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?
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.
I was nine when I first realised I wanted to be a writer. I distinctly remember receiving a Jacqueline Wilson Write-Your-Own-Novel kit for my birthday, and spent weeks writing a fantastical story about an all-girls Chelsea Football Club. Not my best work.
A crackling fire. A glass of something warming. And a good fright. It’s what Christmas is all about, no?
Calling all would-be creative writers, art critics and journalists!
Last week I learned that it’s really complicated driving to Greece with a van, the best cheesy chips in Canterbury are from a kebab shop, veterinary staff often cry about poorly animals, and that us Southerners pronounce most things incorrectly. I found these out because our second year Creative and Professional Writing students have published the latest edition of Clippings magazine – an online publication with Medium.com.