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Samuel Best

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Email sam@octaviusmagazine.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots
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My novel Shop Front is a story of shelf-stacking, friendship and knife crime, and my short fiction tends to focus on nature, horror, and violence. I also founded the literary magazine Octavius, and have experience proof reading and editing.

My sessions typically focus on providing prose inspiration through music and images but can be tailored to any requirement and for any age range from 12 years+. I am also a qualified English teacher and have experience working with EAL and ASN individuals, as well as delivering CLPL/CPD sessions.

(Works in Scots)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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

Panel event; Reading; Residency; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Friendship; Horror; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Urban communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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