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Allison Galbraith

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: South Lanarkshire
Languages: English
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Allison Galbraith is an author, storyteller and narrator. She collects and re-tells traditional folktales. Her books include: Lanarkshire Folk Tales (2021, History Press) suitable for older children and adults, and co-author of: Dancing With Trees, Eco-Tales from the British Isles (2017, History Press) a collection of traditional wisdom stories from: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with environmental themes, and nature-activities for age five-adult.

A Supported Learning, Expressive Arts lecturer for many years, Allison engages audiences with her presentation and teaching skills, entertaining and educating equally.
Allison has worked for the Scottish Book Trust as an ASN-Writer in Residence, in a Glasgow Primary School, in 2021.

Her author visits can be tailored to suit different needs, events and locations.
She specialises in Scottish folklore and legends, world wisdom stories, plants, animals, rewilding and performance storytelling.

An acclaimed dementia and Alzheimer professional, skilled oral history collector, and inter-generational facilitator, Allison brings her experience, energy and joy to every occasion.

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

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

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Performance training; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Rhyming books for younger readers; Rural communities; Seasonal books; Urban communities; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

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

Audience size

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