John Knowles is professional storyteller, writer, comedian and corporate trainer. He can be heard regularly on ABC 702 Afternoons with James Valentine performing his storytelling show, I Can Top That!. John hosts Bespoken Word, a monthly storytelling night at Petersham Bowling Club, and performs at professional storytelling events around Australia. He recently featured on a special double episode of ABC702 Conversations with Richard Fidler where John recounted stories and was interviewed about his uncanny ability to turn family recollections into festival stage shows. He trained at Ryerson Acting School, toured with a cabaret trio called Gods Cowboys and represented Australia at the World Theatresports Championships. John loves to teach.