Eleanor Thom: New UWS PhD Student Nominated by The Guardian

Eleanor Thom, who commences her PhD at UWS on 1 March 2011, has been nominated one of the twelve most promising debut novelists in the UK by BBC2’s The Culture Show, as reported in The Guardian. Eleanor’s first novel The Tin Kin (Duckworth, 2009) won the 2006 New Writing Ventures Award, the Saltire Society First Book … Continue reading

David Manderson at the CCA

David Manderson, UWS Programme Leader in Creative Industries Practice who lectures in Creative Writing and Screenwriting, has been invited to appear at the CCA to talk about his forthcoming novel and other recent developments in Creative Writing in Education. His talk will take place in the Scottish Writers’ Centre, established by poets David Kinloch and … Continue reading

Martino Nicoletti: Submerged Landscapes

Martino Nicoletti, a PhD doctoral student with the School who has just returned from field research in Thailand, has recently published an art book that brings together his key research themes of myth, margins and pinhole photography. Submerged Landscapes is inspired by an ancient pagan myth, and narrates the tragic love story of the fascinating … Continue reading

Polymash Musician, Artist & PhD Student Chris Dooks releases back-catalogue for free.

Musician, audio artist & 1st Year PhD student Chris Dooks has decided to release his back catalogue of ten album online and for free on bandcamp. One of the albums – Social Electrics, was hailed as one of the first net-collabrated albums in a pre-broadband age (1999). Chris encourages students to download, share and pass on the … Continue reading

Su Casa: Only the Start

The new Su Casa gig in Ayr – open to staff and students of UWS and run by host and writer-presenter Dave Manderson – was launched last night with great success. Held in the Su Casa cafe in the Lorne Arcade off Ayr’s High Street, this was the very first evening of alternative arty fun … Continue reading

“No Worries”: New PhD Student Alison Bell Exhibits at Major Australian Show

New PhD student Alison Bell started her doctoral creative practice study with a bang at a major international arts exhibition in Australia. The Shorelines exhibition at the Arts Health Symposium at the University of Newcastle near Melbourne was the responses of artists to five coastal locations in England, Scotland, Wales and New South Wales, and … Continue reading

New Film by Tony Grace: Finding the Seam

UWS lecturer and film-maker Tony Grace released a new film recently at the Wigtown Book Festival. Finding the Seam: Rab Wilson’s Poetic Journey was warmly received by the audience at its inaugural screening. It’s not the first time Tony has achieved success. Check out his earlier film about George Orwell: Against the Tide – more … Continue reading

Alan Warner, David Rintoul and James Robertson

Check out this Facebook page for advance events at the Dundee Literary Festival, including Booker prize nominee Alan Warner, Dr Finlay’s Casebook lead David Rintoul and award-winning novelist James Robertson. Just the first wave of events during winter 2010. Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155173517839847&index=1

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