I mix spoken word, science, stories and the occasional song. I love audience participation. See below for the latest events.

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)


6th Oct: Summer Reading Challenge Celebration Event, Woodhill House, Aberdeen-shire. FAMILY EVENT

11th Sep: Can’t-Dance-Cameron and Ollie and the Otter at the Spirit of Moray Book Festival, FAMILY EVENTS

2nd Sep: Nature Stories at Killearn Children’s Book Festival, Stirlingshire. FAMILY EVENT

31st July: Can’t-Dance-Cameron and How to Write Non-Fiction at Aberdour Festival

26th June: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Simpson Primary, Bathgate. SCHOOL EVENT

14th June: Young Writer of the Year Award Ceremony, Howden Park Centre, West Lothian. FAMILY EVENT

14th June: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Fox Covert Primary, Edinburgh. SCHOOL EVENT

6th June: Science Poetry at Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh. SCHOOL EVENT

31st May: The Edinburgh Bible, Hidden Door Arts Festival, Edinburgh. Spoken word storytelling and theater event. Tickets and info here or on facebook here. ADULT EVENT.

26th May: Ollie and the Otter at the Borders Science Festival, Peebles Library, 10.30am. FAMILY EVENT

21st May, Storytelling at the opening of the new library, Tulloch Primary School, Perth. SCHOOL EVENT

16th May: How to Write Nonfiction, Whatriggs Primary School, Ayrshire. SCHOOL EVENT


22nd Mar: Outdoor Woodland Themed Storytelling, Riverside Primary, Stirling-shire. 6pm. SCHOOL EVENT WITH PARENTS

22nd Mar: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Barmulloch Primary, Glasgow. 1.30pm. SCHOOL EVENT WITH PARENTS

22nd Mar: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, St James Primary, Renfrewshire. 9.30am and 11am. SCHOOL EVENTS

20th Mar: How to Write Non-Fiction, Cambois Primary School, Blyth, Northumberland. SCHOOL EVENT

20th Mar: How to Write Non-Fiction, St Bede’s Primary, Bedlington, Northumberland. SCHOOL EVENT

20th Mar: How to Write Non-Fiction, Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Newcastle Upon Tyne. SCHOOL EVENT

26th Feb: Can’t-Dance-Cameron with Castleview Primary at Craigmilliar Library. 1.30pm. SCHOOL EVENT WITH PARENTS

19th Feb: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Caldercuilt Primary, Glasgow. 5.30pm. SCHOOL EVENT WITH PARENTS

Jan: Visiting schools in Palestine with the MacCabe Educational Trust


21st Oct: Ollie and the Otter at Encounters Book Festival. North Lanarkshire. 11am, Motherwell Library and 2pm Wishaw Library. FAMILY EVENTS

28th Sep: Ollie and the Otter at the Bookmark Festival, Blairgowrie. 1.30pm SCHOOLS EVENT

23rd Sep: Emily Dodd on Children’s & YA Books with Celia Rees at ScotWrite. 70 minute workshop at Society of Authors conference, Scotland. Info and booking here. AUTHOR EVENT

23rd Aug: Ollie and the Otter at HMP Grampian with Edinburgh International Book Festival. Event for prisoners, partners and their children. Aberdeen. FAMILY EVENT

22nd Aug: Ollie and the Otter at Edinburgh International Book Festival. SCHOOL EVENT


19th Aug: Family Storytelling and Writing Workshop at the Capercaillie Festival, 10am – 12 noon, Boat of Garten, Cairngorms. FAMILY EVENTS

15th July: Ollie and the Otter at the Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh. Literary Littles. 10am – 11am. Includes Craft. FAMILY EVENT

5-6 July: Ollie and the Otter at Live Borders Festival. SCHOOL EVENTS

24-25 June: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Ollie and the Otter and The Grouse and the Mouse at the Royal Highland Show. Three sessions per day at the Cairngorms National Park Authority Marque. Times TBC. Includes crafts and book signing. FREE FAMILY EVENT

22nd June: Ollie and the Otter at Coastword Kids, Dunbar Primary School, East Lothian. SCHOOL EVENT

21st June:  Digital Stories from the Blackhouse Film Premiere with West Side Primary, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.  Project in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland. COMMUNITY EVENT

16th June: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Abernethy and Deshar Primary Schools. Cairngorms. SCHOOL EVENT

15th June: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Ross-shire Science Festival, Strathpeffer Primary School. SCHOOL EVENT

11th June: Scotland Writers vrs Scotland Comic Book Creators Football Match. 2pm. Glasgow Green. Please come to cheer me and the Scotland Writers Team!

