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Sophie Cooke

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Contact: cooke_sophie@yahoo.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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I'm a novelist, poet, short story writer, and travel writer. My first two novels are based in rural Scotland, and my novel-in-progress is based in the former Yugoslavia, during the 1990s wars. My poetry explores mythology, science, environmental issues, and human emotion. I make film-poems in collaboration with film-makers and editors. My short stories deal with themes from ageing, family and love. to mining and dystopian futures.

(Works in Scots)

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; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Adults with additional support needs; Vulnerable older people

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Ageing; Animals; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Gender equality; Human rights; Love & romance; Politics; Religion & beliefs; Science; Travel writing; Violence & abuse; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100