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Samuel Tongue

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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I am a poet, editor, and workshop leader, with a primary focus on ecological writing. I have been invited to read at many festivals and poetry events, including StAnza, Shore Poets, St Mungo's Mirrorball and Edinburgh International Book Festival. I have planned and delivered a number of writing workshops, especially in generative writing and nature writing, including Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and the Bethany Trust for Homeless and Vulnerably Housed People.

I am also keen to help other readers perform and, through the experience developed in the Clydebuilt Plus project on which I am leading, I am able to assist other poets in developing their skills in particular areas of poetry or performance. With my experience of mixed-media work through residencies at Cove Park and with Creative Carbon Scotland, I am available to organise workshops on the collaborative process, especially around how to integrate the singularity of each person's work into a creative piece as a whole. However, with all of the above in mind, the content of any workshops is open to discussion with the organisers beforehand. (Photo credit: Alan McCredie)

Local authorities will 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; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events will deliver

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

Audience will work with

Adult learners; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Animals; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Nature; Politics; Religion & beliefs

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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