Monday 6 June 2022

Recent Creative Writing Student Successes

Here (below) are just a few recent University of Leicester Creative Writing student successes, publications and so on. Congratulations to all!

BA Journalism and Creative Writing student Ayan Artan has recently had articles published in the Metro here, and Meeting of Minds here

PhD Creative Writing student Joe Bedford has continued his excellent series of interviews with authors, Writers on Research, here.

MA Creative Writing student Laura Besley's book, Un(natural) Elements, was published by Beir Bua Press. You can read details here. Her second collection of short fiction, 100ne Hundred, was shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection 2022.  

Both Laura Besley and Kathy Hoyle (MA Creative Writing graduate) were longlisted for the Free Flash Fiction Competition 2022. Kathy was subsequently shortlisted for it too. You can see the longlist here

MA Creative Writing student Elizabeth Chell's poems "Vespula Vulgaris" and "Formica Lugubris" have been published in Coneflower Cafe Magazine, Spring 2022, here. Her poems "The Emperor Dragonfly," "The Marsh Fritillary," and "The Stag Beetle" are published in the new issue of Otherwise Engaged: A Literature and Arts Journal available here

Kassie Duke, MA Creative Writing graduate, has published her first collection of poetry, Word Bath. You can see details here

MA Creative Writing graduate Kate Durban has written about her experience of the Dissertation in Creative Writing here. She has also reviewed Martin Figura's recent poetry pamphlet, My Name Is Mercy, on Everybody's Reviewing here

MA Creative Writing student Tracey Foster's poem "Second-Best Jewellery Box" has been published by Ayaskala Magazine here. Her poem "Yin Yang Pond" is also in Fish Barrell Review vol. 4 here. She also has three poems in vol. 6 of Alternate Route magazine here.

On Everybody's Reviewing, PhD Creative Writing student Beth Gaylard reviews Judith Allnatt's novel A Mile of River here.

BA student Hannah Mitchell won second prize in the Strands International Flash Fiction Competition for her story "Happy Birthday, Eileen." You can read it here.  

Alyson Morris graduated from her PhD in Creative Writing in Spring 2022. You can read about her project here.  

PhD Creative Writing student Cathi Rae has written various reviews for Everybody's Reviewing, including a recent one of The Fox's Wedding, by Rebecca Hurst and Reena Makwana here.

Jane Simmons wrote a review of Swimming to Albania by Sue Hubbard for Everybody's Reviewing here.

Three poems by MA Creative Writing graduate Laura Sygrove are published on Creative Writing at Leicester here.

Paul Taylor-McCartney recently passed his PhD in Creative Writing. You can read about an earlier blogpost about his project here

Lisa Williams, MA Creative Writing graduate, has written various reviews for Everybody's Reviewing, including one of The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante here.

PhD Creative Writing student Lee Wright wrote a review of Howard Jacobson's performance at Literary Leicester Festival for Everybody's Reviewing here

.... And finally, thanks to all the BA, MA and PhD Creative Writing students who took part in the Creative Writing Student Showcase event at Literary Leicester Festival in March. You can read about it here.  

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