7th June: Ollie and the Otter at the West End Festival, Glasgow. SCHOOL EVENT


5th June: Ollie and the Otter at West Lothian Schools Festival. Linlithgow Rugby Club. 9.30am. SCHOOL EVENT

27th May: Ollie and the Otter at the Borders Science Festival. Wilston Lodge, Hawick. 12.15pm. Tickets here. FAMILY EVENT

25th May: How to Write Science Books at Carrick Knowe Primary, Edinburgh. SCHOOL EVENTS

23rd May: Nature Stories with Walston Primary at Garvald Nature Reserve. Scottish Borders. SCHOOL EVENT

15-18 May: Digital Stories from the Blackhouse with West Side Primary, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.  Project in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland. SCHOOL PROJECT

13-14 May: Ollie and the Otter at the Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend. Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Abernethy Forrest, 10.30am. Includes storytelling, crafts and games. FAMILY EVENT


2-3 May: Digital Stories from the Blackhouse with West Side Primary, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.  Project in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland. SCHOOL EVENTS

26th April: How to Write Non-fiction Books at Muirkirk Primary, Ayreshire. SCHOOL EVENTS

24th April: Edinburgh Castle Digital Stories Premiere, Destiny Church Leith. 5pm. Short audio soundtracks and images – stories made by Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (The Gaelic School). Project in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland. FAMILY EVENT

8th April: Ollie and the Otter at the Big DoG Book Festival, Dumfries. Info and tickets (£3.50) here. FAMILY EVENT


1st April: Ollie and the Otter at Elizabeth’s 5th birthday. Haywoods Heath, London.

24th Mar: World at Work – Being an Author at Riverside Primary, Stirling. SCHOOL EVENTS

16th Mar: Enchanted Forest Evening Storytelling at Riverside Primary, Stirling. More here. FAMILY EVENT

14th Mar: How to Write Stories at Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (Gaelic School) Edinburgh. SCHOOL EVENT

9th Mar: Ollie and the Otter Book Launch at Waterstones, Price’s Street, Edinburgh. Pictures here. FAMILY EVENT (SOLD OUT)


2nd Mar: Can’t-Dance-Cameron performance by Oaklands Primary School, Edinburgh. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS SCHOOL EVENT

1st Mar: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Carlibar Family Centre, Glasgow. NURSERY EVENTS

28th Feb: Ollie and the Otter at Wee Write Book Festival, Mitchell Library, Glasgow. SCHOOLS EVENTS


21st Feb: Science and my Work (talk), HMO Low Moss Prison, Glasgow. PRISON EVENT

9-10th Feb: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Mary Erskine Primary,  Edinburgh. NURSERY EVENTS


16th Dec: The Light Shed: Of Faith (and Doubt), 7pm, Jeelie Piece, 12 Leven Street, Edinburgh. I’m performing spoken word with a faith theme. Other artists are contributing film, music, photos and there will be a discussion element to the evening too. ADULT EVENT

15th Dec: Can’t Dance Cameron at Dunbar Library with Dunbar Primary School, SCHOOL EVENT

9th Dec: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Whitecraig Primary, East Lothian, SCHOOL EVENT

30th Nov: The Grouse and the Mouse at Marylee Primary School, Glasgow SCHOOL EVENTS

26th Nov: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Barrhead Foundary Library, 2pm, East Renfrewshire 11.30am. More here. FREE BUT TICKETED FAMILY EVENT

26th Nov: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Giffnock Library, 11.30am, East Renfrewshire. More here. FREE BUT TICKETED FAMILY EVENT


11th Nov: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Craigmillar Book Festival, Craigmillar Library, with Niddrie Mill Primary School P3 SCHOOL EVENT

8th Nov: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Craigmillar Book Festival, Craigmillar Library, with Castlebrae Primary School P3 SCHOOL EVENT

8th Nov: Non-fiction science writing workshop, Craigmillar Book Festival, Craigmillar Library, with St Francis Primary School P5 SCHOOL EVENT

11th Oct: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Brookwood Library, Bearsden, 10.45am. SCHOOL / NURSERY EVENT

8th Oct: England Writers FC vrs Scotland Writers FC, London. I play for Scotland!

