Two creative writing PhD students, studying in Aberdeen as part of the Curtin-Aberdeen Alliance, are leaving their mark on the University’s creative scene. Ashleigh Angus and Adam Kealley are the current editors of one of its journals, Causeway/Cabhsair. Causeway/Cabhsair is a magazine of Irish and Scottish writing, published by the University of Aberdeen’s Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies. The magazine embraces all languages of the British Isles, publishing works in English, Irish and Scots Gaelic, as well as the local north-east Scots dialect, Doric.
For the winter 2018 issue, Ashleigh and Adam curated a selection of poems, translations, short fiction and creative essays from both emerging and established writers around the United Kingdom. Ashleigh created the striking cover art. They are currently working on the magazine’s special tenth anniversary edition, which will showcase new works from past contributors drawn from Causeway/Cabhsair’s decade-long history. It will be launched at the University of Aberdeen’s May Festival 2019 taking place from Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May 2019.
Notes for Editors
- The Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance is a broad collaboration that brings together a diverse range of endeavours including collaborative PhD programs, dual masters and a Global Energy Institute. It presently has PhD students spanning in the areas of creative writing, business, engineering, energy, medicine and health sciences.
- Causeway/Cabhsair is a magazine of Irish and Scottish writing, published by the University of Aberdeen’s Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies. Further information is available at Causeway / Cabhsair: A Magazine of Irish and Scottish Writing
- May Festival 2019 is a vibrant melting pot of creativity, culture and learning, brought to you by the University of Aberdeen. The festival welcomes over 14,000 visitors to inspirational activities across the sciences and arts, sparking discussion on some of society’s biggest issues. Further information is available at abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/