FUTURES FOR CREATIVE WRITING ONLINE CONFERENCE
Celebrating 50 years of Creative Writing at UEA, join UEA and EACWP for 2 days of online workshops, panels, lectures and roundtable discussions.
Friday 21 May and Saturday 22 May
This online conference seeks to bring together PhD research students, Creative Writing tutors and graduates, writers and scholars to explore the varieties of practice in our discipline now, the points of convergence and contention, and, crucially, the opportunities for future development and the forces that may shape the nature of writing in the academy over the next several years.
Central to the conference will be an acknowledgement of the importance of literature and drama in helping us navigate challenging moments in history.
Bernardine Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and the award-winning author of eight books and numerous other published and produced works. Evaristo’s novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize 2019, and in 2020, the British Book Award’s Author of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year, and the Indie Book Award for Fiction.
Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent In the Lateness of the World (Bloodaxe Books, 2020), and a memoir, What You Have Heard Is True (Penguin UK, 2020), a finalist for the National Book Award in the U.S. and the James Tait Black Prize in the UK. She is a visiting member of the faculty of Newcastle University, and a University Professor at Georgetown University.
John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. The author of Into The Woods – the biggest selling screenwriting book in the UK for the last six years, about how and why we tell stories – John is a double BAFTA winner (as programme maker) and multi BAFTA winner (as commissioner). He is also Visiting Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Andrew Cowan is a novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His first novel Pig was published in 1994 and won a Betty Trask Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, The Authors’ Club First Novel Award, a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for five other awards. His latest novel Your Fault was published May 2019. He is currently writing a monograph, Against Creative Writing.
Further programme information
Are you a multilingual writer? EACWP will be running multilingual online writing workshops across the conference, in Czech, Finnish, German, French, Norwegian and Spanish. The expectation is that you will be fluent in the language of the chosen workshop.
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Future and Form
The 50th anniversary year’s flagship project, Future and Form, generously supported by Arts Council England, explores the interface between contemporary literature and creative technology.
Future and Form brings together UEA alumni Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Mona Arshi, Tash Aw, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Mitch Johnson and James McDermott with UEA faculty, creative technologists, cultural organisations and schools to explore the relationship between contemporary literature, creative technology and space. The project aims to increase engagement with literature among new and traditionally hard to reach audiences, while providing prototypes for possible literary futures. The resulting work will be exhibited in a series of virtual and physical installations in May 2021.
Visit the website for more information: https://futureandform.net/
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