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Jane McKie

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: West Lothian
Languages: English
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I'm a poet who is interested in collaborations with artists across different media, artists books, surrealism, science, myth, and nature, among many other things. I can offer readings, residencies, workshops, seminars, projects and mentorship, and I'm happy to work with or for anyone with an interest in writing.

I have taught many adult education courses in the past, have mentored individual poets, and I am currently teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh. I'm very flexible about subject matter and approach. I worked on the Refugee Survival Trust's Making it Home project with female refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow, and am keen to continue working with different communities to enhance engagement with literature. I am a member of the Edinburgh-based Shore Poets, a cooperative organisation that produces monthly events combining poetry and music.

Local authorities can visit

Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; People living with dementia; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Ageing; Animals; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Horror; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Science; Science fiction; Seasonal books; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Translation; Travel writing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+