The Centre for Creative Writing
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What will I study?
This MA is suitable for writers interested in exploring and developing their own creative work in a lively community of other writers and teachers. The course is based in a world renowned English department that received exceptional results in the latest Research Assessment Exercise with 85% of its research being rated as world leading or of international quality.
At the heart of the course are small group workshops and a series of seminars by staff, visiting writers, publishers and professors. Writer William Ivory, one of Britain's leading film, television and theatre writers, joined the team as Visiting Professor in 2012. Other guest speakers have included David Almond, Geoff Dyer, Michael Eaton, Alan Hollinghurst, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, Jonathan Lethem, David Lodge, Jon McGregor, Michèle Roberts and Miranda Seymour. Establishing important links with the publishing community, students work closely with staff and visiting speakers to develop their work to an excellent standard.
The unique flexibility of the course enables students to work in a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, children's and young adult fiction, writing for radio, stage and screen and creative non-fiction. Every year our students produce and publish their own high-quality anthology of original creative writing. This gives students invaluable insight into the editorial and publishing industry, as well as introducing their work to a wider public. Students also have the opportunity to build strong links with Nottingham's thriving literature community and are invited to participate in local events, readings and festivals.