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Renita Boyle

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Contact: renita@renitaboyle.com
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English
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Renita Boyle is a "virtuoso of versatility", a tale-telling, tongue-twisting troubadour, poetry pixie, kid lit author and nature-loving life writer. She is storytelling ambassador for Wigtown Festival Company, patron of reading for Saint James Primary in Renfrew and has been Scottish Book Trust reader in residence for DG Libraries.

Her stories are rowdy and reflective, traditional and tall, healing and nurturing. She mentors young TaleTwisters, supports those with additional needs and appeals across generations. Her published works include Strange Visitor, Honk! Honk! Rattle! Rattle!, Time for Bed Bible and Tell it Together (Best Resource - Eden Awards nominee).

Renita supports the Scottish Book Trust's annual life writing project and has facilitated workshops on their behalf. You can read The Little Red Library, among others, on the SBT website. She also helps people write legacy letters for future generations. She has been DG Life Performing Artist of the Year finalist, storyteller in residence with ShetlandArts and winner of Wigtown Poetry Competition Scots category.

Invite her to your festival, library, school, church, club, community gathering, care home, conference, writing group, retreat day, garden, woodland, seaside or fireside. She may even teach you to play the bagpipe with your nose! (Photo credit: Kim Ayres)

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

Bibliotherapy; Mentoring; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; 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

Ageing; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Performance training; Picture books; Religion & beliefs; Rhyming books for younger readers; Rural communities; Seasonal books; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can 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+