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Alice Tarbuck

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Contact: atarbuck@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Alice Tarbuck is an award-winning poet and writer. She has taught Creative Writing at the University of Dundee, and is a 2019 Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Awardee for poetry. Her debut non-fiction book A Spell in the Wild: a year (and six centuries) of Magic is published by Hodder & Stoughton.

 

She works as a Lead Reader for literacy charity Open Book. Additionally, she has taught workshops for the National Library of Scotland, the Scottish Poetry Library, the University of Edinburgh and further afield. She has chaired events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Dundee Literary Festival and at bookshops around Scotland.

 

She is interested in making poetry accessible to all, and in locating poetry in the natural world. Her writing, both poetry and prose, is interested in the natural world, themes of belonging, feminism, folk practices and myths. She is available for workshops, talks and book events of all shapes and sizes.

(Photo credit: Jamie Drew)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; 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; Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Adventure; Coasts, seas & oceans; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Food; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Nature; Performance training; Publishing & getting published; Religion & Beliefs; Seasonal books

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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