Guest post by Heather Sykes In my first semester as a creative writing student, I have attended a series of guest speaker events online; I joined readings from C.J Cooke, Helen Ivory and Martin Figura, Hannah Lowe, and Mona Arshi, all of which I have found thoroughly interesting. We have been able to hear from … Continue reading Creative Writing Reading Series Events
The Creative Writing reading series continues on Tuesday 10th November with guests Helen Ivory and Martin Figura. Usually held in the studio of the Hive Library, the reading series has moved online during the current lockdown period and can be accessed via the following LINK Free to attend to enable students, staff and the general … Continue reading Helen Ivory & Martin Figura
Third year Creative writing student Faye Proctor has recently had two of her poems published. @worcester_uni
First year @uowriting student Ellie Dart, who is also the Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate, has written a new poem titled Finding Hope, as part of the @archesfests programme of events. @worcester_uni
Extract from Margaret Adkin's review of These Are The Hands: Poems from the Heart of the NHS (Fair Acre Press, March 2020) Margaret Adkins worked as a nurse for 36 years, 27 of which were in the NHS. She trained as a nurse and then dedicated herself to a career in midwifery, working in the … Continue reading Review of ‘These are the Hands’ NHS anthology
Post by Catherine Darwen documenting her experiences studying a TEFL and teaching English in Italy, all during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Catherine Darwen is the winner of our Black Pear Press Prize for Fiction 2020, joining previous winners Micheal Wheatley 2018 and Olivia Camozzi-Jones 2019. Cath’s novella will be will be edited by the Black Pear Press team of editors, including Polly Stretton, Tony Judge and Rod Griffiths, and launched at our Hive Library in 2021. … Continue reading Catherine Darwen awarded the 2020 Fiction Prize
Chloe Hanks is the winner of our V.Press Prize for Poetry 2020, joining previous winners Margaret Adkins 2018 and Kelly Williams 2019. Chloe's pamphlet, May We All Be Artefacts, will be edited by the V Press editor Sarah Leavesley and launched at our Hive Library in 2021. Chloe says, "I do not think I could … Continue reading Chloe Hanks awarded the 2020 Poetry Prize
Brilliant news in the NSS results: Creative Writing at the University of Worcester is number 1 in the country for student satisfaction. This covers things like standards of teaching, learning opportunities, student voice, academic support etc. We are ranked in joint first place, rising comfortably in the rankings. It is fantastic news and a reflection … Continue reading Joint No.1 in the country for Creative Writing!
At the University of Worcester we host many guest speakers who give advice to the students, and share their journey through their careers as writers, publishers, editors (and many other careers linked to studying writing that our students might not have considered). Due to lock down we had to cancel our reading series, masterclasses and career … Continue reading Careers with Creative Writing: 3