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Elizabeth K Reeder

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Contact: elizabeth.reeder@glasgow.ac.uk
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Elizabeth K Reeder writes novels, essays, and stories. She also writes for the radio. Her first novel, Ramshackle, was shortlisted for a number of awards including a Saltire Society Literary Award (2013). Her second novel, Fremont, a story of ill-starred fairytale romance is full of prejudice and desire, garnered great reviews. The manuscript of her lyric essays about crisis, creativity, living grief, and death was a finalist in the Essay Press book competition. An extract was subsequently published as One Year (Essay Press, 2016).

Her interest in experimental, hybrid forms has developed from a desire to write (and use images) so that language, form and structure communicate ideas in a way that can be read and enjoyed like poetry, art and the best storytelling. She organises and is invited to run workshops, seminars and talks on a range of subjects including her own books, the creative and writing process, exuberant creative failure, narrative structure, giving and receiving feedback, and on subjects she explores in her texts such as identity, family, community, illness, dying, death and grief. She also teaches Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. (Photo credit: ART Thomson)

Local authorities can visit

Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Highland; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Shetland; South Lanarkshire; Stirling

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Topics of work

Adolescence; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Gender equality; LGBTQIA+ characters; Nature

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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