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Ross McCleary

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am a performance poet who has gigged extensively at spoken word nights across Edinburgh, including Flint & Pitch, Anatomy, and Story Shop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I co-run Inky Fingers with Freddie Alexander, an open mic night at Lighthouse Books. I also run bespoke events with Andrew Blair under the handle Poetry AF. We have done events at Hidden Door, the PBH Free Fringe and at the Scottish Poetry Library.

In 2019 I was awarded a New Writer's Award for Fiction by the Scottish Book Trust.

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

Performance; Reading; Residency; Workshop

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Loneliness & isolation; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100