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Maureen Myant

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Email maureenmyant@hotmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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As a former teacher, educational psychologist and associate lecturer with the Open University, I have extensive experience of working with children, young people and adults. My writing reflects my interest in WWII and my novel The Search is about a young boy's quest to find his sister after the massacre at Lidice in Czechoslovakia in 1942. This was published following my PhD in Creative Writing for which I wrote a novel, Yesterday's Shadow. This examines the effects of the Holocaust on three women and is accompanied by an extensive critical essay on the issues which arose during its writing, specifically trauma, womens' experiences and ethical issues in representing the Holocaust.

I would be happy to carry out workshops on any of these themes as well as more general areas such as finding inspiration, carrying out research for writing a novel, character development, setting the scene and editing your own work. I am also available for readings and residencies.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Reluctant readers; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Childhood; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Historical fiction; World War 2

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30