Tom Murray Writer

Out of My Head


I am widely experienced in running workshops and reading and discussing my own work.   If you would like me to come and work with your group or organisation you can do so through the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature scheme.   

For further information see or you can contact me at to discuss.

Above is one of three Radio Drama workshops I did in Dumfries & Galloway.

Below is a summary of my residencies and other workshop experience.  For a detailed list see  curriculum vitae page.


Writing Fellow Tyne & Esk Writers 2014--2015.

Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence to Scottish Borders Libraries  2013-2014

Writing Fellow to  Tyne & Esk Writers  2013--2014

Writing Fellow to  Tyne & Esk Writers  2010--2012. 

Writer In Residence Clackmannanshire Council  2006--2010.

Writer In Residence  Peebles High School   2006--2007.

Writer In Residence Galashiels Academy 2005--2006.


WriteFest 2014 Creative Writing Conference held at Aberdeen University organised by Aberdeen Libraries over two days September 2014.  Working with advanced higher pupils on--Playwriting.

Advanced Higher Creative Writing Conference held at Edinburgh University, 2013.  Working with students from Edinburgh and  beyond.  Playwriting.

Northern Writes Conference:   Workshops over one day Kings College Aberdeen 2009 and 2010.  Working with students from  High Schools in the Aberdeen area.  Playwriting and Fiction.

Brechin High School:  Creative Writing Day, working with Primary and High School students from the High School catchments area  2009/2010.    Playwriting and fiction.


Tutor:  Writers from Craigmillar 2012/2013

Mentor:  member of Scottish Borders CABN mentoring scheme 2013.

Mentor: Clackmannanshire Residency--over fifty individual writers ranging from those starting out writing, to others more experienced.



Winter Words Festival:   Workshops held over a three day period.   Pitlochry  Theatre 2010     Fiction.


Workshops for both adults and young people on a variety of subjects including:



Fiction-including Flash Fiction

Radio Drama.


Writing and performance skills.


Writing for Children

Comic Book Script

Song Lyrics  

As part of my Clackmannanshire Residency I ran over 50 individual workshops.

I have ran workshops in a variety of organisations, these include

 Writers Groups.

Family Centres.


Mental Health Organisations.

Physical Disabilty Groups.



 As part of my Readers In Residence post I ran a series of storytelling events for ages 7yrs-11yrs.