About the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing


ICCW  Gregory Leadbetter The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing exists to cultivate the literary arts and the life of ideas.

Based within the School of English at Birmingham City University, it both enriches the University's creative writing programme, through its series of masterclasses and guest author seminars, and engages with the wider culture beyond the University, through its calendar of exciting public events.

The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing is led by MA Creative Writing Course Director and poet Dr Gregory Leadbetter.

Our Fellows

The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing comprises a distinguished Fellowship of writers, drawn from a variety of disciplines, whose combined insights and experience are at the heart of its work.

Our Partners

Besides its Fellowship, the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing works in partnership with other writers, scholars and organisations with shared aims, both locally and nationally, such as:

Our Events

We have a number of public and private events throughout the year. To be kept up to date with the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing events, please join our mailing list and check out Eventbrite.

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