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Vivien Jones

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English
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I write poetry, plays and short stories. I have two short story collections and two poetry collections in print, as well as numerous credits in national and international collections.

I have led a number of rapid writing projects in museums, libraries and galleries, leading to publications (taking between three and eight weeks from blank page to launch). These projects reflect my personal interest in responding to objects and especially in encouraging late starters in the writing game. I write texts for performance with the renaissance music group, The Galloway Consort, which give imagined voice to historic characters and which have featured at book and arts festivals.

As a playwright I specialise in short pieces (20-40 minutes) which have been professionally produced and performed, and have won national prizes. I am a great believer in peer groups as a positive writing structure and encourage those I am involved with to develop listening as well as speaking skills. I write with a gentle feminist voice, believing that we should try to achieve an equal stance with male writers rather than replacing them.

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

Performance; Reading; Residency; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Intergenerational learning; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Ageing; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Family; Food; Gender equality; Historical fiction; History; Music; Nature; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Rural communities; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30