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Nora Chassler

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Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I grew up in NYC in the 1980s and 90s, but have lived in Scotland for over twenty years. I’m an experienced teacher of ‘Story Skills’; a classroom program that fosters a joyous, hugely creative and sometimes very high energy process that engages deeply with the structure of a great story. I’ve taught in schools in Dundee and Edinburgh, from nursery to Sixth Year.


I also work as  a scriptwriter for TV and film and have taught scene writing to older high school students with fantastic results. I’m keen to bring script writing to younger students and other groups.


As a creative practitioner I am an acclaimed author of novels, flash fiction and poetry. I have recently passed my viva after a funded PhD at the University of Edinburgh and when I submit my final corrections in three months time I will be Dr Nora Chassler.


I will happily provide references, sample lessons and stories I’ve produced with students upon request. Please feel free to email me with any questions or to make an appointment to chat.

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

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

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Historical fiction; Horror; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Picture books; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Science; Science fiction; Urban communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups will 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+