Monday, May 28, 2012

The Big Easy comes to Edinburgh Napier in July

The University of New Orleans' low residency MFA is bringing its hugely popular creative writing summer school to Edinburgh Napier University in July. Part of UNO's study abroad schemes, it immerses students from across America in the rich arts culture of Scotland's capital city. More than 100 emerging writers will be participating in classes and workshops during July, based at the Craighouse campus.

The MA Creative Writing team at Edinburgh Napier is delighted to host the UNO summer school again, after the success of its first visit in 2011. Lecturer David Bishop will run workshops in writing for the graphic novel. The MA's reader-in-residence Stuart Kelly is teaching a course in creative non-fiction, while programme leader Sam Kelly hosts a career development conference.

Other classes and workshops offered during the summer school focus on fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, non-fiction and poetry. Scottish literature and culture are the focus for a series of lectures, while translation skills and the literature of New Orleans are covered in other classes.

"We're delighted to welcome back the study abroad students and the team from UNO," says Sam Kelly, programme leader for Edinburgh Napier's Creative Writing MA. "They brought a unique atmosphere to the Craighouse campus last summer. We can't wait to see them again." More information about the UNO Writing Workshops in Edinburgh can be found here.