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Laura Fyfe

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Contact: laura@figmentcreativity.com
Languages: English, Scots
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Playing with language, having fun, is vital to creativity. Words are too powerful to take too seriously!

My non-fiction books, Wellspring and Magpie Mind, cover my specialities: helping writers and artists break down writers’ block, defeat procrastination and engage their imagination.

I have led writing workshops across Scotland for over ten years in settings such as writing groups, mental health groups, schools and prisons - for writers aged 9 to 90, covering a plethora of topics: serious to silly. I’ve a veritable library of material to draw from and extensive experience of providing tailored workshops upon request.

There are few things more thrilling than helping someone realise their own potential! I love to inspire, encourage and support fledgling writers and those who’re just a bit stuck.

As the Stirling Makar, I perform poetry and collaborate with organisations to promote and spark new writing. I write novels. My poetry and short stories have been published internationally in literary magazines and anthologies. My poetry collection, The Truth Lies, “beauty with a bite” is published by Red Squirrel Press.

A GTCS registered teacher for 20 years, I have a passion for working with young people. I lead anti-bullying professional development courses with RespectMe.

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

Bibliotherapy; Bilingual event; 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; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; 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; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Horror; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Performance training; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Science; Science fiction; Seasonal books; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Sports; Travel writing; Urban communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

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