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Sandra Ireland

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Contact: [email protected]
Other contact method: Agent (Jenny Brown): [email protected]
Local authority: Angus
Languages: English
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Sandra Ireland is a novelist, poet and creative writing tutor based on the east coast of Scotland. She is the author of critically-acclaimed psychological thrillers Beneath the Skin (shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award, 2017), Bone Deep and The Unmaking of Ellie Rook, all published by Polygon. She has a particular interest in Scottish folklore and the Gothic but is always happy to offer fiction or poetry workshops on any topic, including editing and writing for wellbeing.

Sandra has many years of experience in facilitating creative writing workshops in various settings, including the local community, continuing education, in schools and in healthcare (Macmillan). She is currently an associate tutor at the University of Dundee and is teaching a novel-writing course for the lifelong learning programme. Sandra is also available for readings, events and festivals.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Shetland; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Carers; Intergenerational learning; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people

Topics of work

Ageing; Care experience; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30