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Lea Taylor

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Contact: leataylor5783@btinternet.com
Local authority: Midlothian
Languages: English
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Lea has been a freelance storyteller for over 15 years and more recently an author of Midlothian Folk Tales and Animals, Beasties and Monsters of Scotland. Her strength is in her creative versatility, ranging from residencies in schools to reminiscence work and exhibitions.

A recipient of Creative Arts Scotland, Tasgadh and Centenary Vote 100 funding, Lea has taken her work far and wide across Scotland and overseas. Lea brings a wealth of skills to any session, workshop, project or performance. Her background is in community education, specialising in literacy (especially parental engagement through literacy and storytelling). These skills are transferable to most environments. Lea has a working knowledge of planning and evaluating projects and has great organisational skills.

"She is well planned, entertaining, informative and her sessions are never ever dull" - Midlothian Teacher

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Midlothian; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Performance; Reading; Residency; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Intergenerational learning; 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

Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Care experience; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Historical fiction; History; Nature; Performance training; World War 1

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

11-30; 31-100