Explore WRAP's anthologies, featuring short stories and poetry written by NTU students and staff.
Notes To Self 2023 anthology
Applications for the 2023 WRAP Creative Writing Competition are now open. We're giving NTU students and staff another opportunity to become published writers and see themselves in print. Inspired by WRAP Featured Writer Emilie Pine's Notes to Self, we're asking you to write about a moment, event or experience in your life. Submit your entry via the online form before the deadline on Monday 17 April, 9 am.
All About Love anthology
WRAP's All About Love anthology was inspired by the novel In the End, It Was All About Love by Musa Okwonga, a WRAP featured writer. We asked students and staff at Nottingham Trent University to reflect and write about what they love, whether a place, a person or a pastime.
So Far, So Good 2022 Anthology
WRAP's third anthology celebrates the work written by our WRAP community. It's "so far, so good" because there's much more to come.
Read So Far, So Good 2022 Anthology online.
Anthology 2021: Easyrider
Anthology 2021: Easyrider is the second anthology from WRAP. Written by NTU students and staff, it includes 16 original short stories. Each story was hand-picked 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."
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."
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