Tale-telling, tongue-twisting troubadour; painterly poet; memoir mentor
Renita Boyle has been described as ‘a remarkable storyteller – a powerball of imagination and inventiveness, who can keep young audiences spellbound and older listeners thinking.’ ~Norman Stone 1A Productions
Her repertoire includes stories that are rowdy and reflective, traditional and tall. She is particularly fond of moral tales and faith stories – personal and spiritual development. She is accredited in Godly Play and loves Messy Church. Her published titles include Parable Fun for Little Ones, Parachute Fun for Everyone and My Storytime Bible.
She is actively involved in the Wigtown Book Festival and is listed in the directory for theScottish Book Trust and the Scottish Storytelling Centre. She also facilitates both verbal and written exploration of memoir in story & poetry.
Renita is as passionate about training as telling. She regularly facilitates workshops for teachers, leaders and ministers and acts as a resource for organisations and individuals who want to unearth material, develop programmes or improve their skills.
She enjoys all ages and audiences and is adept at working with those who have learning difficulties and/or other special needs. She is a keen silly songstress and has featured at bonfires, book days and birthdays; clubs, camps and country parks; churches and schools, conferences and festivals; parents and tots groups; libraries, guilds and gardens; retreat days and relays – not to mention a dentist’ office and in a lift (to a truly captive audience!)
She also enjoys A Curriculum for Excellence and uses a variety of methods to appeal across the learning styles: repetition, rhythm and rhyme; actions and audience participation; parachutes and puppets; music, masks and hats and book-making projects.