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Bridget Khursheed

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Other contact method: Twitter: @khursheb
Local authority: Scottish Borders
Languages: English
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Bridget Khursheed is a poet and geek based in the Borders. A Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award winner for poetry, and her work is featured in publications including The Eildon Tree, Stravaig, Poetry Scotland, Open Mouse, Fire, The Rialto, Abridged, HU, Ambit, Northwords Now, Southlight, New Writing Scotland, The London Magazine, Trespass, The Shop, Orbis, Valve, Causeway/Cabhsair, Under the Radar and Gutter.

Roles and accolades of note include:

"Some people describe me as a nature writer. This is fine with me as I think nature makes sense of the world. Disruptive text, sound art, art poetry, spoken word, scraps, recipes, contextual poetry, peripatetic writing, engineering, hacking, online text. That's more like it."

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

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Animals; Coasts, seas & oceans; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Nature; Rural communities; Science; Translation; Urban communities

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

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

Audience size

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