While the Dundee Literary Festival will proudly be bringing some of the world’s top authors to the city, it will also be promoting the best of Dundee’s writing talent to the world.
Dundee can boast a proud literary heritage from the Wedderburn poets in the Reformation era through to the present day and this will be celebrated at a number of events held during this year’s Literary Festival.
One of the city’s most famous literary connections is, of course, to Mary Shelley, who lived in Dundee for several years in her youth. In honour of this, ‘Frankenstein’ will be the focus of a special Festival Bookclub at the George Orwell pub in Perth Road at 4.30pm on Friday, October 24.
The same venue plays host to the Menzieshill Literary Scene, authors Grant Hill and Barry Phillips, who will be pontificating about football, music and what both topics tell us about the state of the world at 6.30pm on Sunday 26.
The work of students from the University of Dundee’s pioneering MLitt Creative Writing programme will be celebrated on Thursday 23 while the Nethergate Writers group will read from their latest anthology two days later.