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Greg Thomas

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Contact: gregthomaswrites@gmail.com
Languages: English
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I am a poet, artist, and writer based in Glasgow, with a particular interest in making and writing about concrete and visual poetries. I wrote the first book on concrete poetry in Britain and have several published collections of poetry. My poetry often touches on themes of environmental crisis and the politics of climate change, as well as ways of communicating with and being in the natural world. I am also a freelance arts journalist, with bylines in The Guardian, Art Monthly, Scottish Art News, and  other titles.


I trained as an academic and have lectured and delivered seminars to undergraduate and postgraduate classes of all sizes, including as a creative writing tutor. I now work in policy and communications in the third sector as well as being a journalist, and have run workshops with young people and adults with mental health problems.


I can deliver creative writing talks and workshops including hands-on sessions where participants make their own concrete, visual, and object poems. I can also deliver talks on the practicalities of freelance journalism and life after academia. I am comfortable working with all age groups from teenage upwards, and particularly comfortable with lived experience of mental health problems.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; 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

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; People experiencing mental health problems

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Animals; Coasts, seas & oceans; Environment & climate; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Island communities; Nature; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Rural communities; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Travel writing

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+