My short story collection, Kontakte and Other Stories, which was first published in July 2013, has now been republished by Roman Books in a new second edition. The book is a collection of stories based around the theme of music, in different contexts. There are stories about music and love, music and sex, music and […]
By Eshara Wijetunge During my final year as an undergraduate studying History of Art and English, I was involved in the New Voices Wagon Project (NVWP), a Leicester-based project that aims to promote reading and writing amongst migrant communities – especially refugees. This fantastic work experience was offered through our School of English in […]
On June 12th and 13th, the Centre for New Writing ran a two day residential course called ‘Teaching Creative Writing at Post-16 Level: For Teachers Who Write (Or Want to Write)’. Many attendees will teach the new A-level in Creative writing at their schools and colleges from September. One of these pioneers was pleased but shocked […]
An arts organisation and small publisher with strong links to the School of English and Centre for New Writing is to celebrate its tenth anniversary by publishing an anthology of poetry and short fiction, and running a recording project. Crystal Clear Creators, a well-known not-for-profit arts organisation and company limited by guarantee, which is co-directed by Jonathan Taylor, Lecturer […]
Dr Jonathan Taylor’s Kontakte and Other Stories has been short-listed for the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection 2014 and The Leicester Shindig Open-Mic Poetry Evenings which Jonathan, as Crystal Clear Creators, runs with Nine Arches Press has also been shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Best Regular Spoken Word Night 2014. The outcomes will be […]
Julia Malkin and Nick Everett led an interesting and very engaging Diversity Seminar on Tuesday 18 March for staff and students on the University’s doctoral programme in Clinical Psychology. Julia is preparing to submit a PhD in Creative Writing in the School of English and Nick is her supervisor. Julia read us her wonderful poems, […]
Our newest colleague, Dr Jonathan Taylor, responds to Hanif Kureshi in Leicester Exchanges: http://leicesterexchanges.com/2014/03/18/teaching-creative-writing/.
The New Luciad – A Student Anthology of Creative Work – is calling for submissions for the 2013-14 publication. All students currently studying at The University of Leicester are eligible to submit work. We are happy to consider all creative writing including: plays, short stories, poetry, flash fiction and extracts from novels, as well as […]