7th Oct: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Portobello Book Festival, Brunstane Primary School, 11am. SCHOOL / NURSERY EVENT

3rd Sep: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Barga, Italy. Super excited to be off to Italy with Scotland Writers FC to play Italian Writers FC. I’ll be doing a Can’t-Dance-Cameron book reading in the evening. ADULT EVENT

23rd Aug: Amnesty Imprisoned Writers, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 5.30pm. Authors will be reading work on the theme of child refugees. I’ll be reading a poem by Papilson, refugee from Angola. More information here. FREE BUT TICKETED

22nd Aug: Meet Mole and the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing with Tim WarnesEdinburgh International Book Festival, 10am. SCHOOL EVENT. Excited to be chairing this!

21st Aug: Nick Arnold & Tony De Saulles: The Horrible Science Show, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2pm. Tickets £5. Excited to be chairing this! PUBLIC EVENT

19th Aug: Made on Our Land: Aboyne. Spoken Word Performance with silent film. 7pm. Deeside Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne. Performing a piece of live spoken word written in response to a 9 minute film. I’m also a panel guest.

A screening of rare films from the archives exploring the rural lives and landscapes of Scotland and Deeside, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about the films being screened and the roots of our strong tradition of rural cinemagoing. 

Tickets and info here. ADULT EVENT

11th Aug: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at the Rainbow Family Centre, 10.30am, Craigmarloch School, Port Glasgow. FREE FAMILY EVENT

21st July: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at the Larkfield Family Centre, 10.30am, Lothian Road, Greenock. FREE FAMILY EVENT

28th May: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at the Borders Science Festival, Family Fun Day, Wilton Lodge, Hawick. 11am. FREE BUT TICKETED FAMILY EVENT

25th May: The Grouse and the Mouse at Philiphaugh Primary, Borders Science Festival (Selkirk). SCHOOL / NURSERY EVENT

26th May: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Priorsford Primary, Borders Science Festival (Peebles). SCHOOL / NURSERY EVENT

21st April: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Strathern Community Campus Library, Crieff, 11am. FREE FAMILY EVENT

9th April: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Elizabeth’s 5th Birthday Party, Haywoods Heath, London

4th April: ‘Linnaean Limbo: The Dinosaurs That Never Were’ at Edinburgh International Science Festival, Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall:

Fearsome as dinosaurs may have been, certain supposed members of their kind have succumbed to a new form of extinction through reclassification and repudiation. In a story-telling show blending theatre, palaeontology and the history of science, Linnaean Limbo addresses this topic by staging a whimsical afterlife for things that never were. Here, whether in glee at their conmanship, bitterness at being exposed, or dogmatic denial of their non-dinosaur status, debunked creatures confer and recount their pasts…

I play a dinosar. Tickets £8.50. Tickets here. I wrote about it here. ADULT EVENT

31st March: Natural Connections (Scottish Wildlife Trust Gameshow panel guest) at Edinburgh International Science Festival, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 5.30pm:

Prepare to be surprised, intrigued and entertained as Prof Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute; screenwriter, author and science communicator, Emily Dodd; Chair of Water Science and Policy at the University of Dundee, Prof Chris Spray; and writer, broadcaster and lecturer, Dr Kenny Taylor take you through a series of scenarios and challenges which demonstrate how everything is connected!

