Sunday, August 23, 2015

Graduate Shona Cook performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

Graduate Shona Cook performed one of her stories at the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival on Sunday August 23rd in the Spiegeltent, as part of the ever-popular Story Shop strand run by the City of Literate.

These free events see an emerging writer give a reading of their work for about ten minutes, with 17 scribes performing at this acclaimed festival in Charlotte Square. [Get a sneak preview of Shona's work at Audioboom.]

Shona graduated from the Creative Writing MA programme at Edinburgh Napier University last autumn, and since then has been hard at work finishing her major project novel.

Her appearance as part of Story Shop followed in the footsteps of past graduates from our MA, for whom this event has been a great showcase over the years. 2012 saw Ever Dundas, Sean Martin, Matthew Nadelhaft and Catherine Simpson take to the microphone as part of Story Shop.

The following year Catherine was back again, along with fellow graduate Mark Craddock. Last year Nicole Brandon and Alison Summers - a graduate from our very first cohort, the class of 2009-10 - did us proud in the Spiegeltent. We look forward to seeing more Edinburgh Napier students and graduates being part of Story Shop in years to come - long may it continue!

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