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Cathy Forde

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Email cathyforde@btinternet.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Catherine (Cathy) Forde is an author and playwright based in Glasgow. Although known for her young adult novels, Cathy works with all ages and abilities. Cathy has a particular interest in encouraging young people to find inspiration from their own experience and environment. Cathy particularly enjoys long-term mentoring to any age group.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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 can deliver

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & Prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; Horror; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Mystery & thriller; Sports; Urban communities; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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