Liz Niven

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Liz Niven has more than 20 years experience as a creative writing tutor. She is regularly invited to undertake residencies, short and longer term in schools and in the adult community.

These have been hosted by the Scottish Poetry Library, Scottish Book Trust and the Poetry Society of London as well as individual Education, Arts teams and City Councils, Scottish National Gallery, Historic Scotland. 

As Poet-in-Residence at Inverness Airport, Liz travelled to Barra, Benbecula, Wick, Orkney, Shetland, Islay, Stornoway and Tiree.The Residency was funded by Highlands and Islands Ltd. as part of their Gateway Arts Project. Liz flew with British Airways and their subsidiary, Loganair.

A documentary of the Residency, entitled ‘Poet on a Plane’, was filmed for ITV by Hopscotch Films

Liz Niven is available for writing residencies for both young people and for adult groups. She also provides collaborative text and image making workshops with various artists.

Past residencies include:

Kirriemuir Cluster Angus Council Spring 2008
Skye Schools Residency, Highland Council, Dec 2007

Poet-In-Residence, St.Ambrose Primary, Glasgow 2007
Well Versed: West Lothian Poetry Project 2007
Poet in the City Residency, Buckie High School for the Poetry Society London 2007

Wanlockhead Poetry Residency 2006
Amisfield Primary School, Mammal Project for Scottish Natural Heritage 2006
Arts across the Curriculum, Greenriggs Primary School, West Lothian 2006
Edinburgh City Council Waste Aware Project 2006
Poet in residence, Bookworm Beijing Literary Festival. 2006
Westwords for Wigtown Book Town Literary Festival Douglas Ewart High School & Stranraer Academy. 2006
National Gallery, Edinburgh: Venus exhibition 2006
Poet-In-Residence, Stewarton Academy, Ayrshire (Samaritans & London Poetry Society) 2006

Poet-in-Residence: Provence Land Artists Project SNH    2005
Aberdeen schools, Aboyne, Kemnay,Westhill, Portlethen 2005

Highlands & Islands Airport Residency       2004

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association (3 year residency) 1996-9

Poet in the City Residency, Buckie High School



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