Colin McGuire is a poet and performer from Glasgow, who lives in Edinburgh, known for his dynamic, engaging performances. He has also been widely published in anthologies and literary journals. He is also an ESOL teacher and Mindfulness Meditation practitioner. He has performed across Scotland and the U.K., winning the Shore Poets Quiet Slam in 2014, and the Luminate Slam 2015 and a semi-finalist in the BBC Fringe Slam in 2013 and 2018.
He has facilitated the Artcore: Writers Inc Group at Edinburgh Central Library in 2016. He won the Out:spoken award for the 'film poetry' category and best poetry overall in London in 2018. He has been a Lead Reader and Creative Writing Workshop facilitator for several years with Open Book Charity, running sessions in communities and prisons around Scotland.
In 2020, he was an Ignite Fellow Awardee, awarded by the Scottish Book Trust. He is currently working on a book as part of this award.
He regularly runs Mindfulness and Expressive Writing Workshops with schools, charities and libraries.
His most recent collection is 'Enhanced fool disclosure' (Speculative Books, 2018).
Colin is available for author visits, talks, workshops and Mindfulness & Expressive Writing course at your library, school, college, university, writers’ workshop, or group. As a member of Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature database, you can apply for funding to cover half the cost of Colin's visit. For other types or lengths of event, please email me.