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Lesley Harrison

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Angus
Languages: English
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Lesley Harrison lives and works on the North East coast. She is a qualified teacher and has been leading creative writing workshops for children and adults since 2013. In her workshops she encourages children and adults to think about the overlap between ourselves and our surroundings, and how we create our landscape around ourselves - physically, emotionally, linguistically, and imaginatively. Particularly with children, she looks to encourage experimentation with words and expression in creative responses to a wide variety of context and stimuli.

Lesley's sixth collection, Kitchen Music, was published simultaneously by Carcanet in the UK and New Directions in the US.  "You cannot help thinking that this is what all poetry should do—find the truth in things, not beneath them—and how it should be produced: sensitively and with love".
— Andrew McCulloch, TLS of Blue Pearl

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Fife; Highland; Moray; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Stirling

Events can deliver

Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Adults with additional support needs; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Coasts, seas & oceans; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Nature

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30