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Simon Varwell

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Email mail@simonvarwell.co.uk
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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I am the author of three travelogues. With a day job in education training and consultancy, I am an experienced facilitator and public speaker, having delivered talks about my writing and adventures to general audiences of handfuls, dozens and hundreds, and having facilitated workshops in schools and prison environments. A former chair of the Highland Literary Salon, I am attuned to the dynamic of the writing process and community, and have undertaken interviews, chaired panels and facilitated discussions in a variety of literary and other contexts.

My experience of travel writing is both as a traditionally published and self-published author, with subjects based on both world travel and adventures closer to home. I am especially interested in rail travel, the Highlands, the international language Esperanto, and the richness of exploration among the overlooked mundanity of everyday life. I can present about my travels and my books, entertain about my adventures, and explain my path to publishing. I also regularly publish blog posts on a variety of topics and take photographs of my travels.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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

Bilingual event; Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Adventure; Biography & memoir; Comedy, humour & funny books; Editing & editing your own work; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Religion & Beliefs; Rural communities; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Travel writing; Urban communities

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; Adults

Audience size

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