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Zoe Strachan

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
Zoe Strachan's headshot

I write across different forms: novels, short stories, essays, libretti, plays - everything except poetry, really (although I read it as much as possible). Reading is my first love, and I'm passionate about libraries and literacy. I am Patron of the Imprint Festival in East Ayrshire (where I'm from) and a board member at Glasgow Women's Library. As a former archaeology student and one-time writer in residence at the National Museum of Scotland, I'm fascinated by museums and heritage sites.

I teach on the Creative Writing programme at University of Glasgow, but also enjoy working with people at the beginning of their creative journey. My experience includes readings, workshops, mentoring, residential courses, panel discussions, commissions and readers' and writers' days. (Photo credit: Ajamu)

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; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Gender equality; Historical fiction; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Publishing & getting published; Urban communities

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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