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Lynda Radley

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Other contact method: Website: lyndaradley.com/contact.html
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Lynda Radley is a playwright and dramaturg. She hails from Ireland and lives in Glasgow. Her plays include Happier or Better?, The Interference, DORM, Berlin Love Tour, Futureproof, The Art of Swimming, Birds and Other Things I am Afraid of, Soap! (with Ciaran Fitzpatrick), and The Heights and Integrity. The Interference won a Scotsman Fringe First at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, and was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. It looks at the issue of on-campus sexual assault and is published by DPS. In 2011, Lynda won a Scotsman Fringe First for her play Futureproof. The Art of Swimming was shortlisted for Meyer Whitworth and Total Theatre awards and toured internationally. Futureproof has been produced in Ireland, India and America.

Alongside her own writing, Lynda has a long-standing participatory arts practice. She has mentored new playwrights through the Playwrights' Studio Scotland, and currently works with Masters students at Glasgow University. She has given workshops in schools, community halls, prisons, hospitals and theatres throughout Scotland, working with a wide-range of people to help them find their writing voices.

Lynda can provide workshops, mentorship, readings and discussions. She is experienced at listening to participants and working to their needs.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; 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; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Family; Gender equality; Historical fiction

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

0-10; 11-30