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Ben Oliver

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Contact: ben.whitfield86@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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My name is Ben Oliver, I’m a Young-Adult Sci-Fi author of The Loop series. I have been writing since the moment I finished reading my first book. I am happy to be part of a panel discussion, I can deliver talks, and I can provide events such as: creative writing lessons; how to develop characters; how to include theme in your writing, etc. I have worked as a high school English teacher so I’m comfortable working with classes, and I have worked as a support worker for many years, so I have a lot of experience working with people with learning difficulties as well.

Websites featuring the author

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; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

English as an additional language (EAL); Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Class & society; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & Prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Friendship; Horror; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Science; Science fiction; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Teens

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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