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Jill Bennett

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Contact: jillbennett134@gmail.com
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English, Scots
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An ex-chartered school librarian and creative writing tutor, I am now a children's poet performing in Scots, and short story writer regularly published in national magazines. I am also a qualified Bookbug rhymetime Leader.

I am available to do workshops, readings and talks on shorts stories and serial writing for adults, with a keen interest in poetry and in exploring the Scots language with the young. Recent events for 3-6 year olds have included Growin Pains, Bugs Galore and Animal Magic. These performances are presented to introduce the Scots language in a fun and interactive way. The Magic Box is a workshop designed to promote self-esteem and validate children's experiences. It can be done in either Scots or English and is suitable for 7-12 year olds and those with special needs. See Me and See You workshops are done with Elizabeth Cordiner, my co-author of Walkin the Rainbow. These two workshops explore children's lives, their feelings, friendships and how they see the world. Workshops can be adapted to meet school needs.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Perth and Kinross; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Animals; Childhood; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Nature

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100