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Sarah Smith

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Contact: therealsarahsmith@icloud.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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I’m a writer from Glasgow and I also work as a family history researcher and creative writing tutor. Before focussing on my writing career, I worked for over 30 years as a project worker and tutor with disability and mental health organisations.

I have a New Writers Award for fiction (2019) from Scottish Book Trust and an MLitt (Distinction) in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow (2018). Hear No Evil, my debut novel, is a historical crime story set in Glasgow and Edinburgh in 1817 and is due to be published in February 2022.

My short stories, poetry and flash fiction have been published in anthologies and journals e.g., New Writing Scotland, 50GS, Flashback Fiction, Gilded Dirt & From Glasgow to Saturn. As part of my MLitt programme, I set up an archive and social media project called Back Copy: Glasgow. For examples of my writing, please have a look at my website.

I’m happy to discuss any aspect of my work, take part in discussions and create and lead workshops tailored to specific audiences.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can 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 can deliver

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Ageing; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Discrimination & Prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Gender equality; Historical fiction; Human rights; Island communities; Mystery & thriller; Poverty; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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