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Sheila Templeton

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Contact: sheilatempleton@btinternet.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a poet based in Glasgow, writing on all aspects of life in Scots and English. I'm an engaging performer/reader of my own work, happy to talk about my process of writing. I often do a combination of talk and poetry reading at writers' groups and I'm often asked to judge poetry competitions, such as SAW and the Wigtown Festival Poetry Comp.

I've won several poetry prizes, including the McCash Scots Language Poetry Comp, the Arran McLellan Poetry Comp, and the Neil Gunn Writing Comp, Adult Poetry Section. I have also been published in several literary magazines and anthologies. My own collections are published by Red Squirrel Press and Tapsalteerie Press.

I've done readings at StAnza International Poetry Festival, Wigtown Book Festival, Edinburgh Libraries Festival, Aye Write!, Ayrshire Tidelines Festival, and more. I'm involved with the Luminate Festival and the Autumn Voices project, celebrating creativity in the older age group. I've done readings and other events at the Glasgow Womens Library and am also deeply interested in their work. My writing subjects are eclectic and I'm happy to fit in with whatever an organiser needs in any suggested reading or talk.

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Dundee; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Moray; North Ayrshire; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk

Topics of work

Adolescence; Ageing; Animals; Care experience; Childhood; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Friendship; Nature; World War 1

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with


Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100