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John Hudson

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Contact: j.hudson@btinternet.com
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English, Scots
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John Hudson is an enthusiastic, self-motivated poet and writer, and has worked an editor, critic, installation artist, film maker, screenplay writer and dramatist, arts commentator, events organiser, extra-mural lecturer, and arts and economic development consultant for the past 30 years.

He writes in English, Scots and French. He has received awards and bursaries and undertaken residencies in Scotland, Ireland and France. He is currently exploring the themes of solitude, ageing and the natural world and its cycles through poetry and philosophy while he remains actively engaged with the international community around ideas of libraries and information.

(Photo credit: Anne Darling)

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

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Performance training; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Science; Science fiction; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Translation; Travel writing; Urban communities

Age groups published for

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+