Writer & Creative Director

Hello!

Thanks for dropping by, and welcome to my blog!  It’s lovely to have you aboard!

What I do

I am an award winning, best selling Author of several books and a Creative Director working on high calibre arts projects across community.

I love to write and have been privileged to do that across different media – stage, television, national press, books and magazines too.

Award winning best selling books

Brigid writes with warmth and appreciation of communities that she knows and loves, and she inspires us to explore them

Rick Stein

Happily, my work is acclaimed. My writing is distinctive and authentic, born out of my experiences and my boots on the ground. I know intimately the places I write about.

My best selling book North Coast Journey  shares the life affirming experience of ‘slow tourism’ through the far north highlands of Scotland. My books 52 Weekends by the Sea and 52 Weekends in the Country are best sellers too, they offer inspirational discoveries and adventures throughout England, Wales and Scotland. 

Reviews, a selection

North Coast Journey

For Scottish travel, it doesn’t get better than North Coast Journey

The Scotsman 

 Whenever I am talking to customers about the NC500, I always recommend your book for the wonderful photographs and all the extra information it contains

David Duguid, Proprietor, Picaresque Books

Comprehensive yet beautifully presented

Scottish Field 

52 Weekends by the Sea

As much a document of indigenous life as it is a travel guide

Lonely Planet 

A stylish, useful and well-researched book

The Telegraph

52 Weekends in the Country

This is the book that proves you don’t need to leave the country

or spend very much money to have a great time’

Waterstones Quarterly Review 

I delight in sharing the experience and adventures of my books at all kinds of events, including  the  Edinburgh International Book Festival, the largest of its kind in the world. I’ve spoken about the importance and benefits of traveling with care and respect though the Highlands and Islands of Scotland at XpoNorth. I’ve had fun engaging with crowds at The Spirit of Moray Festival and at Dingwall’s Word On The Street festival. I’ve delivered talks at the vibrant Aye Write in Glasgow, a highlight in the city’s cultural diary, and I’ve enjoyed speaking at the lovely Ness Book Festival too.

If you’d like a special event with your group, then please contact me directly, and if you are in Scotland then you may be able eligible for funding to support an event through  Scottish BookTrust

The arts in my life

I am passionate about the arts. They inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, being and they reach across all kinds of barriers in life that might otherwise divide people – that motivates me hugely. 

I have loved working in the arts and media since leaving college. I feel honoured to have contributed as a team member in some world leading and ground breaking organisations including

BBC Television

Royal Shakespeare Company

Liverpool Playhouse Theatre

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

I bring this experience and insight to the bespoke Circle Journeys that I create with small groups, I support and guide individuals to find their authentic voice, to express themselves more freely, and to grow in confidence. This work is transformational.

Please visit my Circle Journeys page to learn more. 

Contact

If you’d like to contact me, please do.

For features please do just email me: brigid@brigidbenson.co

For other professional enquiries please contact my agent:

Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London  Tel:  44 (0)20 7393 4400

Thanks for visiting! Brigid 🙂

 

2 thoughts on “Writer & Creative Director

  1. Hi brigit
    I am looking forward to coming along to your event tomorrow at Aye Write.
    I also look forward to meeting you again if you are not too busy.
    Deirdre (woman from the library burns supper with the broken wrist)

  2. Hello Deirdre! Lovely to hear from you after our meeting at the GWL Burns supper. Thank you for coming along today and please do come and say hello afterwards. I hope your wrist is making good healing progress!

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