Jules Horne


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Fluent German speaker, translator, some French,  Border Scots.

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Jules Horne

Jules is a playwright, fiction writer and musician from Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

Jules has won two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts for her stage writing and is a recipient of the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, Grez-sur-Loing (National Library of Scotland). She has held two writing residencies at MoKS Centre for Art and Social Practice in Estonia and is literature advocate for Creative Arts Business Network.

Her plays include Handfast  (Nutshell Theatre); Edinburgh Fringe First winners Allotment  and Thread  (Nutshell Theatre); Scape  (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Gorgeous Avatar (Traverse); The Wife of Usher's Well (Quondam Theatre); Unconformity for 'Come to Where I'm From' (Paines Plough).

Radio plays include Macmillan's Marvellous Motion Machine (BBC Radio 4/Catherine Bailey Ltd); Life: An Audio Tour  (BBC Radio 4/Catherine Bailey Ltd); Overdue South (BBC Scotland/Traverse); Inner Critic (BBC Radio 7/4 Extra); Left at the Lights (BBC Scotland); Island Blue: A Place in the Rain (BBC Radio 4).

Jules is a multi-instrumentalist and Scots spoken word performer who plays stand-up cello and whistle. As a lyricist, she has collaborated with composer Suzanne Parry on the Scottish Chamber Orchestra commission, Three Border Songs. Her first film I Still Love You Really  was part of the National Theatre of Scotland's 5 Minute Theatre Yes, No, Don't Know Show. She has also written for the Uncanny Bodies biomedical project at Edinburgh University.

Jules teaches creative writing part-time with the Open University in Scotland. She lives four miles from the unborder near Yetholm.

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