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Russell Jones

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Contact: russ_jones2k@hotmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Russell is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He is the UK Pet Poet Laureate, has published five poetry collections and edited 3 writing anthologies. Russell has more than a decade of experience teaching in primary schools, high schools, universities and community projects, including working with learners with additional support needs.

He has published poetry and prose for adults and younger people, including short stories for Disney. He has written novels for adults and young adults. Russell is the deputy editor of Scotland's only sci-fi magazine. He organises and hosts monthly sci-fi cabaret nights in Edinburgh.

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; Scottish Borders; Stirling; 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; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Contemporary fiction; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Love & romance; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30