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I write fiction, memoir, songs and poetry and have worked in the academy and taught Creative Writing for many years, both in an academic setting but also in communities. In 2019, I founded a small press, Seahorse Publications and work towards publishing those who may find it difficult to find an outlet. As a musician for much of my life, I very much enjoy performing and encouraging others to do so. I have read my work at literary festivals and events across Scotland. Another outlet for my work and other writers are events which I have been hosting/managing for twenty years and these have proved to be very successful, especially when liaising with writers/organisers/managers to grow their own projects.
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; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)
Topics of work
Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Performance training; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Travel writing