Upcoming events

Writing Retreat 2022

Our annual Writing Retreat will once again take place at Alexander House by kind permission of the owner, Mrs J. Lewis, on 23-27 May, 2022.


Monday 23 May

  • Arrival, 5.00pm onwards
  • Welcome and introductions, 6.00pm (Katie Halsey and Emma Macleod)
  • Dinner, 7.00pm (Please note that the retreat will be self-catered, so cooking and dishwashing will form an extra ‘team-building’ exercise… menus and ingredients will be organised in advance)
  • An Introduction to Generative Writing, 8:00pm (Katie Halsey and Emma Macleod)

Tuesday 24 May

  • Breakfast, 8.00am-9.00am
  • Getting Motivated: 9.00am-9.15am
  • Intensive writing time, 9.15am-12.30pm
  • Lunch, 12.30pm-1.30pm
  • Intensive writing time, 1.30pm-6.00pm
  • Dinner 7.00pm

Wednesday 25 May

  • Breakfast, 8.00-9.00am
  • Staying Motivated, 9.00am-9.15am
  • Intensive writing time, 9.15am-12.30pm
  • Lunch, 12.30pm-1.30pm
  • Looking forwards: editing your generative draft, 1.30pm-2.00pm
  • Intensive writing time, 2.00pm-6.00pm
  • Celebration Dinner, congratulations, and R&R, 7.00pm onwards.

Thursday 26 May

Free time; attendees welcome to depart on Thursday morning, carry on working, or relax as they prefer.

Friday 27 May

Depart by 10.00am Friday morning.

Writing Group Spring 2022

All meetings of the Eighteenth-Century Writing Group will take place on Teams this semester. All meetings are Wednesdays at 1–2pm. 

Programme schedule 2022
12 Jan New Year’s Resolutions
23 Feb Charley Matthews: ‘Anne Lister's reading habits’ (working title)
23 March Kelsey Jackson Williams: Narrative in Academic Writing (workshop)
27 April

Katie Halsey: ‘Jane Austen and the North’

4 May PhD panel: Lucy Henry and Cleo O’Callaghan Yeoman will present their doctoral projects
18 May MRes panel: Stuart Brown, Katharina Pruente, Katie Maclean and Danni Sterricks will present their Masters projects

23-27 May

Writing retreat

8 June

Andrew Bricker (University of Ghent): “Reading the Language of Libel: Eighteenth-Century Satire and the Emergence of Objective Interpretive Procedures”.

This hybrid talk will be delivered on-campus, and also available to join online.