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Raymond Soltysek

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Contact: mail@soltysek.com
Local authority: Inverclyde
Languages: English
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I am a teacher of English, education lecturer, training provider and writer. I have a wide experience of working with adults and young people, supporting education and writing in schools and beyond. I have judged national children's writing competitions, produced educational materials to support classroom practice and delivered in-service on the development of creative writing to serving teachers in both primary and secondary schools.

I am an experienced reader of my work, and have spoken publicly about writing, mental health and a range of political subjects. I have expertise in facilitating Philosophy with Children sessions and working with pupils of varying abilities. I am National Coordinator for the Scottish Association for the Teaching of English (SATE).

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

Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Adult learners; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; 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; Biography & memoir; Contemporary fiction; Family; Politics; Poverty; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100