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Alex Nye

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Email alex.nye1@btinternet.com
Local authority: Perth and Kinross
Languages: English
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I would love to work with your pupils on their creative writing with my inspirational sessions. I perform live candlelit ghost stories, and interactive literacy workshops with sound and images to encourage and inspire. I can also offer longer sessions, having twice been a writer in residence in secondary schools, working on projects over a number of weeks. I am also an experienced secondary school teacher, and am comfortable performing in front of any size of audience, as well as working with smaller groups. I also give inspirational talks to adults, based around my historical novels, to date about Mary Queen of Scots and Mary Shelley.

I love Scottish history, but I also love encouraging and motivating young people, making them feel valuable and encouraging them to have a voice. As well as all my school events, I have delivered author workshops at the National Library of Scotland to teachers on how to use inspirational material. I am a creative writing mentor with the Scottish Book Trust, and have even learnt sign language for this. I am very good at engaging with vulnerable groups and individuals as well as entertaining large audiences.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Horror; Human rights; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & Beliefs; Rural communities; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+