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David Kinloch

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Contact: kinloch.david1@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots
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David Kinloch was born and brought up in Glasgow. He taught French language and literature for many years and is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

He has published five books of poems, the last four with Carcanet Press, and has written widely as a critic on aspects of French and Scottish Literature. He was co-founder and co-editor of the magazine, Verse, helped to set up the Scottish Writers' Centre and is a trustee of the Edwin Morgan Trust.

He is happy to give readings from his poetry and to give occasional talks.

(Works in Scots)

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

Reading; Talk

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Intergenerational learning

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Childhood; Death, grief & bereavement; Environment & climate; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; History; LGBTQIA+ characters; Love & romance; Nature; Religion & beliefs; Translation

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Audience size

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