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Amy B. Moreno

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Contact: amy_moreno@hotmail.co.uk
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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Amy B. Moreno is an author and poet, writing for children and adults.  Her English/Spanish picture book, A Billion Balloons of Questions, is published by Floris Books (2022).  She has poetry and fiction published in Mslexia, Dreich, LlalansThe London Reader and many other literary journals.

She has performed poetry at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and has facilitated workshops in schools.

Amy’s professional background is in working with children and young people, in project worker and youth work roles.  She has experience working within areas of: homelessness; care experience; additional support needs; offending behaviour; refugees and new Scots.

Amy is a qualified English/Spanish interpreter and translator, and previously taught English as an Additional Language, so is well-suited to working with multilingual groups, and with English learners.  She writes in English, Scots, and Spanish, including multilingual pieces.

Amy is passionate about using all the languages and dialects we may know, in unique and interesting ways.  She promotes writing being inclusive, accessible, and representative of people all backgrounds. 

Amy is available for readings and creative writing workshops for children, young people, and adults.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Multilingual event; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

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

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Nature; Picture books; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers; Translation; Urban communities

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100