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t2k7YbVXQ9kUZgdwitVb0W4XrwA44GrIg-w1ZC1JCtg,50U1z3BO4CIzNCBfdhS5NDKg5JQ1NzR2vU1pkbEZ32w,8ziBWCkxPXTzUJyV4HkqHSLJcrNzbAwbQG-7I_6tS_sEllen McAteer, a poet and songwriter, is founder of tell it slant poetry bookshop in Glasgow, and a visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. She was Director of the Poetry Trust in Suffolk, which runs the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, and a visiting lecturer the University of Oxford Creative Writing MSt, a mentee of the Clydebuilt Verse Apprenticeship Scheme, under Alexander Hutchison, and is a singer with the band Stone Tape. Her poetry collection Honesty Mirror won First Prize in the New Writer annual prizes for 2013. She has had poetry and prose published in magazines and anthologies, and a play at the Edinburgh Fringe recorded for local radio.  Her song Blue Valentine won a BBC radio competition, and has been used in a  TV advert. She was previously a member of Donny O’Rourke‘s poetry group, and has worked with Louise Welsh in her time as Writer-in-Residence at the Art School. She has been a director of the Scottish Writers’ Centre, and a member of the core group of performers at the Hammer & Tongue spoken word collective in Oxford. BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson on 6 music www.facebook.com/ellenmcateerspage  twitter.com/ellenmcateer  soundcloud.com/ellenmcateer

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