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 […]
In UEA’s Fiftieth Anniversary Year, a short film announcing the International Chair of Creative Writing programme, which will see the appointment of five high profile international writers as Professors of Creative Writing at UEA and the funding of fifty scholarships for emerging writers from all of the world.
Future and Form is the flagship project of the fiftieth anniversary of the UEA Creative Writing programme and features collaborative projects involving UEA alumni Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Mona Arshi, Tash Aw (pictured), Imogen Hermes Gowar, Mitch Johnson and James McDermott. They will work with UEA faculty, creative technologists, cultural organisations and schools to explore the relationship […]
What will writing look like in 50 years? What role will authors play in the future? In the fiftieth anniversary year of the UEA Creative Writing programme, the Future and Form research project explores the interface between contemporary literature and creative technology. Full details and updates can be found on the newly launched project website: […]
In the year of its 50th birthday celebrations the UEA Creative Writing programme has introduced two new fully-funded annual scholarships for its prestigious MA in Creative Writing. The Sonny Mehta India Scholarship and The Sonny Mehta Scholarship for Writers will be available for students from India, the Indian sub-continent, North Africa and the Middle East, […]
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 […]