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Merryn Glover

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Contact: merryn@merrynglover.com
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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Merryn has over 25 years' experience in arts facilitation with expertise in creative writing, reading for pleasure, and work with minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. In 2019 she was Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park, delivering workshops for a wide range of people and editing a project anthology.

Merryn has a secondary teaching qualification in English and Drama and spent five years working in a high school library. Born and brought up in South Asia and attending university in Australia, she has called Scotland home since 1993; much of her writing explores themes of place, identity, culture and belief.

Her work includes novels, radio and stage plays, award-winning short stories, poetry, journalism and blogging. Novels include A House Called Askival, set in India, and Of Stone and Sky, set in the Highlands. Her non-fiction book Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd is due in 2022.

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; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Human rights; Love & romance; Nature; Performance training; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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