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I mix spoken word, stories and the occasional song. I love audience participation. Here’s how other people describe me:

Totally mesmerizing.. (Kevin Cadwallender, Publisher, Author, Performer, Commissioning Editor for Red Squirrel Press)

There’s no-one quite like puffin-loving banana fan Emily Dodd and her magical blend of song, story and poem. Edward Lear, Dr Seuss and A. A. Milne collide…. (Peggy Hughes, West Port Book Festival / Literary Dundee)

Disarmingly charming.. (Elspeth Murray, Freelance Poet)

2014

Nov 29th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron will be visiting Wigtown for Book Week Scotland. I’ll be sharing Cameron’s capercaillie story along with some football pine cones, smells of the forest, dancing and science experiments. Details TBC.

Nov 28th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron events, Fife. One in a library, one in a school. Details TBC. Part of Fife Book Festival for Book Week Scotland.

Nov 27th: Panel discussion on children’s writing, Literary Dundee and Publishing Scotland, 6pm. Venue library TBC. Panel includes Keith Charters (chair) and Kirkland Ciccone (Strident YA author) and Kathryn Ross, top agent from Fraser Ross Associates.

Nov 27th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron woodland workshops in partnership with the Puppet State Theatre Company. Read-a-licious, Peebles. Details to follow.

Nov 26th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron storytelling with Forest Families. Gorebridge Library, morning. I’ll be sharing Cameron’s capercaillie story along with some football pine cones, smells of the forest, dancing and science experiments. Details to follow.

Nov 8th – 24th: Abu Dhabi Science Festival. I’ll be in Abu Dhabi training UAE students to become science communicators and we will run the ‘Power it Up‘ workshop.

Oct 25th: Emily Dodd and Cameron the Capercaillie at Dundee Literary Festival, Bonor Hall, Dundee, 10am. FREE

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Oct 14th: The Lady Scientist Stitch and B**ch on Ada Lovelace Day, The Royal Observatory Edinburgh. Lady scientist from across the ages hop in a time machine and unite to share funny, heartbreaking and illuminating stories. I’m playing Emma Darwin. Adults only. More here.

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Oct 11th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron storytelling (and crafts), Far From the Madding Crowd Bookshop, Linlithgow, 1pm. I’ll be sharing Cameron’s capercaillie story along with some football pine cones, smells of the forest, dancing and science experiments. There will be craft and book signing afterwards. Part of Linlithgow Animal Day. FREE

Oct 10th: Storytelling and the Common Good, Q Commons Conference Edinburgh, Central Hall, 6pm. (It’s a bit like TED – I’m doing a local talk about storytelling – more info to follow). £19

Oct 5th: ‘Fact and Fiction Inspired by Science‘, Portobello Book Festival, Edinburgh 11am. I’ll be chatting about my inspiration for writing along with science writers Anna Claybourne and Pippa Goldschmidt. Get tickets from Portobello Library. FREE (Donation)

Oct 3rd: A Sense of Place, opening event for Portobello Book Festival, Portobello Library, 8.00pm. I’m one of many writers and performers. I’ll be performing my recently published science poem ‘Relativity’. Get tickets from Portobello Library.

Sep 12th: The Lady Scientist Stitch and B**ch, Women in Engineering Day, Heriot Watt University 6pm, Lecture Theatre 2. Lady scientist from across the ages hop in a time machine and unite to share funny, heartbreaking and illuminating stories. I’m playing Emma Darwin. Adults only. FREE

Sep 11th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron Book Launch, St Augustine’s, Edinburgh 6pm. Come and celebrate the launch of my 1st picture book! Children over 3 welcome too. Tickets here. FREE

Aug 23rd: Can’t Dance Cameron at Inverness Book Festival, 11.30am, Eden Court, Inverness. Tickets £4 (includes a free adult) HERE.

Aug 21st: Can’t Dance Cameron with Emily Dodd – Schools Event at Edinburgh International Book Festival, 11.30am. SOLD OUT

Aug 18th: The Day I Woke Up in Hospital, Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 5.30pm (I’m reading the work of Malala). FREE

Aug 18th: Dancing Capercaillies, Public Event at Edinburgh International Book Festival, 1.00pm. £4.50. Tickets here. SOLD OUT

Aug 11th: Tales From Our Wild Park Book Launch. 11.30am, Glasgow Queen Street Station. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Launch their biodiversity action plan (I wrote the book). Includes green screen to get your photos holding a red squirrel! FREE

July 19th: Timmy the Turbine at the Royal Highland Show. Early years storytelling workshops for schools. Book your class in here.

June 13th: Super Science Sleepover and the Adventures of David, National Museums Scotland, 1.05pm and 1.30pm. Public event aimed at families with children age four and up. (I’ve been working with teenagers in Apex Inclusion units in Dundee and Dunfermline to write science shows. The pupils will perform the shows they’ve written at the museum). FREE.

