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Laura Hird

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Contact: hirdlaura@hotmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Laura has been a Fellow of the RLF Bridge since 2015 and coordinator since 2017. The project offers academic writing workshops to students in schools throughout Scotland to help bring the gap between school and university. Between 2011-13 she was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow based at Queen Margaret University. She is also an experienced mentor and creative writing tutor and has co-tutored many Arvon courses since 1999 and worked with a number of mental health and school groups. Writer in residence posts over the years include Cove Park, Galashiels High School, Moniack Mhor. For eight years she ran a non-profit website which showcased the work of writers, reviewers, musicians, artists and ordinary folk with stories to tell from around the world.

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; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adolescence; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Loneliness & isolation

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30