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Douglas Lipton

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Contact: hazellipton@hotmail.com
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a poet writing chiefly in English with a Scots accent. My work has been translated into Romanian, French and Spanish. I have published numerous books, and my work has been featured in magazines and anthologies at home and overseas. My interests include nature and animals, politics and human rights, people, travel, bereavement, cinema, visual art, music, humour and dreams. I was, for most of my professional life, a teacher working in additional support for learning (including working with children from overseas), and have subsequently done similar work in F.E.

As a poet, I have undertaken workshops and projects - singly and collaboratively - with primary and secondary school-aged children, community groups, artists in other creative fields (musicians, painters/printmakers, composers, singers) and adults with mental health problems. I am very interested in the creative process.

(Photo credit: Sindy van Zyl)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

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; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Performance; Reading; Residency; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable adults; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Animals; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Nature; Politics; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Translation; Violence & abuse; Wars & conflicts

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