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Nottingham is a vibrant and creative city for drama and original writing, and the University is at the heart of it.

Our courses are rated as some of the best in the country and our skilled and experienced academics encourage you to develop and fine-tune your craft.

Our expertise and experience covers poetry, literature and drama from early English to the latest contemporary writing. 

Have a browse and see why Nottingham is one of the best places to write, create and perform!

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 Spotlight on: The Letters Page

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The Letters Page is a literary journal with a difference: the featured stories, essays, poems, interviews, and reportage are all written in the form of letters.

Based in the School of English, the journal develops links with writers and publishing professionals across the world, and offers opportunities for students to learn key writing and publishing skills through work placements for hands-on experience.

Professor Jon McGregor, the School’s writer in residence, edits the journal and directs its activities, under the guiding eyes of an Editorial Board which includes Colum McCann, Sarah Hall, Naomi Alderman, William Fiennes, Roddy Doyle, Maile Meloy, and many more.

Students may have the opportunity to work alongside Jon McGregor, and other visiting professionals, on the commissioning, assessing, editing, design, publication, and promotion of the journal.

Find out more about The Letters Page

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Highlights: PGR Symposium 2017

Highlights: PGR Symposium 2017
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On Thursday 11th May, some of our PhD students took up the opportunity to present their research to fellow colleagues and academics. Visit our media gallery to see how the day went. Well done to all our research students who took part and presented at the PGR Symposium!
Date:
30 May

Jon McGregor on Radio 4's Open Book

Jon McGregor on Radio 4's Open Book
Description
Professor Jon McGregor recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's Open Book, talking to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel Reservoir 13.
Date:
20 April

Student Placement: Shadow Writer and First Story

Student Placement: Shadow Writer and First Story
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Emily Talbut tells us about her experience as a Shadow Writer for the national literacy charity, First Story. Emily is a second year English with Creative Writing student.
Date:
13 April

The Experience of Working for One of the Big Five Publishing Companies: HarperCollins

The Experience of Working for One of the Big Five Publishing Companies: HarperCollins
Description
The publishing world is renowned for being one of the most difficult sectors to enter, but despite this I am determined to achieve a career in the industry. This blog post was written by third-year English with Creative Writing student, Amina Youssef.
Date:
19 May

Matt Welton's poems published in Granta magazine

Matt Welton's poems published in Granta magazine
Description
Matt Welton has had his new poems, Eight pieces in imitation of Thomas A. Clark, published in Granta magazine, Winter 2016 issue.
Date:
26 February
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