Cailean Steed is a writer whose novel Home, published by Bloomsbury, debuted in January 2023. Their audioplay Realboy won the 2021 Pen to Print Audioplay Prize, and their short fiction has been featured in a number of journals and anthologies, including New Writing Scotland, Boudicca Press’s Disturbing the Body, and Barren Magazine.
They have led creative writing projects for teens, delivered a workshop as part of a Scottish secondary school’s confidence-raising initiative for pupils, and in February 2023 will feature in panel discussions as part of the Granite Noir literary festival and at Blackwell’s bookshop in Edinburgh.
Cailean is also an experienced teacher of English, both as a secondary school subject and for adult learners of English as an additional language. They have experience working with all age groups in a variety of educational and play-focused settings, and can deliver workshops, readings, talks, panel discussions, and provide mentoring.
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