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Lauren Pope

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I have a decade’s experience in organising creative writing and literature courses at the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS). I am happy to do both in-person and online readings and workshops, and love working with students of all abilities – from beginners to more advanced writers.

My debut poetry collection, Always Erase, was published by Blue Diode Press in January, and a second pamphlet, Close Your Eyes When You Look At Me, is forthcoming from Broken Sleep Books in November. I am a 2019 Manchester Poetry Prize finalist, and winner of the 2021 Brotherton Poetry Prize. My poetry has appeared or is forthcoming from various publications including GutterMagma, New Writing Scotland, The North, Poetry Wales, The Rialto, Best New British and Irish Poets (2017) and The Brotherton Poetry Prize Anthology (Carcanet). My poetry pamphlet, Announce This (Templar Poetry), was shortlisted for the 2018 Callum Macdonald Memorial Awards. I am a 2022 Scottish Book Trust Debut Lab writer.

Local authorities can visit

East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; Scottish Borders; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Reading; Workshop

Topics of work

Ageing; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Death, grief & bereavement; Family; Gender equality; Loneliness & isolation

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100