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Clive King

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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I am a Dublin-born writer who moved to Glasgow in 2003 to work as Story Editor on the television drama River City and as a Development Executive for BBC Scotland Drama.  I hold a First Class BA in Film and Television from the University of Westminster and an MA in Screenwriting from the London Institute.  In the past I have worked as a film and entertainment journalist, writing for The Times, The Independent and others.  I have also sold options on screenplays and had plays produced on radio.


My recent work includes The Real Mrs Sinatra (Tron, Oran Mor) and The Tears of Cora Pearl (Tron).  As the bookwriter and lyricist in the writing team Brooks & King, I have collaborated with the award-winning composer Hilary Brooks on many projects, including A Matter of Life and Death (Citizens Theatre, in development), Meeting Matthew, Wee Free! The Musical  and Melania (all Oran Mor)


I am a confident and experienced workshop leader, trainer and facilitator, with experience of working with a wide variety of audiences including schoolchildren, university students and health and social care professionals.  As a part-time co-manager of the HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland, I have a particular interest in health, well-being and LGBTI+ issues. 

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

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

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Music; Politics; Poverty; Religion & beliefs

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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