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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, Pure Slush, The London Reader and many other literary journals. She writes in English, Scots, and Spanish, including multilingual pieces.

Amy is experienced in facilitating school-based sessions, particularly for P1 to P4, and tailors sessions for each group. She has also performed at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Tidelines Book Festival, Paisley Book Festival, plus community settings.

Amy’s professional background is in working with children, young people, and families, in project worker and youthwork roles. She has experience in: homelessness; care experience; early years; 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 multilingual groups, and English learners. 

Amy is passionate about using languages and dialects in unique and interesting ways. She promotes writing as inclusive, accessible, and representative.

For adults, Amy’s creative writing sessions often focus on wellbeing and expression. She strives to ensure that they are inclusive, welcoming spaces.

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