About Frederick Rea


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Frederick “Freddie” Alexander is a writer and events organiser based in Edinburgh. Since 2013 he has been an organiser and host of the Inky Fingers Open Mic night, and has been an organiser of the University of Edinburgh Soapbox Open Mic. In 2014 he coordinated and hosted the second National UK University Poetry Slam. Having graduated in 2016 from the University of Edinburgh, he has begun working as a freelance writer for Broadway Baby, Flint and Pitch, and various independent blogs.

Freddie is currently studying Information Management and Preservation at the University of Glasgow. He has worked with the National Library of Scotland, the Scottish Poetry Library, and the National Theatre Archives. He is interested in developing robust frameworks of acquisition between archives and the UK spoken word community.

Freddie is a member of the Scottish Episcopal church, and often writes on subjects of faith and spirituality. He is particularly interested in artistic expressions of faith, as well as the intersection of LGBT and religious identities. He is currently a trustee for the Student Christian Movement UK, and has represented them on  at Greenbelt and the Conference of European Churches.

All views are my own and do not represent the views of any organisation mentioned.

Twitter: @FredRAlexander

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