Fostering creative exploration and innovation.
We believe that imaginative writing plays a crucial role in negotiating the past, positioning ourselves in the present, and projecting multiple futures.
Our creative writing staff engage with hybrid genres as well as established modes and forms, and encourage critical engagement with writing and its wider contexts. They are published authors of their own fiction, poetry and poetry in translation, and train the next generation of writers and creative writing teachers.
The intellectual and social environment here is both supportive and stringent, and demonstrates how dynamic and stimulating creative writing in the academy can be.
We run a programme of workshops and readings by eminent authors, and host regular research seminars with presentations by staff, postgraduates, guest speakers, and visitors.