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

Annual Creative Writing Lecture: Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo

Thursday 4 May 2017, 6.15-7.30pm

Centre for Medicine, Lecture Theatre One

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.

Please note the lecture theatre will be available from 5.50pm only.

This event is now SOLD OUT. To reserve a place on the waiting list, please book via this webpage.


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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Contact the Centre

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