Important Dates


Danny Wallace

Writer and presenter Danny Wallace returns to Dundee to talk about, read from and sign copies of his beguiling second novel, Who is Tom Ditto?
Dundee-born Danny is a Sunday Times-bestselling author. His first book, Join Me, was described as a ‘word-of-mouth phenomenon’ by The Bookseller and his second, Yes Man - in which he decided to say ‘Yes’ to everything - became a hugely successful film with Jim Carrey in the lead role. 
Tickets are free but please book in advance:
Venue: Dalhousie Building
Time: 6-7pm
This event is part of the Graduation Week celebrations. There will be a book signing and drinks reception afterwards. All welcome!


Scottish PEN and Literary Dundee present: Amruta Patil & Karrie Fransman

Graphic novelists Amruta Patil and Karrie Fransman will discuss their graphic novels and the use of the magical and the strange in their work.

Amruta Patil is currently working on a reinterpretation of the classic Indian tale of The Mahabharata called Adi Parva, whilst Karrie Fransman’s debut graphic novel, The House That Groaned, has been described by Paul Gravett as ‘absurdist magical realism’.

This event is part of Scottish PEN's series uniting Commonwealth and Scottish writers. Amruta and Karrie will be in conversation with Peggy Hughes (Literary Dundee). 

Venue: McManus Cafe, The McManus, Albert Square

Time: 6-7pm


Nature of Narrative: Creative Writing Class

Nature of Narrative: Creative Writing Class
12 July 2014, 10am-4pmWhere: Dundee Botanic Gardens, University Of Dundee, Riverside Dr, Dundee DD2 1QHCost: £50.00
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This day-long writing course is set in the beautiful Dundee Botanic Garden.For the beginning writer, professional novelist, or curious enthusiast, this class will use a combination of lecture, writing exercises, group interaction, and free writing-time to explore how natural surroundings can inspire language, setting, character and plot. This class is a fundraising event, with half the class fees donated to the Dundee Botanic Gardens Endowment Trust and the other half donated to the educational writing charity ShortbreadStories.