The University of Dundee offers day and evening classes in writing and poetry through their Department of Continuing Education, and undergraduate and postgraduate courses as part of their Creative Writing Programme in the Department of Humanities. For further information, visit their website or use the contacts below:

Undergraduate Courses in English
Contact Jennifer Byers at:

Postgraduate modules and MLitt in Writing Practice and Study
Contact Daria Wall:

Continuing Education (for writing and poetry classes)
Contact Continuing Education Office:

Literary Dundee organises literary events in Dundee open to all, including the Dundee Literary Festival, held annually in October, and the fabulous Literary Salon series, held throughout the year at the Dundee Centre of Contemporary Arts.

“The Dundee Literary Salons series was conceived by Dundee University’s Professor of Creative Writing, Kirsty Gunn, as a way of bringing together members of the Dundee community in a relaxed, informed but informal environment to meet with publishers, writers and agents to discuss writing, culture and ideas. The Salons are like no other ‘Reading’ or ‘Lecture’ or ‘talk’ on offer anywhere else – in Scotland or beyond – breaking down the barriers that all too often inhibit the growth and expression of cultural life for ordinary people. Instead here is a forum in which everyone’s ideas matter, irrespective of professional background, taste or experience.”

Hotchpotch Dundee is for those interested in literature and writing of any kind. Regular evenings of readings and conversation are held in the basement of Braes, Perth Road, Dundee. For more information, email: or “Like” Hotchpotch Dundee on Facebook.

North Carr Light is a popular blog for writers in Dundee, Perth and Angus.

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