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Nalini Paul

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Other contact method: Website: nalinipaul.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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As a poet who loves the outdoors, I have led workshops with a range of participants of all ages, around Scotland and internationally; often engaging with the senses and 'bringing the outside in'. I like to use objects, music and natural landscapes to explore place, memory and belonging. These are universal themes that transcend borders of race, class, age and other human-made barriers.

I am a practising poet; however, my workshops are open to writers of all genres, and are popular with people pursuing fiction, non-fiction, experimental writing and poetry. I have read my poetry and/or spoken on panels at the Apeejay International Literature Festival, Kolkata; Purvai Festival, Stornoway; Edinburgh International Book Festival; StAnza International Poetry Festival; Robert Louis Stevenson Barbizon & Grez, Grez-sur-Loing, France. I have collaborated across art forms with dancers, musicians, actors and visual artists.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; 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

Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Biography & memoir; Coasts, seas & oceans; Discrimination & Prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Rural communities; Seasonal books

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

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