Fiction writing course appoints lecturer

A WRITER, whose credits include some of the UK’s best-known TV dramas, has been appointed to teach fiction writing at a Glasgow university.

Ann Marie Di Mambro has been appointed as a lecturer on Glasgow Caledonian University’s new MA TV Fiction Writing course.

Her credits include EastEnders, Casualty, Taggart, Holby and River City.

Says course leader, Dr Catriona Miller: “Ann Marie’s extensive experience of writing for many of the UK’s top shows means our students will get a taste of what writing for the industry is really like.”

The university has created the MA, the first full-time university course in fiction writing for TV, in collaboration with Shed, the production company behind some of television’s most popular dramas, including Footballers’ Wives and Bad Girls.

The MA has widespread industry support and Talkback Thames, Scottish Screen, MG Alba, BBC Writers Room, Shed, and Shed’s chief executive, Eileen Gallagher, are all supporting scholarships for students on the one-year post-graduate course.