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Rachel McJury

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Email rachel@rachelmcjury.co.uk
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English

I have worked for many years within the arts environment initiating, leading and managing a wide range of projects but with specific experience of cross-artform events that have brought together poetry, dance, theatre, music and film. To date, I have written, directed and produced ten theatre and musical productions. Prose works include a short story collection, a novella and a novel trilogy (further information available on my website). I am also a poet and have performed my work at a variety of locations across Britain and Europe from Brighton to Dundee to Dublin.

My poems and short stories have been published in: Chameleon, Nomad, Cutting Teeth, Citizen 32, Poetry Scotland, The Gay Read, Hidden City, Mookychick and my collection of poetry Laughin' Lesbians Vol 1. In 2006 I received the Jackie Forster Memorial Pride Award for outstanding contribution to culture in Scotland.

I am particularly interested and experienced in facilitating a transformative process that enables people to reclaim, reimage and retell their stories and experiences through verbatim theatre, performance and autobiographical prose and poetry.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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

Bibliotherapy; Bilingual event; Mentoring; Multilingual event; Panel event; Performance; 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; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; 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; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & Prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Nature; Performance training; Politics; Poverty; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Violence & abuse; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

Adults

Audience size

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