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My background is in visual art and textiles and I am the author of story and poetry collections The Spit, the Sound and the Nest and House However published by Vagabond Voices, as well as several poetry chapbooks.
A frequent collaborator with artists and writers, I have received a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, read at StAnza Poetry Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival, and participated in poetry translation projects in Pakistan and Latvia. I live in Glasgow where I home educate my teenage children and am available for readings of my own work and for projects and workshops. Most recently, I delivered 'words for wellbeing' workshops in community garden spaces in Glasgow organised by Lapidus. (Photo credit: Eilidh McIntosh)
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; Reading; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Adolescence; Ageing; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Family; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Nature