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Susi Briggs

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English, Scots
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I grew up in a house where everyday news was like a story being told. Stories told to me in early childhood have influenced and shaped who I am today as a storyteller and a writer.

I am the author of Scots language picture book Nip Nebs, a melodic imagining of an ancient Scottish sprite, otherwise known as Jack Frost. The lyrical story in Scots describes how Nip Nebs moves through our world creating beauty and form, enchantingly illustrated by artist Ruthie Redden and published by Curly Tales Book Ltd.

Author visits for schools and book festivals will see me bring a fully interactive session that promotes imagination and Scots language. Also available is the fully interactive Nip Nebs Trail where children can meet Nip Nebs himself and help him to create the story in three dimensional form.

When I am not up to Nip Nebbery I am also an active storyteller registered with the Scottish Storytelling Centre. I usually appear to my audiences as Susi Sweet Pea the Fairy. I currently run Music Matters, interactive music sessions for people with dementia in care homes. A series of Scots language books is planned for the future. (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

Bilingual event; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Carers; Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; People living with dementia

Topics of work

Childhood; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Music; Nature; Translation

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+