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Russell McLarty

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Contact: russellmclarty@yahoo.co.uk
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English
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Russell can offer storytelling and story-making sessions and also lead participative workshops. He enjoys all kinds of stories for adults, teenagers and children, drawing from many traditions relevant to the different ages and stages of life with all its twists and its challenges. He can work with stories for entertainment or to give a particular focus and purpose. He has also lead sessions in organisational and community development to help people tell their own stories and create stories which can give inspiration, direction and vision for the future.

Chit Chat was a weekly after school storytelling club in Glasgow's inner east end which Russell running over a period of seven years with a mix of story, games, arts and crafts and visits. He worked regularly in local schools with infant to senior secondary aged pupils developing storytelling with teenage clubs. Over a period of years he worked with a drug rehabilitation group in prison offering storytelling and storymaking as part of the programme.

Russell has travelled with stories in UK and Ireland and spent two months touring the USA; visiting storytellers and taking part in clubs and local community storytelling festivals in various states.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Midlothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Performance; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adventure; Childhood; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Urban communities

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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