Monday, September 30, 2013
Edinburgh Napier's MA Creative Writing programme is making its presence felt at the fabled Wigtown Book Festival and its offshoots this week. Current student Anni Telford [above] is reading and discussing her work from 1.30pm on Wednesday, October 2nd at Reading Lasses:
It's Crime Time (Anni Telford): What makes good people do bad things? After 30 years as a psychotherapist working with paedophiles, rapists and violent criminals, Anni Telford puts that experience to good use in her crime fiction. She will discuss her psychotherapy career and how it has inspired a collection of crime short stories.
Tutor David Bishop was in Wigtown on Sunday to run a packed workshop on creating comics, part of Wigtown The Festival. The MA Creative Writing programme's reader in residence Stuart Kelly is chairing events at Wigtown almost every day, while writer in residence Ken MacLeod is at Wigtown this Saturday [Oct 5th] to discuss his work.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
During the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival, graduating students from our MA Creative Writing programme were invited to interview several acclaim authors for SummerhallTV, an arts channel dedicated to capturing the weird, radical and wonderful. We can't embed the videos, but here are URLs for each of these spoken word extravaganzas...
Crime author and comics writer DENISE MINA chats with Errol Rivera
Artemis Fowl creator EION COLFER discusses fantasy fiction with Laura Clements
Rebus creator IAN RANKIN talks crime fiction with Julie Whitley
Comics writer KIERON GILLEN talks with Errol Rivera
Science fiction author KEN MacLEOD chats with Mark Harding
Colorado journalist MARK CRADDOCK talks about studying creative writing in Scotland
Rising star writer ADAM THIRLWELL talks with Nicole Brandon
Comics artist JAMIE McKELVIE talks collaboration with Errol Rivera
Steampunk author ANDREW JAMIESON talks to Griff Williams
Award-winning graduate CATHERINE SIMPSON talks short stories with Julie Whitley
Crime writer ALEX GRAY talks with the ubiquitous Errol Rivera