May 25th, Timmy the Turbine at Duddingston Festival Edinburgh,1.15pm to 1.45pm. Help Timmy the Turbine to find the perfect home in our interactive story with Nibbles the red squirrel, Honker the barnacle goose and Mr Haggis. FREE (Donation)

Apr 26th: Forest Families, Gorebridge Library (and nearby woodlands). 10am. FREE

Apr 18th: Creative writing workshop, Britain From Above Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow. 12.30pm -1.00pm. Ariel photos will be our inspiration. FREE

Apr 11th: The Lady Scientist Stitch and B**ch, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. Lady scientist from across the ages hop in a time machine and unite to share funny, heartbreaking and illuminating stories. I’m playing Emma Darwin. Adults only. SOLD OUT.

Apr 11th: Creative writing workshop, Britain From Above Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow. 12.30pm -1.00pm. Ariel photos will be our inspiration. FREE

Apr 4th: Creative writing workshop, Britain From Above Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow. 12.30pm -1.00pm. Ariel photos will be our inspiration. FREE

Apr 2nd: Sparking Ideas from Science, Science Poetry Masterclass at Edinburgh International Science Festival, National Library, Edinburgh. 6pm – 8pm. Tickets here. £10/£8

Mar 29th: Forest Families, Gorebridge Library (and nearby woodlands). 10am. FREE

Mar 28th: Creative writing workshop, Britain From Above Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow. 12.30pm -1.00pm. Ariel photos will be our inspiration. FREE

Feb 22nd: Forest Families, Gorebridge Library (and nearby woodlands). 10am. FREE

3rd and 4th Feb: Forest Families schools events, Gorebridge Library.

25th Jan: Stories for Burns Night, Saltyard Café, Edinburgh 7-10.30pm. £5 (money goes to International Justice Mission). I’m doing a 15 minute spoken word slot.

2013

November 1st: Writer and performer at Apocalypse New, Scottish Storytelling Centre Netherbow Theatre, 8pm. A group of writers have been commissioned to write and perform a section of a seven part story set 10 years in the future in Edinburgh in an apocalypse. Look out for zombies!

October 23rd: Compere at Brave New Words, Inspace, Edinburgh 7.00 for 7.30pm. Event on the Interplay between science and writing. More here. FREE

August 24th: Storytelling at Unbound, Edinburgh International Book Festival 9.00pm. ‘From the Strip’ graphic fiction night. I’m performing a story while Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collins draws it. UPDATE: Read about it here. FREE

June 26th: Spoken Word artist at Solas Festival, Perthshire 4.30pm. I’m also doing a rockets show and storytelling as part of the children’s programme. More here.

March 8th: Stories II at Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh, 7pm. A compilation of music & poetry building on the success of the first stories and raising some funds for Alzheimer’s. Musical acts include Chasing Owls and The Jepettos (all the way from NI). I’ll be doing a couple of poems too. £5

Jan 16th: Illicit Ink Happy Verse Day II at Pulp Fiction Books, Edinburgh 7-10pm. One of many performing poetry to lift the spirits on a cold January day. Interview feature with me on Illicit Ink here.

2012

October 23rd: Inky Fingers Open Mic Event at the New Forest Cafe, Edinburgh 8 – 11pm. Featured Poet with Jim Monachan. Open mic slots also available, details here.

October 7th: Walking, Talking Writing. Lapidus event for The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival at Kelvingrove, Glasgow. 12 – 4pm. Exciting performances including Liz Lochhead and many more. I’m performing at 1pm and will be around all day on a stall with the bananas.

October 5th: The Library at Night, Gala Opening event for the Portobello Book Festival. Edinburgh. Portobello Library, 8 -10.30pm. Ten performers sharing work created for the library at night writing competition. I’m performing a new stop frame animation script ‘The Books Are Coming’. Get tickets from the Library.

October 4th: Inky Fingers Porty Poetry Bash on National Poetry Day at Portobello Library, Edinburgh 7-9pm. I’m doing a new poem about maths and the universe as part of the open mic session. Read after thoughts from Inky Fingers here.

August 6th: Science and Poetry at Pulp Fiction Books, Edinburgh 6.30 – 8.30 pm. Opening event of the Inky Fingers Mini Fest, part of the Fringe Festival. A relaxed set of readings exploring the many worlds of science through sparkling spoken word. Featuring local poets and a set from World Slam Champion, Harry Baker! More here.

July 13th: Pea Green Poetry at Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh 6.45pm. Featured Poet at for an evening of poetry about childhood, fantasies and the desire for escape. Fundraiser for Theater Paradok. Here’s the facebook event page.

June 13th: 10Red Spoken Word at the Persevere, Leith, Edinburgh. I’m one of ten poets performing a 10 minute poetry slot. Video trailer here.

June 11th: Blind Poetics at the Blind Poet, Edinburgh: I’m the featured poet at this event with a 20 minute poetry slot. There are open mic slots if you’re up for performing too.

April 24th: Electric Tales at the Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh: I’m doing a 15 minute storytelling slot, I’m bringing the solar-powered bees…

Image Credit: Chris Scott

 

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