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Angie Spoto

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Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Angie Spoto is an American novelist and poet living in Edinburgh. She writes speculative fiction, including the genres of the gothic, fantasy, folklore and fairy tales, surrealism and historical fantasy. Her debut novel The Grief Nurse is a gothic fantasy that explores the themes of grief, stigma and suicide set against a landscape inspired by Scotland’s coast. With a PhD in creative writing and years of experience working with third sector organisations, Angie is experienced working with adult learners and vulnerable adults; she runs workshops, chairs events, attends panels, provides editorial guidance and participates in residency programmes. Angie has particular experience running creative writing workshops on the theme of death and grief. She is interested in the Scottish coastal gothic, Scottish folklore and fairy tales and women surrealists.

Local authorities will visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Coasts, seas & oceans; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; Horror; LGBTQIA+ characters; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Violence & abuse

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Age groups will work with


Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+