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MLitt Creative Writing

The location for each session will be available in August.

Session / DescriptionDateStartEnd

Postgraduate Faculty Induction

Learn more about settling into university and how things work, what we expect of you and what you can expect of us and how to find support when you need it
Mon 9 Sep 10:00 11:00

Course Induction

Tue 10 Sep  15:00 17:00 
Postgraduate Taught "Masterness" session Mon 9 Sep 16:00 17:30

Postgraduate Taught Drinks reception

Mon 9 Sep



Postgraduate Taught Employability Induction

Thu 12 Sep 13:00 14:00

Library Induction

To be confirmed    

Postgraduate University-wide Induction

To be confirmed    

Pre-course reading list

All students will take the core workshop modules (CRWPP06 & CRWPP10) and a list of recommended reading is below. This should be supplemented with wide and varied reading of contemporary literature. There is an extensive selection of fiction and poetry in the University library. Your tutors and peers will also supply you with recommendations throughout the semester…

Writers’ Workshop A and B

  • Creative Writing: a workbook with readings, Linda Anderson
  • On Writing, AL Kennedy
  • Aspects of the Novel, EM Forster
  • On Writing, Stephen King
  • The Writing Life, Anne Dillard
  • Negotiating with the Dead, Margaret Atwood
  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
  • Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose
  • Story, Robert McKee
  • Consciousness and the Novel, David Lodge
  • How Fiction Works, James Wood
  • How Novels Work, John Mullan
  • The Elements of Style, Strunk and White
  • The Memoir and the Memoirist, Thomas Larson


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