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Russell Jones

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Russell is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He was the UK’s first Pet Poet Laureate, has published six poetry collections, three fantasy novels, one graphic novel and has edited three 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. Russell is the deputy editor of Scotland's only sci-fi magazine, organises sci-fi cabaret nights in Edinburgh and has a PhD in Creative Writing.

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; Scottish Borders; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

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

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