I am an Aberdeenshire-based writer interested in the themes of landscape and place. I have a track record of publication across a range of magazines, journals and anthologies both in print and online, and hold an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Aberdeen, graduating with distinction in 2019. I am currently working toward a PhD in Creative Writing through a narrative non-fiction project funded through a New King’s Studentship awarded in 2020. As an experienced tutor, I am able to offer engaging one-off taster sessions or sustained classes in creative writing across all its forms, as well as facilitate writing specifically drawing on landscape and place. I can work closely with new and developing writers in small groups and through one-to-one mentoring to help develop work to publishable standard. I am particularly interested in working on a residency basis for projects with a community focus, and am happy to collaborate with other writers and artists to respond to brief. As a former chairman of the Lemon Tree Writers and as host on the University of Aberdeen’s Podcast From the Old Brewery, I am also happy to chair events, interviews and panel discussions with other visiting authors.