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BRM (Brian) Stewart

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Dundee
Languages: English
BRM (Brian) Stewart's headshot

Brian spent his life working in education in a variety of roles, but is now retired and concentrating on writing. As a result of all of those experiences, he is very comfortable working with groups of young people (though his writing is really only suitable for older teenagers) and adults, as well as addressing larger audiences. Brian is an experienced and effective public speaker, and his keen sense of humour shines through in everything he does. All talks and learning activities are carefully planned and yet allow for different pathways depending on how the audience reacts.

Having self-published two novels and then attracting a publisher for a third, Brian is happy to discuss his road to getting his work out there, along with the creative and editing processes. He particularly enjoys discussing the background to his fiction, especially the technological and historical aspects, and how others can find stimuli for their writing from a variety of situations and sources.

While primarily focused on writing crime fiction, Brian does other writing through the activities and competitions organised by the Angus Writers’ Circle and has had successes with article and short story writing

(Photo credit: Sally Stewart)

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

Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; LGBTQIA+ characters; Mystery & thriller; Science; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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