Between 21 and 23 May 2021 UEA will be hosting an international online conference, Futures for Creative Writing, in association with EACWP, the European Association of Creative Writing Programmes. The call for papers is shown below. Please scroll to page 2 for the conference themes.
UEA has appointed Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga as its inaugural International Chair of Creative Writing. She will deliver a programme of literary events, classes and workshops across the African continent and in the UK from 2021 to 2022. This new position is one of a number of initiatives timed to mark the fiftieth anniversary […]
The UEA Creative Writing programme is fifty years old. During the academic year 2020-21 we will celebrate the past, interrogate the present and spark ideas about the future as we mark five decades as a global leader in creative writing. With a Foreword by UEA alumnus, Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, the brochure below describes some of […]
Founded in 1970 by the novelists Malcolm Bradbury and Angus Wilson, the UEA Creative Writing programme began with a single student: Ian McEwan. Here McEwan and an array of fellow alumni – Louise Doughty, Tracy Chevalier, Tash Aw, Mona Arshi, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ and Ayanna Gillian Lloyd – recall their time at UEA […]
UEA marks the 50th anniversary of its Creative Writing programme with an exciting new international appointment Beginning on 1 October 2020, the University of East Anglia celebrates 50 years of its pioneering Creative Writing programme. As we head into our 50th year we are excited to launch an ambitious series of international events, projects […]
Press release: The University of East Anglia (UEA) is today announcing a major strand of its ambitious CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of Creative Writing at UEA. The landmark project – called Future and Form – will see a number of leading writers work with creative technologists, local young people, schools and key […]