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As a Scottish storyteller, Rowan likes to tell in the ‘mither tongue’. Her passion includes a love for the rich lore and customs of her homeland. She likes to tell traditional folktales and strange stories of her own making to bring some much-needed magic into the ‘middle world of mankind’. To share stories of the natural world and the otherworld, of flora and fauna, of shapeshifting creatures and all manner of mythical beasties.
Rowan trained as a Community Artist, then as a Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator, followed by a degree in Community Education. She has worked with children, young people and adults in various communities over the last 30 years. She has experience of using a variety of creative mediums to raise awareness of societal issues.
In addition to providing storytelling sessions on any theme, she also offers bespoke workshops whose ingredients can include art, crafts, creative writing, lore, stories and a great big dose of folk magic. Her workshops aim to be educational and empowering. During them, she will lead you into the depths of the dark forest, enable you to see the hidden folk, to run with the wild deer and take you swimming with selkies.
(Works in Scots)