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Ian Grosz

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Contact: isgfreelance@gmail.com
Local authority: Aberdeenshire
Languages: English, Scots
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I am an Aberdeenshire-based writer interested in the themes of landscape and place. I have a practice-led PhD in creative writing awarded by the University of Aberdeen in 2023. My thesis was funded through a New King’s Studentship awarded in 2020 and is centred on a work of narrative nonfiction prose that explores place and identity through travelogue and memoir. I also hold an MLitt in creative writing, graduating with distinction in 2019, and have a track record of publication across a range of magazines, journals and anthologies both in print and online. 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 a publishable standard. I am particularly interested in working on a residency basis for projects with a community focus, and welcome collaboration 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 able to chair events, interviews and panel discussions with other visiting authors. 

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; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; People experiencing mental health problems

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Event production; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Rural communities; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Travel writing

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Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100