Tickets £8.50. ADULT EVENT

31st March: How to write Picture Books at Lochgillpead High School. SCHOOL EVENTS

29th March: Mining Memories Digital Stories Premiere at the Hippodrome Cinema, Boness. 12.30pm. More here. SCHOOL AND FAMILIES EVENT

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24th March: Can’t-Dance-Cameron on the Isle of Mull, Craignure Village Hall 10am. SCHOOL EVENT

17th March: The Grouse and the Mouse at Alloway Library, Ayreshire, 10.30am. NURSERY EVENT

17th March: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Alloway Library, Ayreshire, 9.30am. NURSERY EVENT

14th March: Mining Memories workshops at St Serf’s Primary, Dumfermline. Non-fiction science writing with P6/7. Science Poetry with P5. SCHOOLS EVENTS

13th March: Can’t-Dance-Cameron storytelling at Dundee Women in Science Festival, Dundee Botanic Gardens. Stories on the hour every hour from 11am until 2pm. Family event. FREE BUT TICKETED FAMILY EVENT

6th March: The Grouse and the Mouse at Dundee Women in Science Festival, 10am, Bonar Hall, Dundee. Under 8s. FREE BUT TICKETED FAMILY EVENT

6th March: Love you to the Moon and Back Rockets Show and Workshop at Dundee Women in Science Festival3pm, Bonar Hall, Dundee. Over 7s. FREE BUT TICKETED FAMILY EVENT


1st March: The Grouse and the Mouse at Aye Write’s Wee Write Book Festival, Mitchell Library, Glasgow. 10am and 1pm. SCHOOL EVENT

26th Feb: Mining Memories digital stories workshop at Boness Public Primary. SCHOOL EVENT

23rd Feb: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Heriot Primary, Renfrewshire. SCHOOL EVENT

5th Feb: Mining Memories Storytelling workshops at Boness Public Primary School. SCHOOL EVENTS



28th Nov: The Grouse and the Mouse at The Language Hub, 3pm, Glasgow West End. Ideal for ages 3-6. Tickets here. FREE FAMILY EVENT

25th Nov: Book Week Scotland Fife: The Grouse and the Mouse: Sinclairtown Community Library, 10am (Kircaldy) and Newburgh Library, 1.30pm. SCHOOLS EVENTS

25th Nov: Read-a-licious Book Festival, Peebles. Running The Grouse and the Mouse and Volcanoes sessions. SCHOOLS EVENTS

24th Nov: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Carrbridge Primary School, Cairngorms. With SNH rangers, crafts etc! SCHOOLS EVENT

23rd Nov: The Grouse and the Mouse, Leith Library with Leith Primary School, Edinburgh. SCHOOLS EVENTS

28th Oct: The Bright Club, The Stand Comedy Club Glasgow. I’m doing the ‘fun middle act’ – 15 mins of science poetry and stories. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £5, buy them here. ADULT EVENT

25th Oct: Can’t-Dace-Cameron, St Andrews Voices Festival, Topping Book Shop, St Andrew. 10am. FREE book tickets here. FAMILY EVENT

3rd October: The Grouse and the Mouse, Wigtown Book Festival, £3.50. FAMILY EVENT


2nd Oct: Rally and Broad, Wigtown Book Festival, ADULT EVENT


31st Sep: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Wigtown Book Festival. SCHOOLS EVENTS

12th Sep: Can’t-Dance-Cameron & The Grouse and The Mouse, Tidelines Book Festival, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine. FAMILY FUN DAY

11th Sep: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Tidelines Book Festival, St Bridget’s Primary and Moorpark Primary. SCHOOLS EVENTS

1st Sep: The Grouse and the Mouse at Edinburgh International Book Festival. SCHOOLS EVENT


Book tickets here.

29th August: Are You Sitting Comfortably author event at Edinburgh International Book Festival 10am – 10.30am. Suitable for families. Free tickets available here. SOLD OUT.

25th August: Happily Never After, Unbound at Edinburgh International Book Festival. I have rewritten Sleeping Beauty but with cryogenic freezing. There will be lots of fairy stories with a twist. Adult event. Free. More here.

20 – 23rd August: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Green Man Festival, Einstein’s Garden, Wales 


9th Aug: Can’t-Dance-Cameron Storytelling at RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Centre in the Cairngorms, 1pm.

