Creative Writing at the University of Leicester

Creative Writing offers a broad range of exciting and challenging options in a dynamic environment of practising writers. Undergraduate students will be able to study creative writing throughout their time at Leicester. We offer:

Honorary Visiting Creative Writing Fellows

We also host a number of distinguished Honorary Visiting Creative Writing Fellows, including the pioneering Jamaican dub poet, Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Forward prize nominated poet John Siddique, the poet SuAndi OBE, the poet Sean Body, and the celebrated stage and screen writer Jez Simons.

Creative Writing Events

Annual Creative Writing Lecture

English hosts an Annual Creative Writing Lecture, in its first year delivered by Booker Prize-winning author (and later visiting professor), Ben Okri OBE.

Since the first Annual Creative Writing Lecture talks have been delivered by Michael Morpurgo,  Laura Esquivel, Jonathan Coe, Edna O'Brian, Robert Macfarlane, and most recently Lemn Sissay.

Other Events and Activities

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