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Chris Dolan

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Contact: chris.dolan1@ntlworld.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots
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I have 25 years’ experience writing for page (10 books published, couple of prizes), stage (around 10 plays of various lengths, inc. a Fringe First, and 4 published), screen (100 hours of TV, inc. Taggart and drama-docs), radio (25+ plays for BBC), documentary and poetry. I have almost as many years’ experience of teaching (writer in residence, 12 years as Programme Leader of Masters degree in TV Drama writing, 10 years running theatre workshops in Spain, Moniack Mhor…) I have taught at all levels, and in all the disciplines I write in. My creative work includes memoir, crime, historical, and adaptation. I can run one-off inspirational workshops and design longer courses

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

Mentoring; Multilingual event; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Family; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Religion & Beliefs; Sports; Translation; Travel writing; Urban communities; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

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