I’ll be speaking on the theme of ‘Creative Writing Programs and the Contemporary Literary Field’ with Mark McGurl, Marie Caffari and Joseph Haslinger at Université Paris 8, France.
I’ll be participating in a week of discussions on the theme of ‘Fiction, Memoir and the Self’ at the Worlds Literature Festival hosted by UEA and Writers’ Centre Norwich.
I’ll be giving a lecture, ‘A significant climate around writing: Creative Writing at UEA’, at the University of Fudan in Shanghai, China.
I’ll be discussing ‘The Rise of Creative Writing’ with Maureen Freely and Linda Anderson at the Institute of English Studies / OU Contemporary Cultures of Writing, University of London, at 5.30pm.
I’ll be participating in a panel discussion with Graeme Harper, Marcela Sulak, Xu Xi and Jose Dalisay on the theme of ‘Internationalizing the MFA’ at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference in Chicago, USA.
I’ll be attending a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on behalf of the UEA Creative Writing programme to receive a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education from the Queen and Prince Phillip.
I’ll be hosting the launch event for ‘Body of Work: 40 Years of Creative Writing at UEA’ at the UEA Drama Studio at 7pm, with readings from UEA alumni Lynne Bryan, Tom Benn, Anjali Joseph, Esther Morgan, Sam Riviere and Luke Williams.