Forthcoming Events

All events are free and open to the general public, unless stated otherwise.
Venues are typically on the University of Leicester campus.

Recordings of past events can be found on our podcast page.

Upcoming events


Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday Bash

Sunday 2 April 2017, 10.30am-5.45pm

Peter Williams Lecture Theatre/Attenborough Arts Centre

 In association with Literary Leicester. A 1980s-themed birthday tea to celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th birthday. Talks by Sue Townsend’s widower, Mole’s illustrator and publisher and by John Tydeman (BBC producer). Includes inaugural readings of three radio plays inspired by Sue Townsend's writing.

Annual Creative Writing Lecture: Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo

Thursday 4 May 2017, 6.15-7.30pm

Rattray Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre

Michael Morpurgo is best known for children’s novels, including Toro! Toro! (2001), War Horse (1982) and his latest book is The Fox and the Ghost King (2016). He is a former children’s laureate and renowned storyteller.


New Walk Magazine Launch

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 7pm

The Exchange, 50 Rutland Street, Cultural Quarter, Leicester, LE1 1RD

In association with Literary Leicester and Nottingham Trent University, we’re launching edition 14 of acclaimed poetry and arts journal, New Walk Magazine. Readings, author and artist Q&A and more. Free and open to the public.






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The Centre for New Writing
School of English
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Dr Corinne Fowler

Deputy Directors:
Dr Harry Whitehead
Mr Nick Everett

Useful Links:
Creative Writing at Leicester
School of English