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Gowan Calder

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Contact: gowancalder@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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I am highly experienced at creating and delivering drama writing workshops for both young people and adults. I have a range of methods for introducing the basic rules of playwriting and exploring how drama works, and have delivered these over either several sessions or in single workshops as preferred.

I focus on accessiblity and fun, helping participants produce results in whatever alloted time we have so they are encouraged to create further work themselves or with others, or simply to have confidence in their own voice.

I am also a sensitive and experienced dramaturg and have provided feedback for many emergent writers from a wide variety of backgrounds and am happy to provide workshops or mentorship for creative writers looking for further support.

(Photo credit: Trudie Stade)

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; 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; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Class & society; Family; Friendship; Performance training; Poverty; Urban communities

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

0-10; 11-30