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!
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
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
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
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
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