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Ely Percy

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Contact: ely@elypercy.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots

Ely Percy is a Scottish fiction writer, a memoirist and an epistolarian. Their first work Cracked: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injury (JKP, 2002) took the form of both a creative and an academic text; they graduated with distinction from Glasgow University’s Mphil in Creative Writing in 2004, and since then their work has appeared in many reputable literary journals (e.g. The Edinburgh Review, The Scotsman + Orange Short Story Award, New Writing Scotland, Causeway).  Over the last fifteen years, Percy has facilitated countless writing workshops for various minority groups; they’ve been writer-in-residence in a prison, they’ve edited a lesbian publication, they’ve worked as a community librarian in an LGBT centre. Their debut novel Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz was published on 15th March 2019 by Knight Errant Press.

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Edinburgh City; Glasgow City

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Workshop

Audience can work with

People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Family; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Performance training

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100