Hello there, and welcome to my website. Hope you enjoy.
I am an award winning full time writer based in Dumfries. I write plays, stories and and poems. My plays have been performed and read at various venues in the UK including the Traverse in Edinburgh and the Arches in Glasgow. My play ‘Sins of the Father’ was a winner of the Rowan Tree Playwrighting Competition and afterwards toured. My stories and poems have been widely published in the UK, also published in Canada and the USA.
I am widely experienced in running workshops and reading and discussing my own work. If you would like me to come and work with your group or organisation you can do so through the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature scheme or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01750 20408 to discuss.
For a link to the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature scheme and for further information about my various residencies and types of workshops ran please see Writer In Residence/Workshop page. For more detailed information about my work and residencies please see Curriculum Vitae page.
I was Scottish Book Trust Reader In Residence to Scottish Borders Libraries.
Visit my blog for updates on my writing life. PostcardsfromBorderland
Also have been Creative Writing Tutor to writers in the Craigmillar Community.
Also one of the Creative Writing CABN mentors in the Scottish Borders.
One of my poems below.
NEW YORK NEW YORK
Hotel doormen speaking out of the corner of their mouths
Like every New York film you ever saw.
Central Park, joggers jogging,
Talkers talking politics.
Vendors making a buck.
Packs of pampered pets
Walking their walkers.
Lincoln Centre, an orchestra morphing
Into Glenn Millar style
While students pretend to study in the midday sun.
Me spilling my coffee
Clicking the digital camera
Of my mind
Of a less hurried landscape.
This is the life.
It’s good to be a writer.