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LG Thomson

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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LG Thomson was born in Glasgow, grew up in Cumbernauld, went to art school in Dundee, and now lives in the Highlands. She was short-listed for the Dundee Book Prize and her writing has appeared in a wide range of anthologies and literary publications including Wyldblood Magazine, Epoch Press, and Art North. 

She is the author of seven novels including neo noir thriller Boyle's Law. Her latest books are narrative memoirs. Modernist Dreams Brutalist Nightmares is a searingly honest and brutally funny memoir about being part of the first generation to grow up in Cumbernauld, Scotland's most ambitious and experimental New Town. Its sequel, Bitter Fruit, is set in the 1980s, a time when the news was rarely good. Bitter Fruit is a frank and darkly funny book about coming to terms with trauma and trying to find your way in an unforgiving world.

Lorraine has extensive experience of running creative writing workshops for all ages and has devised several creative writing courses including Green Ink, a project for young writers aged 16 to 25. She is the co-tutor of a unique creative writing and art course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool and runs creative writing workshops for Open Book in Ullapool and Coigach.

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

Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

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

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

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

Audience size

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