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Dr Tawnya Selene Renelle

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Contact: tawnyaselenerenelle@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
Dr Tawnya Selene Renelle's headshot

Dr. Tawnya Selene Renelle is an experimental writer and educator. Her poetry collection this exquisite corpse was published in May 2019 and described by Colin Herd as “A Book of Delight. An Embodied Book. A Personal Book.”

Tawnya is available for teaching workshops, mentorship on creative projects, and for readings. While her area of expertise is experimental and hybrid forms she also has extensive experience in poetry and memoir. As a workshop leader you can expect her to run exiting and inventive sessions that get writers thinking outside the box. She currently runs her own independent sessions via Zoom but is always looking for opportunities to bring her unique style of teaching to those who it might benefit.

As a recent graduate from The University of Glasgow she also has a strong academic and research background and is available for lectures or talks. As a mentor she has thus far worked on four memoirs, one which has now been shortlisted for an award, two poetry collections, two novels, and numerous academic dissertations. She is keen to work with writers across genres and has a personal and hands on approach.

(Photo credit: Tiu Makkonen)

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; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Performance training; Poverty

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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