Talking Practice, Practice Talking: a Creative Writing research seminar series


The Leicester Centre for Creative Writing at DMU is hosting its new research seminar series over the next few months, which will present talks, papers, contextualised readings, craft insights and other creative capers.

The seminars are free and open to staff, students and the public. Each session runs from 4.30-5.30pm in Clephan 2.35 on the dates below, except the Inaugural Professorial Lecture in April. Snacks will be available from 4pm and any help in providing finger food is much appreciated.


The programme of events:

Monday 2 December: Nicola Valentine ­– Shallow and Deep. An account of the types of research that went into her crime novel Dead Flowers with some example readings. Set in Nottingham, Dead Flowers is published by Verve, and was shortlisted for the UAE/Little Brown Crime Writing Award. Nicola publishes gritty literary/crime fiction and thrillers with a supernatural edge as both Nicola Monoghan and Nicola Valentine. Her novels include The Killing JarStarfishingThe Okinawa DragonPossession and The Haunted

Monday 27 January: Siobhan Logan – A contextualised reading and discussion of Desert Moonfire: The Men Who Raced to Space.

Monday 17 February: Rod DuncanNarrative Drive and Patterns of Change.

Monday 23 March: Anthony JosephFinding the Frequency of Magic; narrative simultaneity, metafiction and the democratisation of characters.

Tuesday 28 April: Simon PerrilOn the Occasion, Traps, and How to Wrap Presents; an Inaugural Professorial Lecture, 6-7pm, venue to be confirmed.

More to be added, so please look out for further announcements, and email if you need any more information.  

Posted on Tuesday 19th November 2019

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