Led by Dr Alison Habens (Creative Writing) and Dr Clare Wilson (Psychology), this workshop is open to all staff and students of the university.  The workshop will run from 12–2 pm on Wednesday afternoons in November. It is part of our …

Ink:Well – a life-writing workshop in the University Library Read more »

Read comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres, written by experts for student readers.  The author Companions series place each writer is in their literary and historical context; their major works are analysed, either in separate chapters …

New Literature and Classics resource Read more »

Local author Michelle Magorian, author of such classics as “Goodnight Mister Tom”, winner of the 1982 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, is reading from and signing copies of her new novel, “Impossible!” at our local Blackwell’s Bookshop, Portsmouth at 11 am on Saturday, …

Michelle Magorian book signing at Blackwell’s Bookshop Read more »

Last night was a first for some of our Film Studies and Creative Writing final year students who saw five of their completed projects on the big screen at No. 6 Cinema in the Historic Dockyard. Three films explored the …

Creative Arts Film Review: Student Shorts at No. 6 on Thursday 28th May Read more »

Back in July I posted my thoughts on a thoroughly enjoyable day out at DeMontfort University – Journeys in Visual Learning. I was asked to write a review of the event for the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Finally, …

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A chance meeting at library reception led to today’s event.  I was able to put Joyce, from Portsmouth’s Inky Fingers creative writing group, in touch with Alison Habens, undergraduate course leader for creative writing.  6 students (gown) met with 8 …

Town and Gown Creative Writers Event Read more »

The Seven Basic Plots: why we tell stories by Christopher Booker I chose this book as Creative Arts Book of the Week because I have stockpiled this title in my own library at home and if I don’t remind myself …

Creative Arts Book of the Week 27/03/15 Read more »

This week I’ve selected How to write about contemporary art by Gilda Williams from the Library new books display.  I’ve chosen it because it gives invaluable advice on all aspects of writing about art, from how to write an academic …

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