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Robert Leach

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Email dr.r.leach@gmail.com
Local authority: Scottish Borders
Languages: English
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I am a poet and a theatre practitioner. I have published six collections of poetry, as well as pamphlets and chapbooks. I have also published more than a dozen books of theatre history and theatre theory, including the recent two volume History of British Theatre and Performance, published by Routledge.

I know how to read aloud and enjoy especially poetry readings with time for feedback and discussion with audiences. I am a former chair of Borders Writers Forum and am currently chair of Melrose Literary Society. I am also a practiced speaker and lecturer, and I am keen to provide practical workshops, including drama workshops. (Photo credit: Joy Parker)

Local authorities can visit

Angus; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Discrimination & Prejudice; Family; Gender equality; History; Human rights; Love & romance; Nature; Performance training; Politics; Travel writing; Wars & conflicts; World War 1

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; Adults

Audience size

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