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Lucy Ribchester

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Contact: lucyribchester@hotmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I'm a novelist, short story writer, journalist and tutor, and my writing spans a diverse range of time periods and subjects. My novels are historical crime, my short stories are mysteries, modern tales, surreal fantasies and odes to the past, and all of my writing is influenced by my experience as a dance writer.

I love leading workshops, particularly with emerging readers and writers, and on creating vibrant and vivid characters and settings in which stories can come alive. I have worked with many different groups, including in community centres, prisons, schools and as part of Scottish Book Trust's annual story projects. If you are interested in hearing about writing, fiction research, or my experiences in being published, or if your group wants to springboard a new creating writing project, I'd love to hear from you.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Gender equality; Historical fiction; History; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published; World War 2

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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