Ian Seed


I work as a freelance writer and consultant, teach part-time at the University of Cumbria and Lancaster Adult College and edit the online poetry magazine, Shadowtrain.



Publications & Performance History

Anonymous Intruder my first full-length collection of poems was published by Shearsman Books in 2009 My poetry, fiction, reviews and translations (from Polish, French and Italian) have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, such as Flax Books (Lancaster Litfest) PN Review

Workshop & Reading Experience

I have read at various events throughout the country including Swedenborg Hall, London to launch my book, and at the Duke's Theatre Lancaster as part of Litfest. I have run workshops in a wide variety of settings: colleges, community centres, hospitals, libraries, museums, prisons, schools


Available on request

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Working languages

English, French, Italian, Polish

Area prepared to travel

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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