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Richard Flynn

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Contact: rpflynn@live.com
Languages: English
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I am an award-winning screenwriter and poet.
I am a returning writer for BBC Scotland’s River City and a winner of “Best Short Script” at the European Independent Film Festival.
As a poet, I have had work published through The Scribbler’s Union and have performed in many venues (both real and virtual) including Sonnet Youth’s Weekender.
I have led creative workshops utilising screenwriting and poetry techniques to explore creativity and character work. I am particularly interested in running sessions on improving self-esteem through writing and working with LGBTQ+ people.
I have mentored and/or offered tailored feedback to writers working in screen, stage, poetry, comic books and audio drama.
My writing often incorporates pop culture and modern mythology, and I enjoy bringing these elements into my workshops when applicable and useful.
As a writer of continuing drama, I can offer insight into the process of working on soaps from the initial seeds of storylining to fleshing out stories, dialogue and scene descriptions.

Photo credit: Lauren Dick

Websites featuring the author

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

Topics of work

Adolescence; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Horror; Island communities; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Science fiction

Age groups published for


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+