Welcome to our activity page inspired by THE CREATIVE POWER OF BOOKS in the UoA Collections. There are fun activities to do from home and we hope you will be able to visit us again soon.

Our new FLASH FICTION COMPETITION is now open for entries!

  • This year, the theme is "AN UNUSUAL PARTY"
  • There are 3 categories: CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS, ADULTS
  • Closing Date for entries is extended to SUNDAY 27th FEBRUARY, 2022
  • Winners will be announced on WORLD BOOK DAY, 3rd March, 2022
  • Our Head Judge will be writer ALEX McCALL

2021 FLASH FICTION COMPETITION

Write a micro story in 100 words about 'An Unusual Party'. Entry details below.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY 27TH FEBRUARY, 2022

Flash Fiction Competition entries 2020

Open the PDFs below to read the stories created by all the award winners as well as a selection of other entries to last year's Flash Fiction competition.

A Book-A-Day from the UoA Special Collections

For Book Week Scotland 2021, we thought we'd share a book for each day of the festival. 

Do you know Endpapers from your Gauffered Edges? Here's an A-Z of book parts!

Parts of a Book QUIZ

ANSWERS

Book Folk

Meet Jane Pirie as we Corner another Curator; and Alan Warner, the University of Aberdeen's newly appointed Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing,

Collecting your Thoughts

Make & Play

UOA Collections