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Kevin MacNeil

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Contact: loveandzen@gmail.com
Local authority: Stirling
Languages: English, Gaelic
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Kevin is a multi-award-winning, widely published and broadcast writer who has taught and performed internationally. He has written six books (novels, poetry, aphorisms) and edited six books (including works by Robert Louis Stevenson and Iain Crichton Smith), plus he has written for cinema, stage, radio and television. He has taught internationally and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Stirling.

Kevin is happy to read from his work or teach workshops. As befits a versatile writer, Kevin can offer workshops with a wide variety of specialities, from dialogue to haiku to short stories to film structure to the factors that make one a better human being and a better writer simultaneously (empathy, awareness, etc) to novel-writing masterclasses. Kevin has taught people from diverse backgrounds at community level including residential writing courses, and in universities, prisons, etc. He has taught writing skills to people who have endured mental health issues and to care experienced young adults and is often invited back to such groups for follow-up classes.

(Works in Gaelic)

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; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Care-experienced people; Carers; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Animals; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Horror; Island communities; Music; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Sports

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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