Writer and activist Peter Tatchell spoke at the University of Gloucestershire last week. Here is the video of his lecture and the discussion that followed.
Author and broadcaster Tim Dee discussed his latest project and read extracts at the most recent Humanities Public Lecture in February 2015. Before the lecture, he shared his thoughts on nature writing – and writing nature – with Dr Hilary Weeks. The interview was recorded on an iPhone.
What is psychogeography? Dr Hilary Weeks and Dr Aidan Byrne (University of Wolverhampton) consider what the term might mean in literature, culture and architecture.
Dr Aidan Byrne (University of Wolverhampton) gave a guest session on Myth and Drama this week, and obligingly stopped by to talk about one of his many recent projects: mirror universes.
Our Creative Writing colleague Tyler has won the Writers’ Trust of Canada Prize. Many congratulations, Tyler!
On Saturday we blogged about Tyler Keevil, the University of Gloucestershire’s BA Course Leader for Creative Writing, being shortlisted for the prestigious Writers’ Trust of Canada Journey Prize. Well… he’s only gone and won it! Congratulations to Tyler who was announced as the winner of the $10,000 prize for his brilliant short story ‘Sealskin’. The award ceremony was held at Toronto’s famous Glenn Gould Studio (pictured), and the judges said “‘Sealskin’ is a stunner. Tyler Keevil has accomplished something rare: a story about rough masculinity that brims with emotion and pathos.”
It’s still the early am in Toronto, but in a few hours we imagine Keevil will be waking with a sense of achievement, a fuzzy head, and a little bit of regret. Why, he’ll ask himself, did I rashly promise that if I won I’d equip the Creative Writing…
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To celebrate Black History Month, we’re revisiting a conversation with Professor Neil Wynn, recorded earlier this year.