golden Hour, you can catch up on our YouTube channel and join us for live events, participate live and ask questions on topics that interest and inspire you. 

YORStory Resources

Catch-up in your own time!

There is also a plethora of materials, videos and resources available in our back-catalogue and you can also catch-up on our YouTube Channel if you missed any of our free events.

YORStory Rewards

Earn bonuses and rewards!

Our rewards programme will give you access to THE WORKS for free for 6 months plus mentoring time with our coaches to support your writing. So the more people you invite to join YORStory, the more rewards you can achieve. So don't be afraid to invite your friends, family and colleagues to join. There are bonuses to enjoy!

YORStory Global Connect

Come and make friends and be part of the YORStory family

And last but by no means least, come and make new friends and colleagues all motivated and bound together by telling stories.

Start by choosing the free plan to access everything!

Who are we?

YORStory was founded by Beverley Varley, entrepreneur and business growth specialist, and Rachel McCormack, author of Chasing the Dram and BBC Radio 4 Broadcaster on The Kitchen Cabinet . Our specialist storytelling associate is James McSill of McSill Story Studios. Between us, we have over 100 years of valuable global storytelling experience to share with you. 

a BIG thank you!

We are thanking you in advance for your help and participation in making our global community so vibrant and inspirational. It could not be happening without you all. We hope you enjoy your experience with us. We look forward to hearing and sharing our stories together. 

Welcome to global storytelling with YORStory!