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WAIN: Family LGBT storytelling & crafts

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Lighthouse - Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop

43-45 West Nicolson Street

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EH8 9DB

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Age range: ideal for 6-12 year olds and their families, siblings of all ages welcome

Selkies and kelpies and Nessie, oh my! Listen to LGBT re-imaginings of traditional Scottish folk stories and join in with themed craft activities at this friendly storytelling session inspired by Wain.

Open to ALL families.




Wain is a collection of LGBT themed poetry for teens based on retellings of Scottish myths. The collection contains stories about kelpies, selkies, and the Loch Ness Monster, alongside perhaps lesser-known mythical people and creatures, such as wulvers, Ghillie Dhu, and the Cat Sìth. These poems immerse readers in an enriching, diverse and enchanting vision of contemporary life.

The poems in this collection are fun, surprising, and full of a magical mix of myth and contemporary LGBT themes – it is a perfect read for teens who are learning more about themselves, other people, and the world around them. Wain is fully illustrated, in colour, and suitable for readers of all ages.



Rachel Plummer is a poet living in Edinburgh. She is a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award winner (2016) and has won or placed in numerous other awards and competitions, including the Troubadour Prize, the Flambard Prize, the Penfro, and Canterbury Festival’s Poet of the Year Award.

Her poetry has appeared in magazines including The Dark Horse, Mslexia, Agenda, Interpreter’s House, Gutter and New Walk, and anthologies including New Writing Scotland (2017, published by ASLS), the Emma Press Anthology of Love poetry, and 154 from Live Canon, an anthology of contemporary responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets. She published a pamphlet of sci-fi poetry with House Press in December 2017, and received a cultural commission from LGBT Youth Scotland earlier that year. She runs creative writing workshops for children and teens. She has two children, three guinea pigs, and entirely too many books



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The bookshop is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. We have further details about accessibility HERE, or feel free to get in touch, we're happy to help however we can!

The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which all guests and speakers are asked to respect - you can read it here.

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