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I teach English and tai chi, and write stories and poetry in Scots and English. I have also written critical works on Neil Gunn and Bob Dylan. In 1979 I was a founding editor of Cencrastusmagazine and am currently one of the editors of Southlightmagazine. I have translated A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night into Scots and am interested in using Scots to explore classic literature. The Chinese classic Monkey has also been put into Scots.
I am available for readings and for workshops. As an English teacher I am used to working with groups of young people. I can help generate creative work for folios. I am interested in exploring themes like memory, family and people in landscapes in workshops. I am also interested in developing new writers' confidence. (Photo credit: Roger A. Lever)
Local authorities can visit
Aberdeen City; Dumfries and Galloway; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; Stirling; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Reading; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Topics of work
Adolescence; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Family; Loneliness & isolation; Music