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WRAP anthologies

Explore WRAP's anthologies, featuring short stories and poetry written by NTU students and staff.

A young man sitting in a relaxed position outdoors, leaning over a notebook and writing. He is wearing a red hoodie and green jeans. A laptop and coffee cup are beside him on the grass.

Anthology 2021: Easyrider

Anthology 2021: Easyrider is the latest anthology from WRAP. Written by NTU students and staff, it includes 16 original short stories. Each story was handpicked by a panel of judges from more than 40 entries to WRAP's short story competition, which challenged writers to compose 250 words about a bus ride.

The travel theme was inspired by WRAP's Term Two featured writer Ashley Hickson-Lovence and his debut novel The 392. In his foreword for the anthology, Ashley says: "This bus-themed brief was no easy feat but this anthology has talent in abundance. These perceptive pieces are full of flair and heart and leave you aching for more. My advice: savour every story."

Read Easyrider online.

WRAP participant Munashe Dviza performing her poem 'Past'

Anthology 2020: The Story of Us

WRAP's first anthology, Anthology 2020: The Story of Us, celebrated UNESCO World Poetry Day with 21 poems for 2021. It was written and produced by students taking part in WRAP, exploring the connections between the past, present and future in poems reflecting on love and loss, family and faith, time and hope.

Munashe Dziva, a Year Two Psychology student, reflected on fresh starts in her poem Past, which was inspired by Beyoncé. She told us: "When I first joined WRAP I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. I was just excited to be part of a writing community, but that community slowly turned into our home of words, book shelves and emotion. We wanted to create writing that connected us but still stood out to our individual personalities, hence the story of us."

Read The Story of Us online.

It is fantastic to see students across the University flex their creative muscles and come together at a time of such isolation to make something new.

Dr Becky Cullen, WRAP Programme Manager

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