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I am highly experienced in offering poetry readings, discussions and workshops for those at all skill levels, from beginner to established writer. Particular interest in working with disadvantaged, marginalised and mental health groups.
My workshops focus on a shared enjoyment of new writing, and analysing and encouraging process and technique. In these sessions, there's no such thing as writer's block.
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; Reading; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Loneliness & isolation; Publishing & getting published