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Born in Manitoba, Canada in 1950. My father was Irish-Canadian and my mother was Scottish. My father and grandfather were homesteaders and wheat farmers on Saskatchewan prairies. I've long been a...

I was born in Brunswick, Maine, USA in 1973. After a childhood spent in Maine and Massachusetts, I attended Brown University in Rhode Island, USA. In 1996 I moved to Scotland to do an MLitt in...

Born in Dumfries, I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1972 and was an art teacher and Staff Tutor in Art and Design with Dumfries and Galloway education department for 30 years. I have for...

I have been a professional writer for over twenty years and write poetry, short stories and plays. I teach writing and drama to teenagers and adults.  After being made redundant from engineering...

Allan Burnett is an author, journalist and historian with a passion for bringing the past to life through exciting talks and workshops with lots of audience participation. As well as regular festival...

I was born in 1954, went to university in Edinburgh where I studied English. I was one of the founding editors of Cencrastus magazine in 1979. My PhD thesis on Neil Gunn and Zen Buddhism was...

John Burnside was born in Dunfermline in 1955 and studied English and European Thought at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. He worked as a steel miller, gardener, labourer, dishwasher and...

As a child, Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the World™. As a student, Pamela’s...

Born in the USA, attended art schools (Beaux Arts – Paris, Ruskin School of Drawing – Oxford); lived in Glasgow since 1981, where I earn my living teaching Tai-Chi; I co-founded the Poetry Healing...

With an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist Ron Butlin is also a former Edinburgh Poet Laureate / Makar. Before taking up writing full-time he was, at various times, a lyricist with...

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