16th July:  ‘The Grouse and the Mouse’ Book Launch, 6pm for 6.30pm. St Augustine’s, George the 4th Bridge, Edinburgh. Launch of my second picture book – FREE TICKETS available here!


9th June: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at West Lothian Libraries 40th Anniversary Celebration, 11pm Burgh Halls Linlithgow (details to follow).

8th June: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Glasgow’s West End Festival (details to follow).

23rd May: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Coastword Festival, Dunbar Library, 12:40PM. Tickets and info here.

17th May: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Cairngorms Nature Festival, Meet at Blair Atholl Caravan Park reception at 1.30pm. FREE.


16th May: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Kilmacolm Library, 2pm

13th May: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Off The Page Book Festival, Strathblane Library, 1.30pm.

15th April: Apollo 21: Lost Among the Stars, Edinburgh International Science Festival

I play an astronaut stuck in space (I will actually be wearing a space suit). This is a Spoken Word Show from Illicit Ink. Read more about it all here.

14th April: Electric Tales, Edinburgh International Science Festival at the Stand Comedy Club. For adults! Doors 7.30pm

I’ll be doing some science spoken word.

27th March: The Lady Scientist Stitch and Bitch (Spoken Word Performance – Adult event) 


Tickets and info here. Part of Dundee Women in Science Festival.

Sunday 22nd March: Sparking Ideas From Science (writing workshop for adults)


I ran this workshop last year in the National Library of Scotland as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Really excited to be running it again for Dundee Women in Science Festival using the D’Arcy Thompson collection for inspiration. SOLD OUT.

Sunday 15th March: Mother’s Day Science Shows (for families – Dad’s also welcome!)

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Can’t-Dance-Cameron tickets and info hereLove You to the Moon Rocket tickets and info here. Part of Dundee Women in Science Festival.

Friday 13th March: Rally and Broad, Dunbar Science Festival


Rally & Broad are delighted to be coming to Dunbar Science Festival on Friday 13 March (8:30 – 10:30pm, Dunmuir Hotel, Dunbar)! We’ll be celebrating ‘Women in Science’ alongside Scots singer songwriter Kirsty Law; science writer and performer Emily Dodd, poet Russell Jones and the surreal musical stylings of Zara Gladman. Come with open ears…

More info and tickets here.

Wednesday 11th March: Can’t-Dance-Cameron school events


Hillside Primary School, Hillside Nursery and Gowriehill Primary School in Dundee. Part of Dundee Women in Science Festival.

3rd March: Can’t Dance Cameron at Granton Library for World Book Day

Event with P1 and P2 from Wardie Primary School, Edinburgh.

2nd March (pm): Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Flora Stevenson’s Primary School, Edinburgh 

Event with P1 to P3 (all classes) for World Book Day.

2nd March (am): Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Granton Library for World Book Day

Event with P1 and P2 from Wardie Primary School, Edinburgh.

Friday 23rd January: Rally & Broad (Spoken Word Cabaret) 



Sat 13th Dec: Can’t-Dance-Cameron at Leith Library


Fri 12th Dec: Family craft at Leith Library

Make a red squirrel fridge magnet from 2.30pm – 3.30pm. More here.


Dec 8 – 13th: Christmas Capercaillies at Leith Library.

An exciting week of Can’t-Dance-Cameron school visits, nursery visits crafts and events. More here.


Nov 30th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh. 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 also be craft.

Nov 29th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, 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. Wigtown Primary School, 3pm. Free!

Nov 28th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron, ‘On Fife’ Book Festival for Book Week Scotland

10.30am Glen Pavillion, Dunfermline. 1.30pm Lochgelly Theatre. More here.


Nov 27th: Panel discussion on children’s writing, Literary Dundee and Publishing Scotland

Dundee Central Library, 6pm. Panel includes Keith Charters (chair) and Kirkland Ciccone (Strident YA author) and Kathryn Ross (Fraser Ross Associates).

Nov 27th: Can’t-Dance-Cameron woodland workshops, Read-a-Licious Children’s Book Festival,

In partnership with the Puppet State Theatre Company. Peebles. School bookings only. SOLD OUT.

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


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.


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.


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.


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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