Thursday, August 2, 2012

Students and graduates appearing at the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Students and graduates from Edinburgh Napier's innovative Creative Writing MA are making multiple appearances at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this month.

Four of them will be featured in Story Shop, a showcase for new writing talent where local authors read their work on stage from 4pm at the Spiegeltent in Charlotte Square. Recent graduate Matt Nadelhaft appears on Tuesday August 14th, while fellow graduate Ever Dundas is on Wednesday August 22nd. Current student Sean Martin reads the next day on Thursday August 23rd, with fellow student Catherine Simpson appear at the final Story Shop showcase on Monday August 27th.

Last year graduates from Edinburgh Napier's Creative Writing MA formed Illicit Ink, a group that hosts regular themed prose nights across the city. Now Illicit Ink will be making its book festival debut in the late night Unbound strand, also in the Spiegeltent. Graduate Ariadne Cass-Maran will be among the writers performing Magic Words, an evening of readings, storytelling and stage magic that starts at 9pm on Wednesday August 15th.

Best of all, the Story Shop and Unbound strands are free! Go here to find out more about attending the festival.

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