Maggie and Clare both came back to university after a long break, having graduated 25 and 40 years ago respectively. They have both just finished the first year of the taught part time MA in English and we asked them how they found returning to studying after such a long time.
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My first book The Twelve Dates of Christmas (which I wrote whilst studying for my degree) will be out in Autumn next year.
I have always been a keen writer, and after writing my way through my teens, twenties and thirties, I realised this was probably not just a phase!
After becoming a full- time carer for a relative, I decided that I wanted to start writing again, initially as an outlet, but I soon realised I wanted to study the craft in greater depth and write something that others could read and enjoy.
To celebrate the end of the term and the upcoming Christmas break, students from the Playwriting module for the Creative and Professional writing course took a trip to Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre to see the new play … If We’ve Never Been To The Moon?
Black History Month rooted from America and was first known to be ‘Negro History Week’. Created by Carter G. Woodson in 1926, this aimed to honour African Americans’ contribution towards US history. However, it was only in 1976 when it became a month-long celebration.
Student Leah Hockley (English Literature with Creative and Professional Writing) talks about her immersive play “First of the Feathers” on the Being Human Festival blog.
My visit to the Creative Industries Federation International Summit 2018 – Elizabeth Waterman-Scrase.
Stan Lee was a profoundly influential figure in comics; as comics have now crossed over to dominate Hollywood, with many of the highest-grossing films of the last decade featuring characters co-created by Lee, his influence only continues to grow. However, while his legacy involves some of the best-known and most-loved characters of all time, it is not without controversy or complication.
A very bookish summer: the English Literature team look back on great reads, the conference circuit, heatwaves and chewable books
Stefania Ciocia: I’ve had a feminist summer, and a very good one it has been too. These are the four non-fiction books I have finally managed to dig into, and they are all brilliant.