The FRRL Writer-in-Residence may be found in the Library monthly on a Friday afternoon so if you have some writing you would like to
look at – or you just want to chat about books or writing, do come and say hello.

You may also send work for the W-in-R to look at and comment on,  e-mail FRRL or contact Glenn via his website

Introduction to 2018 Writer-in-Residence – Glenn Dakin

‘I am a writer of children’s books, TV, and comics. I’ve written episodes of Shaun the Sheep, Bob the Builder and Angry Birds. Perhaps my favourite project has been the publishing of my children’s fantasy novel series Candle Man, by Egmont, in both UK and USA. As a comics writer I have written for Marvel Comics, for characters like Spider-Man and have also written Doctor Who comics, as well as my own graphic novel, Abe: Wrong For All The Right Reasons. Penguin Books have published my cartoon strip Temptation.

In a varied career I have written comedy sketches for BBC TV and radio, and had a comic strip (Robot Crusoe) run for nine years in the Funday Times. I have also written a life story of Roald Dahl in comic form.

I never met an author when I was a child growing up in St. Neots, and I had no idea that it was possible to work in television or magazines, such realms were never opened up to me. My life in a fun, creative world all began by simply making my own comics and selling them to people, or posting them out to magazine editors. I hope that by being a writer-in-residence I can give people a chance simply to chat with a writer and learn a bit about the field. I look forward to helping them with ideas, or simply explain how to get into writing, and to de-mystify the publishing and TV world a bit.

I hope to meet budding writers young and old and maybe bump into fellow professionals too and swap stories. There is more about me on my website: http://www.glenndakin.com

January 2018

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