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Michael Kerins

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: North Lanarkshire
Languages: English, Scots
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Michael is a multi- award winning storyteller in the oral tradition.



Born in Possilpark to a large family, Michael became accustomed to the use of precise but uncomplicated language, since both his parents were registered blind, and his own imagination was nurtured by his father’s storytelling. He current work, about weetom and sharing his adventures in classrooms and community settings in Scotland and abroad.

His three books are widely taught in schools.

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

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; 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

Animals; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; First experiences for younger readers; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; LGBTQIA+ characters; Love & romance; Nature; Performance training; Picture books; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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