Amit Chaudhuri and Marina Warner to teach UEA Creative Writing course in India

UEA is to launch an international writing programme in India next spring with an eight-day course for twenty-four students. The course, which is intended for students who wish to develop as writers of prose fiction, will be taught through intensive workshops, tutorials and lectures by the novelist and UEA Professor of Contemporary Literature Amit Chaudhuri and the novelist and critic Marina Warner. Amit (pictured) teaches on the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA, as well as the PhD in Creative and Critical Writing, and will be the Director of the India programme. Marina Warner is a Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. The course begins on 25th March 2013 and applicants should send a 2000-word sample of their writing, with a CV and reference, to Brigitte Nelson in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK. The closing date for applications is 1 January 2013 and fees for the course will be Rs 25000 for 8 days, excluding accommodation. Successful applicants will also be offered guidance in applying for scholarship funding to undertake the MA in Creative Writing at UEA.

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