People often assume that if you do a degree in Creative and Professional Writing you are going to write a novel. I may have had some mild aspirations of that nature in Year One, but with each new module my vision of the future morphed with new and exciting possibilities – “definitely going to write plays…actually I fancy screenwriting…no a radio writer…definitely”. But conversations with a tutor around Life Writing and a visit to UCL took me down a completely different path. University can open up doors to experiences never imagined or expected.
Keeping Secrets (you should be so lucky): Kylie Minogue, Langton Boys Grammar School and the Mary Braddon Archive
It’s November 1988 and a 16 year old girl writes in her diary that Scott and Charlene have got married in Neighbours and that she cried. Her headmistress is also going on about the American election, but no one’s really interested.
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW) Research Seminar on Victorian Humour (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW) will run its first ‘Women’s Writing in the Nineteenth Century’ research seminar of 2017-18 on Tuesday 17 October, 5:15 – 7:00pm, in Nf01, at Canterbury Christ Church University.