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L.J. McIntyre has had work performed, published and exhibited in arts venues, museums, festivals, anthologies, magazines and public spaces.

She enjoys being an Associate Editor of Fiction for literary magazine The Flexible Persona and being part of Playwright Studio Scotland‘s Scottish Borders Playwrights Mentoring Programme. L.J. sits on the Board of Directors for Arts & Business Scotland and Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre.

L.J. can’t resist interesting projects, organisations or collaborations. She has worked with illustrators, scientists, artists and fellow writers as well as Glasgow School of Art, The Museum of Childhood, The Festival of Erotic, The Metro, Writers’ Collective 26, The Hunterian Museum and Bristol University, amongst others.

Born and bred in the industrial city of Glasgow, rural life called her to live by the sea on a mad wee island, which she has since fled. Now settled in the market town of Kelso, in the Scottish Borders, she lives with her husband, dog and menagerie of small creatures.



26 Children’s Winters Exhibition

The second draft of L.J. McIntyre’s piece for 26 & Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh’s 26 Children’s Winters Exhibition has been submitted this. Here’s an object hint…it involves a skill she do not possess; that her Grandma tried to teach her.

Watch another Granny inspired L.J. McIntyre work Strawberry Tarts, a short play, produced by Asylon Theatre as part of their ‘I’ve Been Looking For You My Whole Life’ series.

TOMORROW: L.J. McIntyre @ Wednesday’s Girl, Edinbrugh

L.J. McIntyre’s poem ‘The Beast’ shall be displayed and read at the event Wednesday’s Girl, 13th of May.

This event is part of a series of four exhibitions taking place each Wednesday in May from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Space Club, Argyle House, Edinburgh.

Each exhibition displays a different collection of artwork from creative women across Scotland.
All kinds of artwork will be displayed and read. The writers and artists of pieces will have the opportunity to talk about their work(s).

The exhibitions are free and open to all members of the public.

Paper Makers: Wolrd Word Digital Exhibition

We want you! For the Paper Makers: bringing science to life through art project, collaborative Artist and Scientist pair, L.J. McIntyre and Jen Freer are welcoming you to create ‘World Words’.

A ‘world wide’ is an image of a word that reflects how you feel about ecological climate change. You can make your word out of anything – biro ink, stones, chalk, potato peel – the more imaginative the better!

Simply send your image through to and we’ll upload it onto the World Word Digital Exhibition. You can send as many entries ad you can think of, the more the merrier!

To keep the creativity coming, we’ll post our very own World Word relating to The Paper, every weekend. So stay tuned, and keep sending your submissions in.

At the end of the project every single World Word will make its own impact into a Word Cloud. The World Word Cloud shall be exhibited at the Hunterian Museum at University of Glasgow in September 2015; along side a new poem written by L.J. McIntyre that incorporates many of these submitted words, and complimentary Paper Maker themes.

These pieces – the word cloud and poem – will then be part of a touring exhibition around coastal Britain and Ireland.