Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Glasgow’s Creative Writing programme is world-renowned, not only for its hugely successful postgraduate courses but also for the novels, plays, poems and other works produced by its staff.  Since 2007 the team has produced a wide range of creative outputs, including six novels, nine poetry-collections, two operas and two stage-plays, many of which have either won or been short-listed for prizes.

Outreach activities form an integral part of our work, with recent exhibitions in Bamberg, Chicago, London and Washington D.C., and talks, readings and workshops at numerous international festivals, ranging from the Sydney Writers’ Festival to the Bookworm International Literary Festival, Beijing, and the International Festival of Authors, Toronto, as well as major Scottish international festivals in Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere.

Creative Writing at Glasgow

Associated Staff:

Alan Riach

Professor Alan Riach

Professor of Scottish Literature (Scottish Literature)

Research interests: Literature and the Visual Arts

Elizabeth Reeder

Dr Elizabeth Reeder

Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: lyric essay; practice-based research; literary novels; writing on place; elegy; memoir; teaching creative writing; creative writing

Jane Goldman

Dr Jane Goldman

Reader (English Literature)

Research interests: poetry and poetics; literary theory; modernism/avant-garde; Virginia Woolf studies; gender, sexuality, feminism; queer; ut pictura poesis

Professor Jeffrey Robinson

Honorary Senior Research Fellow - English Literature (English Literature)

Willy Maley

Professor Willy Maley

Professor of Renaissance Studies (English Literature)

Research interests: Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton, Postcolonialism

Zoe Strachan

Ms Zoe Strachan

Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Fiction, particularly the novel, with a focus on work that is literary, Scottish, or engages with feminism or queer theory; memoir; interdisciplinary collaborations such as contemporary opera.