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Diana Hendry

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Contact: [email protected]
Other contact method: Agent (Kathryn Ross): fraserross.co.uk
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I write poetry, short stories and children's books - the latter for all age groups from picture books to young adult. I have published six full collections of poetry, the most recent being The Watching Stair (Worple Press). I've written more than 40 books for children. Of these Harvey Angell won a Whitbread Award and The Seeing was shortlisted for a Costa Award.

I've worked as a writer in residence at Dumfries & Galloway Infirmary and as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. I've tutored a number of creative writing courses and done many poetry readings and workshops, as well as being co-editor of New Writing Scotland and Assistant Editor of Mariscat Press.

I most like doing poetry readings and workshops for both adults and children. I'm also happy giving talks on writing and visiting schools to do participatory sessions with children. (Photo credit: Gerry Cambridge)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Fife; Glasgow City; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Shetland; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

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

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Childhood; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Picture books; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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