Catherine Darwen awarded the 2020 Fiction Prize

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

Joint No.1 in the country for Creative Writing!

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!

Careers with Creative Writing: 3

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

Careers with Creative Writing: 2

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: 2

Creative Writing & English Language

Language shapes our world. It influences our perception of reality, brings our thoughts to life, and enables us to form relationships and forge communities. Richly textured and infinitely diverse, we work with language every day to communicate with those around us, from the formality of the boardroom to the clarity of the classroom. At the … Continue reading Creative Writing & English Language

A conversation about creativity, muses and non-binary expression in poetry

ARTIST & MUSE: Kelly Williams, winner of the V.Press Prize for Poetry, in conversation with Taylor Shatford. “With your writing, you take the reader into that space. You know, you create such vivid imagery that you end up there with them.” - TS My collection titled ‘ynygordna’ was inspired primarily by my partner, Taylor Shatford, … Continue reading A conversation about creativity, muses and non-binary expression in poetry