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Hugh Bryden

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Contact: hughbryden@gmail.com
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English, Scots
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Hugh Bryden formed Roncadora Press in 2005. and since then has worked full-time as an illustrator, publisher and facilitator. He lives in Dumfries.

The main focus of his work is artists books and poetry pamphlets. He has exhibited widely as a printmaker. Roncadora Press was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award at the British Library in both the poetry and publisher categories and was twice winner of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award at the National Library of Scotland.

For a number of years he taught weekly workshops for primary classes in Gracefield Arts Centre. He has also conducted book arts workshops for secondary pupils and for adults. He has worked on book projects with printmaking graduates, primary school pupils and writers groups here and in New York.

He can provide tailored book structure workshops for writers and writers groups and has taught these at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere and the Imprint Festival in Kilmarnock, as well as numerous writers groups. He is happy to work with all ages, has a lot of experience of collaborative workshops with writers and has been involved in many cross-curricular arts activities and schools projects.

(Works in Scots)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Dumfries and Galloway; Scottish Borders

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Ageing; Biography & memoir; Comedy, humour & funny books; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Food; Picture books; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size