At the WORD Centre for Creative Writing we bring together writers, performers, artists, scholars and audiences of North-East Scotland through creative projects, collaborations, events and performances
From fiction and poetry, to creative non-fiction and collaborative mixed media, the projects of the Centre speak all the languages of North-East Scotland, from Doric and English, to Gaelic and Polish, engaging with its histories and cultural traditions. Reaching out beyond the university community to wider, diverse audiences, the projects of the Centre seek to map, connect and nurture the North-East. 

Two main research strands, Mapping the North-East and Creative Compositions, encompass many of the Centre's activities, which also include the research, public engagement and creative work of its members and directors. We are also actively engaged in building a vibrant and successful community of postgraduate research in Creative Writing, as well as cultivating dynamic collaborations with numerous research centres and partners