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Lea Taylor

Storyteller/Writer/Poet/Development Worker: Lea’s inputs are always fun, imaginative, energetic, engaging, often participatory but never, never, dull.

Lea’s school reports always said ‘talks too much’, but little did they know it was an insight of things to come – ‘ I loved words right from the outset - powerful, magical, curious things to be played, explored and experimented with, taken for a spin on page or tongue.’  Try it, you’ll be surprised.

Lea is an experienced storyteller bringing a wealth of skills to any session, workshop, project or performance. Her background is in Community Education, specialising in literacies (especially pioneering work on parental engagement through literacy and storytelling). These skills are transferable to most environments.  She is also a published author with Midlothian Folk Tales and another book Animals, Beasties and Monsters of Scotland: Folk Tales for Children is due out in April, 2019.

'The children were engrossed from start to finish - they talked about the project for weeks after.' (Avril Rodgers, Teacher)

'After this experience, I never want to be in a school without a storyteller.' (Zena Richardson, Head Teacher, Midlothian)

'Thank you for being a fun and inspiring storyteller... I am more confident and I like to speak in front of people now.' (Rebecca, Primary School pupil)

Contact Information

Telephone: 0131 660 5783

Mobile: 07748 652 406



2 Viewbank Road
EH19 2HB

Area: Midlothian

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