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Rachel Plummer

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Email RachelElizabethPlummer@gmail.com
Languages: English
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I write poetry for adults and children. My book, Wain, focuses on LGBT+ retellings of Scottish folklore for young people; it is aimed at teens but is suitable for all ages. I also write and edit science fiction poetry (my background is in astrophysics), and poetry that is concerned with gender, technology, nature and age.

I have been running creative writing workshops for children and teenagers for many years, including with the Scottish Poetry Library. I write LGBT inclusive rhyming picture books for young children. I also run interactive, educational storytelling sessions that concentrate on science and/or nature studies themes.

I can offer performances/readings, storytelling sessions, panel discussions and workshops. I love to work on creative projects with young people, whether they are already budding authors or have never thought of themselves as writers before.

(Photo credit: Dr Eve-Marie Josse)

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

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Outdoor learning; 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; Adolescence; Ageing; Animals; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Discrimination & Prejudice; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Gender equality; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Nature; Picture books; Rhyming books for younger readers; Science; Science fiction; Seasonal books

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

0-10; 11-30