Tuesday, March 5, 2013

David Bishop @ AWP 2013 in Boston this week

Edinburgh Napier MA Creative Writing lecturer David Bishop is going to Boston this week for the 2013 AWP  conference. He will be representing our course at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs' annual gathering, talking about its unique focus on genre fiction, and discussing how we've replaced the traditional workshop with a new and innovative approach to teaching.

Anyone attending the conference who wants to discover more about our acclaimed MA program can email David - d.bishop@napier.ac.uk - to arrange a chat while he's in Boston. Or find him via Twitter - @davidbishop. Or Facebook. Or you can wander the event, searching for his distinctive black and white checkered winklepicker shoes [see photo, below left].

UPDATE: David will be helping at booth #214 - Bookfair Plaza Level, Exhibit Hall A - from 10am until noon on Friday March 8th, that's the NAWE stand [National Association of Writers in Education (UK)]. Come and ask him about the modules he teaches in writing graphic novels or writing fantasy, horror, crime and science fiction on our Creative Writing program.

The Times newspaper in London calls our course "a radical departure" in creative writing. Since launching in 2009 the program has attracted students from the United States, not to mention Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Finland, Italy. Edinburgh Napier is still taking applications for the 2013/14 academic year, and we've already offered places to several US students.

If you're not going to be at AWP in Chicago, you can find out more about our course by checking the links on the right hand side of this blog. Depending on which version of the course will best suit your needs as a student, click either full-time or part-time to apply.