ICCWriting Day

ICCWriting Day

The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing

Date and time
08 Nov 2017 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

Curzon Building

4 Cardigan Street Birmingham B4 7BD United Kingdom

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Free for eligible students.

Booking Information

No booking required, but please note who this event is open to in the event description.

Dear student,

You’re warmly invited to join us for our second ICCWriting Day of the semester on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

The schedule is as follows: 

1-2.15pm – Room C315: ICCWriting masterclass with William Gallagher

I'm delighted to welcome William Gallagher, who will be giving his first masterclass for the School. William writes Doctor Who audio dramas, fiction, stage plays and has an extensive background in journalism. He's written for The Independent and the Los Angeles Time, he's been a columnist for BBC News Online and wrote the On This Day television history column for the Radio Times. He is the author of several books, and is an experienced and gifted workshop leader. For more information about William, and links to his work, visit his website.

NOTE: For MA Creative Writing and PhD students only.

3-4.30pm – Room C315: Guest author seminar with Sarah Howe

We’re thrilled to welcome Sarah Howe as our guest author.

Sarah is a British poet, academic and editor. Her first book, Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus, 2015), won the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Born in Hong Kong in 1983 to an English father and Chinese mother, she moved to England as a child. Her pamphlet, A Certain Chinese Encyclopedia (Tall-lighthouse, 2009), won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.

Her poems have appeared in journals including Poetry Review, Poetry LondonThe GuardianThe Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, Ploughshares and Poetry, as well as anthologies such as Ten: The New Wave and four editions of The Best British Poetry. She has performed her work at festivals internationally and on BBC Radio 3 & 4. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit, an online journal of poetry and criticism.

From 2010-2015, she was a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, before taking up a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at University College London. Previous honours include a Hawthorden Fellowship and the Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry, as well as fellowships from Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. More recently, she has been a Lecturer in Poetry at King’s College London.

For more information about Sarah, visit her website.

This will be another excellent ICCWriting Day. See you there.

Forthcoming events in The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing

The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing is devoted to cultivating the literary arts and the life of ideas with public masterclasses, workshops and talks.

Based within the School of English at Birmingham City University, the activities of the Institute both enrich the University’s creative writing courses, through its series of masterclasses and guest authors, and engage with the wider culture beyond the University, through its calendar of public events.

Forthcoming dates will be announced soon.