Management Committee

Ruby

Ruby McCann, Literary Consultant, is a writer and educator. She has worked with the Scottish Writers’ Centre for the past four years and has been a Director wearing hats as Treasurer and Chair (2015-2017). She has managed writing projects in the United States and Scotland. In theatre, she has taken plays, ‘from the page to the stage’ teaching playwriting and drama for Washington, DC area theatres, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, and Young Playwright’s Theater. In 2003, Ruby was recognized for Educational Excellence by the Senate Education Committee and the SNAP Foundation (Seeing Necessary Alternatives through Photography).  She is a 2004 recipient of the Mary Boyle McCrory Award for creative writing. As a Literature Consultant for the Cultural Alliance of Northern Virginia, she developed, administered, and judged Arlington County’s Moving Word and Pick-a-Poet Series. After returning to Scotland, Ruby was the Scottish Book Trust’s first Writer-in-Residence at HMP Glenochil (2006) and Reader-in-Residence at A.K. Bell Library (2008).

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Catriona_Lexy_Campbell2-bwCatriona Lexy Campbell, Gaelic Liaison, has worked as a theatre artist, actor and writer for many years, primarily in her native Gaelic. She has five published novels and has two further novels pending this year. She was the first Gaelic Associate Artist with the National Theatre of Scotland in 2011 and her first radio play for the BBC, based on her novel Samhraidhean Diomhair, was broadcast in December 2012. She was the Writer in Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 2013. She is an Associate Artist with Theatre Galore and two of her plays, Doras Dùinte (2014) and Shrapnel (2016), have been produced by Theatre Galore and have toured Scotland.
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Linda JacksonLinda Jackson, Professional Development Strategy, is an accomplished short story writer and novelist, as well as an acclaimed musician, singer, and lyricist. She teaches creative writing at Strathclyde University, and works as an editor.

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donal mclaughlin-bwDonal McLaughlin, International Liaison, is a founding member of the SWC. Donal is known for his short stories, a number of which have already appeared in translation. His first collection – an allergic reaction to national anthems & other stories (2009) – was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award in 2010, and also for the inaugural Readers’ Best First Book Aware of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. in 2012, Donal featured in Best European Fiction (Dalkey Archive), both as a writer and a translator. His second collection – beheading the virgin mary & other stories – was published by Dalkey in 2014. As a translator, Donal specialises in Swiss fiction. in 2013, he was shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award (USA). In 2015, he was awarded the Max Geilinger Prize in Zurich for his translations of Swiss literature. Donal has also edited selections of contemporary writings from Slovenia (with Janice Galloway), Latvia, and Scotland. His website can be found here.

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