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Anne Pia

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Contact: anneargent@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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Anne is a language graduate with a Doctorate in Education interested in migration, language, dialogue and identity. She is fluent in French and Italian, speaks Spanish, and writes in English, French and Scots. She has wide experience of reading and workshops for mixed audiences, as a former senior professional and teacher led events in universities, secondary schools and Scottish FE colleges with adults and younger learners.

Her work has been shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year 2017, winner of the Premio Flaiano Linguistica 2018. Transitory, her first poetry collection, published in 2018. A new collection of poetry, responses to Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, is due for publication late 2019 Vagabond Voices.

She has been part of events in Scotland, London, Florence, Dundee Literary Festival, StAnza, Edinburgh Fringe, the National Library of Scotland, the British Institute Florence, the Saltire Society, Scottish Poetry Library, Shore Poets, the Poetry Society London, Glasgow Women's Library, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Scottish Italian Circle, the Burns Birthplace Museum, Edinburgh City Art Centre, local libraries and indie bookshops. She was an invited reader to the Torino Salone Internazionale del Libro 2019 and the Pisa Book Festival 2019.

Local authorities can 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; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Multilingual event; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Emigration & immigration; Translation

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

11-30; 31-100; 100-500