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Special Guest


Samantha Clark

Visual Artist and Writer

Samantha Clark is a writer and visual artist based in Orkney, Scotland. She was awarded a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2018, and a Cove Park Emerging Writers Award and a Society of Authors Grant in 2020. Her artwork has been widely exhibited and she has received public art commission for several hospitals and schools, most recently a 30-metre mural for the Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall.


Her first book “The Clearing” was published by Little, Brown in May this year. Sam teaches with the Interactive Design Institute and the
University of the Highlands and Islands.

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