Memory Maps is based in the Centre for Creative Writing in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.

Our members

Dr James Canton


Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) , University of Essex

Marina Warner

Dame Marina Sarah Warner, DBE, FRSL, FBA is an English novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer. She is known for her many non-fiction books relating to feminism and myth.

Ronald Blythe

Patron of the project

Ronald Blythe is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been president of the John Clare Society since its foundation. His book, At Helpston, is a series of essays on the poet John Clare.

Rebecca Solnit

Patron of the project

Rebecca Solnit is an American writer. She has written on a variety of subjects, including feminism, the environment, politics, place, and art.

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