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Hello, I’m a writer, facilitator and storyteller. I am motivated by stories from everyday experience. I love helping people to share, mourn and celebrate the fantastic weirdness in what we get up to, day in, day out. I’m lucky to have worked in many schools, with big book festivals and national literacy organisations. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I have worked as a street busker of spontaneous short stories, writing for strangers on a typewriter. I have told stories to audiences, I have run workshops on writing for wellbeing and creative writing, for people of all ages and abilities. I’ve self-published, working with friends and independant printers to make beautiful objects.
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
Chairing events; Performance; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Care-experienced people; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Activism & protest; Adventure; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Island communities; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Travel writing; Urban communities; Vehicles