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Anne Pitcher

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Contact: annepitcherstoryteller@hotmail.co.uk
Other contact method: Also contactable via TRACS Directory of traditional oral storytellers: https://tracscotland.org/storytellers/anne-pitcher
Local authority: Renfrewshire
Languages: English, Scots
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For over 15 years, I have delivered storytelling sessions via the TRACS Directory of Storytellers and Scottish Book Trust's Author Directory, bringing skills from journalism, nursery teaching and community art. I believe storytelling enriches people’s lives. My storytelling training, workshops and CPD sessions engage participants actively, enabling them to put storytelling skills into practice, which can include puppet making. I am skilled with children in their early years, with ASN, especially primary school pupils. I’m adept at virtual and in-person storytelling, outdoors or indoors. Being a committed Christian, I have wide experience in working with church groups of all ages and am a ‘Simply The Story’ Accredited Trainer exploring the Bible orally. From 2021-22, I was Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland Creative Fieldworker with the People’s Parish project in West Dunbarton. I worked with the whole community, including two primary schools, many community groups including the local Traveller community, enabling them to explore, express, share and celebrate their stories. For over 15 years I have been part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and have travelled the world, telling and collecting stories as far as New Zealand and Thailand. My style is interactive and participative, often involving puppets, curious props and interesting sound makers. I relish tackling new projects and collaborating with others.

Local authorities can visit

Angus; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Highland; Inverclyde; Moray; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire

Events can deliver

Bibliotherapy; Performance; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Residency; Workshop

Audience can work with

Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Love & romance; Nature; Performance training; Picture books; Religion & beliefs; Rhyming books for younger readers; Rural communities

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; 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; 100-500; 500+