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Andrew McNeil

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a full-time teacher who over the years has been widely published in mainly Scottish books, magazines, zines and a plethora of anthologies. In the main I am kent as a Makar or poet but I continue to work on (when not doing the above and karate) short stories and a poetry collection. I am very proud of doing the first tailored poem for a Shotokan karate kata - a world first. This wis in guid Scots.

I had a great time in recent times at the Crambo Jingle in Muirkirk whaur a touched the ethereal presence o an actual fiddle thon Burns huid touched. Most weeks I try and inspire and support ma ain lairners among ither wark in the schuil. I am happy to support schools or festivals if given plenty of notice.

Local authorities can visit

Fife; Highland; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Outdoor learning; Reluctant readers; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Ageing; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Love & romance; Nature; Poverty

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 18+

Audience size

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