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Katy Turton

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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I am the author of the historical novel, Blackbird’s Song, which is set in the first Russian Revolution of 1905. I work as a University Teacher at the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands and Islands, specialising in women’s history, the history of the Russian Revolution (1870s – 1930s), and European history (1900-1945).

I have participated in a literary festival, been interviewed on South African radio, and appeared on a BBC documentary: Lucy Worsley’s Royal History’s Biggest Fibs.

I am a skilled teacher and facilitator who is comfortable working with all ages from primary school upwards and in all settings, from small group workshops to conference panels to presenting to large audiences. I would be delighted to offer creative writing workshops and could talk about writing historical fiction, my novel writing/independent publishing experience, and how to edit one’s own work.

(Photo credit: Antonia Kearton)

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

Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adventure; Class & society; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Friendship; Historical fiction; History; Love & romance; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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