The programme is run by experienced, published writers.
Dilys has been teaching Creative Writing at Edinburgh since 2002. She has published ten books of fiction and poetry, including:
She has also been nominated or shortlisted for:
Creative collaborations include the libretto for the opera Kaspar Hauser: Child of Europe.
She is currently working on a novel based on blasphemy and betrayal in a time of moral panic, for which she received a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
Miriam Gamble is a poet and critic from Belfast.
Her publications are This Man’s Town (tall-lighthouse, 2008) and The Squirrels Are Dead (Bloodaxe, 2010).
Before joining the team at Edinburgh, Miriam worked as a creative writing tutor at Queen’s University, Belfast.
She is a keen reviewer, and has written for a variety of publications including: Edinburgh Review, Magma, New Statesman, Poetry Ireland Review, PN Review.
She likes poems about animals, poems in assumed voices, and writers who experiment with form. Current interests include the relationship between poetry and the political.
Niki Vielma has been working as a Learning Technologist for eight years. She has worked for several universities and recently what is now Scotland’s biggest college. She really enjoys working with academic staff and students and showing them how to use technology to enhance their teaching and learning. She is from the US and has lived in Scotland with her son for over eight years and loves it here - even the weather!
There are a number of other successful professional writers acting as tutors on the programme. For more information, visit their profiles:
This article was published on Oct 22, 2013