Scottish Book Trust New Writers award for Tutor and former student Alice Tarbuck

We are delighted to see that one of the Scottish Book Trust's New Writers Awards for 2019 has been awarded to one of our School of Humanities tutors, Alice Tarbuck. 

Alice is a poet living in Edinburgh, but she is also a Creative Writing Tutor on our first year MA English and Creative Writing course, as well as being a former PhD student in the Centre for Poetic Innovation (CPI) and more recently a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the CPI. The CPI is a join initiative between the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, in collaboration with the Scottish Poetry Library. 

The New Writers Awards are a fantastic opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing, and Alice is one of just 10 recipients for this year. Awardees receive a £2,000 cash award, allowing them to focus on their work, as well as a tailored package which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals; training in PR; performance and presentation training; and the opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents. The awards also include a week-long retreat, providing time, space and the freedom to create new work in idyllic surroundings. 

Our warmest congratulations go out to Alice, keep up the great work!