She is a patron of the Federation of Writers Scotland.
She was the first Makar (Poet Laureate) of the City of Stirling in 500 years.
She was Writer in Residence with the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow and Reader in Residence with Glasgow Women’s Library from 2012 - 2015, where she ran many creative writing workshops and hosted poets from India, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Jamaica and Palestine.
The Creative Writing course at the University of Glasgow is ideal if you're a talented and ambitious writer looking to develop your craft and take your writing to the next level.
Gain creative and critical skills on this exciting and supportive online course.
Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Since its founding in 2009, John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation has become a thriving community of and for writers in Rome.You'll be taught by successful and well-regarded writers who specialise across diverse genres.We are happy to supervise students working in established genres but just as keen to see students mix genres or create new forms.Students will write extensively and the course is intended for those who want to understand and harness the forces of creative language to produce original poems, scenes from a play or movie, song lyrics and short stories.Students will challenge themselves creatively and learn to write in a truly inspiring environment.For students who are interested in experiencing what it is like to study at the University of St Andrews or are looking for a taste of university life, a summer school may be the perfect opportunity.The University also designs tailored courses for a range of educational institutions and other organisations.Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale.No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).With workshops in the major genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) and literary translation, the Institute is the place for creative writing students to spend serious time on their writing as they get to know the Eternal City.John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation will be offering three undergraduate courses in creative writing during the summer of 2019.