Vic Pickup reviews YNYGORDNA for Sphinx Reviews Contrasting for emphasis This is a brave, fierce collection of ‘warrior’ poems. Its pages filled with a rainbow of emotions, Ynygordna (‘androgyny’ spelt backwards) explores ‘gender, sexuality and love within and against societal expectations', says the V. Press website. The juxtaposition of hate and anger with the safety of pure, fluid love, … Continue reading Review of prizewinning collection by Kellan River Williams
Review of prizewinning collection by Ray Vincent-Mills
Ramona Herdman reviews Creature Without Building for Sphinx:
Interview with 2022 prize-winner Trudi Holland
Congratulations to Trudi Holland who won both the V.Press Prize for Poetry and the Black Pear Press Prize for Fiction.
Creative Writing Fiction Prizewinner 2021
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
Achieving the goal of publication!
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!
Writing students inspired by tapestries
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
Kevin Brooke’s new novel The Objectors
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
A Three-Year Journey
Faye-Alexandra Proctor At the age of 27, I decided to quit my job and start university with a newfound love for writing having used it as a means of escapism after a traumatic incident during the summer of 2017. I applied for an undergraduate degree in Creative & Professional Writing and English Literature at the … Continue reading A Three-Year Journey
Student publication news
Third year Creative writing student Faye Proctor has recently had two of her poems published. @worcester_uni
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