Travel, Writing, and the Ethics of Observation

Travel, Writing, and the Ethics of Observation, a Workshop and Seminar at Lancaster University, was held on Thursday June 16th. This free one-day event featured a generative writing workshop, a projected photographic exhibition and presentations from Dr. Corinne Fowler and Dr. Harry Whitehead (University of Leicester) and photographer Richard Hanson.  Read full details of the conference.

Two March Events

Distinguished Guardian international journalist Gary Younge spoke about his new book ‘Who Are We: and why should it matter in the 21st century?’ on March 8th at a lunchtime seminar in IAS organised by the centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. The event was chaired by Dr. Lindsey Moore and led to a wide discussion… Continue reading Two March Events

AIMING HIGHER: Poetry and Fiction: 25-30 October 2010

Ty Newydd National Writers’ Centre is offering a week-long course that will be particularly helpful for writers who would like to apply for entry to postgraduate creative writing courses.  Sara Maitland andGraham Mort (plus guest writer, novelist Tristan Hughes). Residential: £525 (single); £450 (shared) . In partnership with Lancaster University. Whether you write poetry or prose, and whatever your… Continue reading AIMING HIGHER: Poetry and Fiction: 25-30 October 2010

Lancaster/Leicester University Collaboration

Researchers at Lancaster and Leicester Universities will be collaborating from January 2011 on a new literature project – Grassroutes – to document the work and influence of migrant writers in Leicester. The project is funded by the Arts Council of England and will be led by Dr. Corinne Fowler of Leicester University(former researcher on Lancaster’s AHRC-… Continue reading Lancaster/Leicester University Collaboration

Conference 2010: ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’

The ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’ conference took place from 21-22 May 2010 at Lancaster University. It was organised by Lancaster University African Studies Group in association with the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. One of the main events on the afternoon of the first day way a reading by Goretti Kyomuhendo and a discussion with… Continue reading Conference 2010: ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’

Friends Funding for Lancaster/Uganda Women’s Writing Link

Dr Graham Mort has been successful in his bid to the Lancaster University Friends Programme with a proposal for linking Ugandan women to postgraduate mentors here in the UK, who will deliver monthly online tutorials in response to their work. The project will enable PhD students to widen their teaching experience and will be an invaluable… Continue reading Friends Funding for Lancaster/Uganda Women’s Writing Link

International Scholarship Offer

Lancaster University is expanding its highly successful Distance Learning MA in Creative Writing, allowing the admission of a new cohort of 18-20 students for the academic year 2009-10.  We are delighted to announce that we will also be able to offer two International Scholarships (worth £8,000 over two years) to applicants who need assistance in… Continue reading International Scholarship Offer