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Skye Loneragan

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Contact: skye.loneragan@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Skye is Lead Artist and creator of 'Q-POETICS', (the poet and poetry in places and spaces of waiting – queues), and the public engagement strategy Making a Map of My Mistakes (New Victoria Hospital Glasgow). 

Her first solo play, Cracked, (directed by Zinnie Harris) won an Edinburgh Fringe First and was adapted for radio. Her sixth and most recent solo work, Though This Be Madness was performed as part of SMHAF. Solo pieces include the verse piece drawn live called The Line We Draw for Flint & Pitch (following The Arches) and This Impossible Rim, as Wigtown Book Festival’s 2016 writer-in-residence. Solo plays include Unsex Me Here (The Arches) & Plucked of Purpose- the Adventures of PB

Skye is a published performance poet, writer of plays for and by young people, and residencies have included Playwright in Residence for Visible Fictions Theatre, writing the play Mish Gorecki Goes Missing (Tron Theatre), shortlisted for three UK awards. She is a current Artist-in-Residence for Glasgow Life.  As Artistic Director for Toonspeak Young Peoples Theatre, Skye created the spoken word project, Word of Mouth which focuses on young writer/performers. She has worked with a diverse range of communities, within HMP, and for a wide age range.

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

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; 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; Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Human rights; Island communities; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Performance training; Politics; Poverty; Religion & beliefs; Rhyming books for younger readers; Rural communities; Science; Science fiction; Seasonal books; Sports; Travel writing; Urban communities; Vehicles; Violence & abuse; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

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+