What you can expect from an author visit if you invite me to your school, library or other venue.

My keynote is to be inspirational, and to bring an honesty and passion to the talks I give. In a one hour session I am happy dealing with any number of people, and am flexible to the needs of the organizer. My aim is to enthuse, inspire and encourage. I am often asked to provide a series of workshops, and have tons of ideas and resources for creative writing.

I use stories, sounds and images to inspire creative thinking, I talk honestly and candidly about the writing journey and sometimes create a candlelit atmosphere. I have three times been a Writer in Residence, currently in Aberdeenshire via Scottish Books Trust, travelling up once a week to deliver a creative writing session. I am also a Creative Writing Mentor with the Scottish Book Trust, and a trained secondary school teacher.

I can give talks and inspirational workshops on creative writing in English Literature at advanced level, colleges, universities, adult writing groups.

I am currently offering:

workshops and author visits for 9-12 suitable for P6s & 7s

workshops and author visits for S1s – S3s

creative writing sessions at graduate and post-graduate level

Educational/ creative writing workshops for any age group, including adults

How much does it cost?

My usual fee is £175 plus travel expenses for a one hour session, in line with Scottish Book Trust Live Literature suggested rates, but do contact me with details of what you have in mind and I’ll let you know my fee for your event. I can be flexible.

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