Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing Showcase

Posted on June 1, 2022

13th June 2022, 7pm

What do writers do after completing an MA in Creative Writing? In this event six former MA students from Bath Spa’s MA Creative Writing Course, share their experiences about the MA , their careers, book deals and publication. Our guest speakers write fiction, poetry, non fiction and organise events.

This event is sponsored by Bath Spa University and delivered in partnership with Novel Nights, a literary events organisation set up by an alumni of Bath Spa University, Grace Palmer. The event will be of interest to those interested in careers as writers and those considering studying on the MA in Creative Writing. We are featuring novel writing, poetry, event management and memoir.

Current students on the Creative Writing MA programme are helping to produce this event and will be interviewing the writers.

Guest speakers
Fiona Williams: Her forthcoming novel The House of Broken Bricks won the 2021 Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award and will be published by Faber & Faber in January 2024.

Jane Shemilt: Her books have sold over 700,000 copies worldwide, and she has been published in 23 territories. Her novels include, DaughterThe Drowning LessonLittle Friends, How Far we Fall and The Playground. Her fifth novel, The Patient, was published by Harper Collins in April 2022.

Holly Moberley: Her debut poetry manuscript on mothers, daughters & myth was shortlisted for the Janklow & Nesbit Bath Spa University Prize. Holly identifies her work as ‘feminist diary entries from your weird cousin’ and is currently co-writing a theatre show on pop culture, resuscitation and the ‘drowning girls’ motif.”

Tom Parfitt: For the last 20 years he has worked as a correspondent in the former Soviet Union. His memoir, High Caucasus: A Mountain Quest in Russia’s Haunted Hinterland, is about his 1,000-mile walk across the North Caucasus region, between the Black Sea and the Caspian. It will be published by Headline in 2023.

Jude Higgins: is a widely published flash fiction writer, writing tutor and events organiser. She runs the Bath Flash Fiction Awards, co-runs Bath Short Story Award and directs the short fiction press, Ad Hoc Fiction and Flash Fiction Festivals, U.K. Jude has an MA  in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.
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