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Eleanor Livingstone

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English
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I am Scottish writer based in Fife. In the 1980s I became a writer, initially of fiction and non-fiction, then of poetry. I worked as a freelance creative writing tutor for more than ten years with the WEA and other adult education providers, offering classes in poetry and all types of prose writing.

For many years I was actively involved with Kaleidoscope, the Fife Women Writers group, and helped organise literary events in Fife and beyond. For five years from 2005 I held the post of Artistic Director with StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival which takes place annually in St Andrews. Betwee 2010 and 2021 I was StAnza's Festival Director.

My publications include: The Last King of Fife (HappenStance, 2005), A Sampler (HappenStance, 2008), Even the Sea (Red Squirrel Press, 2010), and as editor: Skeins of Geese (Shed Press, 2008); Migraasje / Migration o wirds: versions in Scots and Shetlandic from Frisian (Stravaigers, 2008), Winning Poems (StAnza, 2014), Bridging the Continental Divide (StAnza, 2015); and the digital Necessarily Looking Backwards (StAnza, 2018).

Local authorities can visit

Angus; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; Edinburgh City; Fife; Glasgow City; Perth and Kinross

Events can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners

Topics of work

Ageing; Event production

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Audience size

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