International Student Writing Competition

The Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA) is pleased to announce the inaugural International Student Writing Competition. The competition, the first of its kind to be sponsored by NCLA, aims to attract outstanding work which captures the day-to-day lives of international students living and studying in the UK (1st Prize: £1000; 2nd Prize: £500;… Continue reading International Student Writing Competition

Regarding War: Image/Text

10.30am – 6.00pm Thursday, 18th June 2009, Conference Centre, Lancaster University This one-day event brings together a photographer, a filmmaker, a contemporary writer and a literary critic to discuss the themes of conflict, displacement and alienation in the context of the Centre’s Regarding War project. The conference will include an exhibition of Hanson’s photographs, a… Continue reading Regarding War: Image/Text

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

Radiophonics Phase II

The British Council-funded Radiophonics project, led by Dr. Graham Mort of Lancaster University’s Department of English and Creative Writing, has now entered its second phase in Nigeria. Stories written last year in workshops in Kano, Enuga, Abuja and Lagos and focused on key social and political issues, are now being broadcast on Inspiration FM, Lagos,… Continue reading Radiophonics Phase II

Open Day Featuring David Dabydeen

Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen was the main speaker at this all-day event, part of the Trans-Scriptions seminar series (2006-07), which has brought together creative writers and academics to explore issues of writing, culture and location. Trans-Scriptions is part of a widening panorama of research projects that are focused in regions as geographically and… Continue reading Open Day Featuring David Dabydeen