Events

I’m registered with the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Funding scheme – a part-funding scheme that can help you bring authors into your community. So if you book me for an author event in Scotland, whether it’s a reading and Q&A, a panel event or a hands-on creative writing workshop, you can apply to SBT to cover half my author fee, plus travel and accommodation costs. You can read my profile here, and find out more about Live Literature Funding here.

Launch of Umbrellas of Edinburgh
Blackwells, South Bridge, Edinburgh
Tuesday 15 November,  6pm
I’ll be reading alongside poets Roddy Shippin, Ruth Aylett, Andrew Wilson, Patricia Ace and Tracey S Rosenberg, and short story writer Sandy Thomson, to launch this anthology of stories and poems about Edinburgh.
Find out more…


Past events:

#WriteCity Creative Writing Festival
Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct
Fortnightly from Saturday 3 September, 2.30-4pm
A series of creative writing sessions to help participants discover their enthusiasm and talent for creative writing.

Edinburgh Book Fringe: The Science That Inspires
Word Power Books, 43-45 West Nicolson Street
Thursday 18 August, 1pm
I appeared with Helen Sedgwick and Viccy Adams, reading from our work and talking about the aspects of science that inspire us.

Annuale 2016: 11D Studios Open Day
11D Murieston Lane, Edinburgh
Saturday 2 July, 2-8pm
Readings at 3pm and 6pm

Great Writing 2016 Conference
Imperial College, London
18-19 June
Presenting on creative writers as ‘uncanny academics’.

ReaDiscover Creative Writing Workshops
Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct
Monday 11 April, 2.30-4pm and 5.30-7pm
I led creative writing workshops as part of this year’s ReaDiscover festival, which celebrates authors and books linked to Innovation, Architecture, Design, Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths.

Noir at the Bar
The Raven, Glasgow
Thursday 19 November, 7pm

HMP Low Moss
Thursday 26 November
I visited the short story class at HMP Low Moss as part of Book Week Scotland.
Find out more about Book Week Scotland here…

National Association of Writers in Education
2015 Conference, Durham
13-15 November
Presenting on screenwriting techniques for novelists

Edinburgh Reads
Edinburgh Central Library
Thursday 3 September, 2-3.30pm

Blackwell’s Writers at the Edinburgh Fringe
Blackwell’s Bookshop, South Bridge
Thursday 13 August, 6pm

Creative Writing in the World
York St John University
Friday 12 June 2015
Presenting on creative writing in the community and engaging diverse learners.

Darlington Arts Festival
Friday 8 May 2015
What is a Creative Writing PhD? Four  author-PhD candidates read and discuss our research projects.

Lausanne, Switzerland
Saturday 25 April 2015
Appearing at  Books Books Books, Lausanne’s only specialist English bookshop.

London launch of The Last Treasure hunt
hosted by Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop
Wednesday 15 April 2015

Edinburgh launch of The Last Treasure Hunt
hosted by Golden Hare Books
Thursday 2 April  2015

Glasgow launch of The Last Treasure Hunt
hosted by Waterstones Argyle Street
Wednesday 25 March 2015