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George Gunn

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Email g290gunn@btinternet.com
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English, Scots
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My work is concerned with truth. My subject, in the main, is the people, culture, history and landscape of the North of Scotland. I do not consider myself locked into any particular locale but rather see what I create as a part of a world literature.

Caithness is fortunate in that it is a mix of Gaelic and Norse influence and this allows me to blend and expand both traditions. I see no real difference in poetry or drama as I believe poetry to be the language of the theatre. I also do not see 'poet' and 'playwright' to be contradictory terms but would argue that you have to have the soul of a poet before you can write successfully for the theatre.

I also do not believe in awards or competitions but I have been lucky enough to have been awarded bursaries from the Royal Literary Fund and the Scottish Arts Council in the past.

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; History; Human rights; Island communities; Nature; Politics; Poverty; Rural communities; Vehicles; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

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