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Maisie Chan

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Other contact method: Website: maisiechan.com/contact/
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Maisie Chan is a children's author. Her novel Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths (Piccadilly Press) came out in June 2021 and her chapter book series is called Tiger Warrior (Hachette UK). Her story “It Takes a Thief” will appear in The Very Merry Murder Club out with Farshore.
She has written early reader books for Rising Stars and Big Cat Collins and a collection of fairy tales, myths and legends in Stories From Around the World (Scholastic). She is a mentor for Megaphone, an Arts Council funded scheme to support emerging writers of colour who want to write a children's novel. She also has run workshops for #Writementor, Scottish Book Trust, West End Festival and has taught on an Arvon residential.
She runs Bubble Tea Writers to support and encourage new British East and Southeast Asian writers. Originally from Birmingham, Maisie now lives with her family in Glasgow.

Local authorities can visit

Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; North Ayrshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire

Events can deliver

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Poverty; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14

Audience size

11-30; 31-100