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I am a poet, writing in both English and Scots, with a particular interest in the Scots language. I gained the Scottish Book Trust New Writers' Award in 2014 and as a result of that I had a pamphlet in Scots, Nae Flooers, published by Tapsalteerie. Recently my poems have appeared in X - the anthology of the Scottish Wrters' Centre - and Spindrift - the anthology of the Federation of Writers, as well as in New Writing Scotland. I was highly commended in the McCash Poetry Competition in 2018 and was joint winner in 2019.
I am a founder member of the open mic event which takes place in Balloch House Hotel on the first Monday of the month and I regularly perform my poetry there and in various other venues. I am happy to do workshops in both poetry and short story writing, read, do talks and perform my poetry. I have a further collection of Scots poetry in the pipeline.
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