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Ethyl Smith

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Contact: ethylmarion@gmail.com
Local authority: South Lanarkshire
Languages: English, Scots
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I am currently writing historical fiction based on facts around 17th century Scotland, consisting of a series of six books - four published, one being edited, and the final being written. The aim of this series is to share a time which is not widely known or understood, to show how history is not as far away as we think and still touches us today. Dialogue is in Scots which so far has been well received. Research involves site visits, museums, libraries, re-enactment events, and personal contacts.

I have experience of speaking events, visiting wide variety of groups, sharing the historical background to my writing, enhancing this with PowerPoint presentations, readings, and more. Speaking directly to an audience seems the best way to move forward.

Regular snippets appear on my Facebook page, written in Scots. I try to make this entertaining and so far am encouraged by a growing following. I have short stories published, several in Scots, and have also won a few competitions where the bonus has been reading to an audience. I am really just a storyteller who hopes to have readers and listeners. (Photo credit: Shirley Whiteside)

Local authorities can visit

Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; Glasgow City; North Lanarkshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people

Topics of work

Editing & editing your own work; Historical fiction; History; Picture books

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100