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Inclusive Stories Festival: Rewriting fairytales with Jen Campbell

Part of Scottish Book Trust's Sensory Storytelling programme, funded by The Mohn Westlake Foundation

Author Jen Campbell with bookshelves behind

Coming soon! This event with will be released at 10am on Monday 12 April.

Author, poet and YouTuber Jen Campbell takes us through a brief history of fairytales in all their forms and explores how the stories have changed over time. Jen will give ideas for rewriting your own stories inspired by fairytales and explore the representation of disability in fairytales.

Visit Jen's Instagram (this will open in a new window)for book recommendations featuring disabled and deaf characters, and characters with disfigurements and visual differences.

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This event is suitable for children aged 11+. You might like to have writing materials, an electronic device or a voice recorder ready to record the ideas for your story that Jen will inspire as she leads you through the event.

After the event, if you want to share your stories, poetry or other writing, share them on Twitter(this will open in a new window) using #InclusiveStories and @ScottishBkTrust.

Preparing Makaton or other symbol resources

You might like to prepare symbol resources or Makaton signs to support pupils to engage with Jen's event. Some key themes from the event are: