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Sean Wai Keung

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Other contact method: Website: seanwaikeung.carrd.co
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Sean Wai Keung writes poetry, performance and food-writing with a particular focus on migration, community and cooking. He holds degrees in poetry from Roehampton University, London, and the University of East Anglia. Sean has facilitated workshops on food-writing and food-poetry for the Scottish BAME Writers Network, Glasgow University and Renfrewshire Leisure, amongst others. His published work includes you are mistaken, which won the Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition 2016, and sikfan glaschu (Verve, 2021), which The Scotsman described as “joyful, earnest and often funny”.

Sean also occasionally works in horror poetry, having been part of the Haunted Voices anthology of Scottish Gothic Storytelling. He also devises performance work which often explores mixed-race identity and ESEA issues, including with the National Theatre of Scotland and Tramway.

(Photo credit: Angela Legg)

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; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Biography & memoir; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & Prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Horror; Loneliness & isolation; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & Beliefs; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Urban communities

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

Adults

Audience size

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