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Krishan Coupland

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
Krishan Coupland's headshot

Poetry busking (writing improvised poems for passers-by on the street using an antique typewriter) is a large part of my creative practice. I have taken part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival via Virgin Money Street Events, and have performed at events for The Royal Bank of Scotland, Caorunn Gin, and numerous others.

Beyond poetry busking, I run a small press, and organise an alternative writing retreat with a focus on place-based literature. My short fiction has been published in literary magazines and anthologies, and I've won the Manchester Fiction Prize and the Bare Fiction Prize.

(Photo credit: Artur Bordukiewicz)

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

Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Biography & memoir; Editing & editing your own work; Horror; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction

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Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100