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Moira Forsyth

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Contact: moira@sandstonepress.com
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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I'm a writer and editor. As an author, I explore the tensions and dramas of parents and children, brothers and sisters, love and marriage. With a strong sense of place, in houses and landscapes that influence, nourish or keep captive the people within them, my novels chart the power of those who are absent or missing to disrupt the lives of those who stayed behind.

I have led workshops with a wide range of people, including senior school pupils, women returning to work, reminiscence groups, young people in prison, and writers' groups. Sessions range from beginning to write to novel masterclasses and preparing for publication. I have given detailed feedback on both fiction and non-fiction, and can provide structural editing for writers who need more substantive support. In my role as an editor, as well as an author, I've interviewed authors and artists, participated in panel discussions, given readings and spoken in public to audiences large and small. (Photo credit: Stuart Photography)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Highland; Moray; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Shetland; Stirling

Events can deliver

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Ageing; Childhood; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Friendship; Love & romance; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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