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Kathleen Hart

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Contact: [email protected]
Other contact method: Agent: info@jennybrownassociates
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English
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Kathleen Hart was educated at a convent school in Cheshire before experimenting with various occupations from air hostess to antiques dealer, but her favourite so far is author. She does her best writing in a whitewashed cottage in Scotland where she keeps bees and swims in the sea. She is PoshPedlar on Instagram where she encourages her highly engaged 125,000 followers to ‘make room for the magic’.

Her memoir Devorgilla Days is a book about survival and renewal, and a call to arms to anyone who has dreamt about starting over.

Kathleen is in the process of establishing a Creative Writing School in her home town, Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. She enjoys giving talks to all ages about her memoir writing, sea swimming, and life in Scotland.

She has appeared on the BBC (Debate Night), BBC Radio Scotland, ITV Border and written for numerous publications including The Irish Times.  Kathleen has also been a guest speaker at literary festivals and other public events.

(Photo credit: 

Red Square Social Media & Photography)

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

Bibliotherapy; Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems

Topics of work

Adventure; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Rural communities; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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