English Literature

Visiting Writers Series: Elizabeth Wein

The University of Edinburgh is excited to welcome historical novelist Elizabeth Wein to join us as part of our Visiting Writers Series. This event is presented as part of Book Week Scotland.

Elizabeth Wein is an American/British dual citizen who's lived in Scotland since 2000. Her books have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Costa Award, and the Scottish Children’s Book Award. Fifteen years ago, she learned to fly at the Scottish Aero Club, which inspired many of her young adult novels, including the New York Times bestseller Code Name Verity.

Elizabeth’s recent publications include White Eagles, about a teen pilot who escapes the German invasion of Poland, and the non-fiction book A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II.

Elizabeth will be in conversation with the University of Edinburgh's Writer in Residence, Tracey S. Rosenberg. There will be a chance for the audience to ask questions, and a drinks reception afterwards.

This event is FREE and open to all. 

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About the Visiting Writer series

The Visiting Writers series is programmed by the University of Edinburgh's Writer in Residence (based in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures): currently the poet and fiction writer, Tracey S. Rosenberg.

The Writer in Residence invites a published writer or writing industry professional to come and speak to students from all disciplines about all things creative writing.

The events take the form of readings, Q&As, workshops or panels - all designed to help students improve their writing, ask for advice, and access opportunities for publication.

Are you interested in studying Creative Writing at Edinburgh?

Based in the first UNESCO World City of Literature, our one-year, full-time taught Masters programme is tailored towards your practice in either fiction or poetry. 

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Nov 21 2019 -

Visiting Writers Series: Elizabeth Wein

The University of Edinburgh is excited to welcome historical novelist Elizabeth Wein to join us as part of our Visiting Writers Series. This event is presented as part of Book Week Scotland.

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