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Cathy McSporran

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Email cathymcsporran@hotmail.com
Local authority: South Lanarkshire
Languages: English
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I'm a novelist, short story writer and creative writing tutor. I can offer talks and workshops on a wide variety of topics. I work with writers of all levels of experience, but nervous beginners are my speciality. I have 14 years of experience as a tutor in creative writing and literature.

I currently teach Creative Writing at Glasgow University's Department of Open Studies and Poetry at Clarkston Hall. I also tutor students on a one-to-one basis. I have a PhD and an MLitt (also in Creative Writing) from Glasgow University. (Photo credit: Peter O'Rourke)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Contemporary fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Historical fiction; Horror; Publishing & getting published; Religion & Beliefs; Science fiction; World War 2

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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