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Lynn Davidson

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Contact: lynn.davidson@live.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I have published poetry, creative essays and fiction. Exploring the collaborative aspect of writing has been an exciting new expansion of my writing practice since arriving in Edinburgh in 2016, coming from New Zealand. My preoccupations include the sea, islands, place, and ways of belonging.

I have taught creative writing in a broad range of learning spaces, from Melbourne University to community-based courses and with a wide diversity of ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. Most recently I ran a library-based creative writing workshop for adult literacy students.My PhD explored the effect of poetic repetition in contemporary poetry, with a focus on Scottish poets.

I am a Hawthornden Fellow and the recipient of a Bothy Project Residency. My fifth poetry collection Islander is published in New Zealand (Victoria University Press) and the UK (Shearsman Books). (Photo credit: Suzanne Livingstone)

Websites featuring the author

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; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Adults with additional support needs; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Biography & memoir; Coasts, seas & oceans; Discrimination & Prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Gender equality; Island communities; Nature; Religion & Beliefs

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Audience size

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