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Collaboration with National Library of Scotland sees launch of new digital resource

Research on the Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass Family has led to the development of an online learning resource on African American revolutionaries.

Inside The Inkwell

Poetry Editor Aarti Mukhedkar, a second year English Literature and History student, tells us what it's like to be involved in the PublishED society.

Meet our graduates: Amy Rhianne Milton

Just one year on from graduating in Playwriting, Amy has been longlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting and had a play commissioned by Traverse. Matterhorn runs online from 27th August to 9th September.

Scottish Literature students launch new international press with poetic response to COVID-19

We talk to Patrick Jamieson and Daniela Silva about Taproot Press and its origins in Scotland's radical publishing scene.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2020: Alice Rae

Literature and Classics PhD student Alice Rae describes how being Lead Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction has added to her interdisciplinary study experience.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2020: June Laurenson

In her second year as Lead Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, we talk to PhD student June Laurenson about judging Britain's oldest literary awards.

From Arthur's Seat - inspired by Edinburgh

Lena Kraus, Editor-in-Chief of Volume Five of our Creative Writing anthology, chats about the joy of leaving university a published writer.

Jane McKie wins the Ian Campbell Award for Teaching in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

She reflects on what the award means, particularly during a time of crisis, and on our very special community of Creative Writing students.