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Sara Maitland

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Other contact method: Agent (Jenny Brown): [email protected]
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English
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In the last few years I have lectured, both academically and more creatively, in the UK and abroad. I have read at several literary festivals (especially Wigtown) and also chaired and presented various other writers. I have preached, delivered workshops - including residential ones, participated in panel discussions, and more. My themes and works are fairly wide-ranging and include short stories, new nature writing, fairy stories, folk tales, silence, solitude, travel, Christianity, to name a few. Recently I have been leading literary walks e.g. fairy tales in Tentsmuir Forest, the St. Ninian Pilgrimage route, etc. I’d be interested in doing more of these. I don't work with children.

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; 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 will deliver

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

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Animals; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Friendship; Gender equality; History; Human rights; Nature; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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