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Chris McQueer

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Email chrismcqueer1@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots
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I have been writing for around four years now and in that time have had two collections of short stories published by 404 Ink, and won a handful of awards including the award for Outstanding Literature at The Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2019. I have adapted some of my own work for the BBC, have had two plays performed, and I worked with a wide variety of people including secondary school pupils, prison inmates, adult learners, HNC/HND level students and in youth clubs as well.

I enjoy delivering workshops on writing and editing, planning short stories and longer works too. I have performed spoken word across Scotland, reading out my stories as part of workshops or as a set on their own. I enjoy participating in panel discussions as well as chairing events with other writers. I enjoy speaking about themes such as class, masculinity, writing comedy, the mechanics of short stories and national identity.

(Photo credit: Sinead Grainger)

(Works in Scots)

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; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Prisoners & young offenders; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Childhood; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Friendship; Horror; Loneliness & isolation; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction; Seasonal books; Sports; Violence & abuse

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+