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Max Scratchmann

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Contact: max.scratchmann@icloud.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
Max Scratchmann's headshot

Max Scratchmann is equally well-known for his lush and darkly intriguing artwork and his varied writing and storytelling. He has been a full-time writer and illustrator since the late 1970s and is the author of over 18 books plus literally hundreds of poems and short stories which have appeared in magazines and anthologies all over the world.

He is also a popular performance poet and runs the spoken word theatre company Poetry Circus. You can catch him at many Edinburgh literary events all year and at festivals and fringes all over Scotland each summer, including annually at Wild Hood where he is the Take Away poet in residence.

"A storyteller extraordinaire" - Wandering Educators

"Scratchmann possesses the easy style of a practised humorist" - The Scots Magazine (Photo credit: Candy Heart)

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

Live drawing; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people

Topics of work

Adventure; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Event production; Family; Island communities; Performance training; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with


Audience size

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