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I've led creative writing groups in the community and in mental health settings for over 30 years and have always loved witnessing the growing confidence in the participants as they learn to play with and express themselves in words.
To date, I've two full poetry collections published and am very happy to give readings either on their own or alongside a workshop.
Aberdeen City; 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; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Carers; People experiencing mental health problems; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)
Topics of work
Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Love & romance; Nature; Performance training