Congratulations to Trudi Holland who won both the V.Press Prize for Poetry and the Black Pear Press Prize for Fiction.
Christiana Curtiss talks about the process of editing her first publication with Black Pear Press. The prizewinning novella will be launched 3rd May at the Hive Library, Worcester. How did you feel when you found out you had won the prize? I was surprised because I submitted two opening chapters of a novel for my … Continue reading Creative Writing Fiction Prizewinner 2021
Third year student, Lauren Pizzicaroli, writes about her #Softlads publishing experience. 'Just say yes,' that’s what I’ve learned in my final year at the University of Worcester. Say yes to new opportunities, say yes to taking chances, say yes to each day you wake up to. It’s easy to stay in bed and wait for … Continue reading Achieving the goal of publication!
Nearing the end of my degree, I have to say it has been a fulfilling and wonderful three years indeed! Despite the ongoing pandemic throughout my undergraduate years, lecturers and other contributors both inside and out of the Creative Writing department at the University of Worcester have truly dedicated themselves to an enriching course in … Continue reading Creative Writing Student Profile: Will Hulme
Creative Writing Student Profile: Amber Horne..."As I approach graduation, I grow increasingly grateful for my time at this University. It has shaped the confident, driven, and tenacious academic I am now. I feel ready to face my next stage in life as a confident academic and poet." @worcester_uni
Artist Oliver Bliss has been working on a fascinating and timely project producing complex, intricate embroidered tapestries which interrogate ideas of masculinity and social media gaze. The launch of the #softlads poetry anthology is on Saturday 29th January, and will feature a number of University of Worcester's Creative Writing students. The project was based around … Continue reading Writing students inspired by tapestries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXyB3VGH7v0 The University of Worcester poetry society welcomes everyone that loves to read, write, share and celebrate poetry! No experience or special requirements necessary. Our society is built on an open mind and the support of peers and friends. https://www.facebook.com/WorcesterPoetrySociety/
A new book, edited by Dr Jack McGowan and Dr Lucy English, Spoken Word in the UK is a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to spoken word performance in the UK – its origins and development, its performers and audiences, and the vast array of different styles and characteristics that make it unique. Dr Jack McGowan's research … Continue reading Research Spotlight: Spoken Word in the UK
Q&A with Miguel Guerreiro Lourenço from Portugal, who graduated with a first class degree in Creative Writing and Screenwriting in 2019. Miguel is currently working as a Narrative Designer in the games industry, and his forthcoming collection of poetry, Writing the Truth, has been accepted for publication by Selcouth Station Press. Why did you choose … Continue reading International Student experience
The Objectors Three years in the making, The Objectors is due to launch on Sunday, 18th July at 4pm. In these dystopian times, the Young Adult novel with 42 chapters, and set in 2042, will enter the world via the medium of Zoom. Details of the launch can be found on the Facebook events page. … Continue reading Kevin Brooke’s new novel The Objectors