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Jenny Lindsay

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Email jennylindsay@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a writer and performer of spoken word poetry and literary poetry with two full collections, two theatre shows, and two pamphlet collections of work to date. I have a wealth of experience in mentoring, directing and educating in a range of creative writing practices.

As a GTCS registered teacher I am also professionally trained in working with a range of young people, and have extensive experience - and a desire - to work with 'hard to reach' groups of teenagers in particular. I have worked with a diverse range of groups and individuals including male prisoners, care-experienced young people, adult writers, teen girls who are school-refusers, creative writing groups, mental health service groups and many others. I am a firm believer in using creative writing to encourage personal autonomy and self-understanding and have a wealth of materials and workshop plans to draw from in any session.

I am also a skilled compere and events organiser who has been lauded with contributing to the health of the Scottish spoken word scene over the last 10 years.

(Photo credit: Ryan McGoverne)

(Works in Scots)

Websites featuring the author

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; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & Prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Event production; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Performance training; Politics; Poverty; Urban communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

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+