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John Gerard Fagan

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Contact: jgfagan83@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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My name is John Gerard Fagan and I am a writer from Glasgow. I am the author of Fish Town, a memoir about struggling for work in Scotland and deciding to leave everything behind to teach in a Japanese fishing town. I have published close to 100 short stories, poems, essays, and articles in a wide variety of genre, including literary, horror, sci-fi, humour, and crime.

I taught Creative Writing and Literature at Meikai University, Life and Academic Writing at Heriot-Watt University, and English and Creative Writing at primary, secondary, and special needs schools in Japan.

I have also designed and led several Creative Writing courses all over the world, and performed short story and poetry readings.

(Works in Scots)

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

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Biography & memoir; Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Friendship; Historical fiction; Horror; Loneliness & isolation; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

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