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Better known as Ganyamatope (my ancestral family name) my heritage inspires me to make connections with other people through creativity-based learning. I am widely published as a poet and playwright, and short story author who uses both Shona and Ndau in my work. A storyteller and musician, I am co-founder of Seeds of Thought, a non-funded arts group. I am currently UNESCO artist-in-residence at the University of Glasgow, with research and teaching roles in the school of education and medical school. I am also currently a workshop leader with Scottish Youth Theatre. I have a lot of experience working both in primary and secondary schools to adults in different settings, running workshops in creative writing, performance, music, storytelling, drama. As a public speaker I am experienced in doing talks, panel events, chairing, host/MC. Having grown up in a family of storytellers, poets and musicians, the arts and interactive experience come naturally to me, and this reflects in all my work.