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Seán Martin

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Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am a published, award-winning poet based in Edinburgh. I have given numerous poetry readings over the years, both in person and online. I wear various hats, though! I also write creative non-fiction, specialising in history (the Middle Ages in particular), screenplays, and short stories. I have appeared in television programmes on the Knights Templar, the Cathars, and Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.

I have read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, chaired events at the Festival of Politics, and appeared on panels at various festivals in Scotland. I hold an M. A. in Creative Writing from Edinburgh Napier University.

I have a particular interest in magic, mystery, the liminal, strange and weird. This is reflected in what I write, regardless of medium. I should add that I also work as a documentary filmmaker, and have made films about Scottish filmmaker Bill Douglas, and Scottish metaphysical fantasy writer David Lindsay.

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; Chairing events

Topics of work

Fantasy; Historical fiction; History; Horror; Island communities; Religion & beliefs

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0-10; 11-30; 31-100