Creative writing at Essex focuses on the theory and practice of becoming a writer.
Your imagination is the starting point. But to write well is to read widely and listen closely. At Essex we nurture our creative writers with an inspirational reading list. We teach you the skills you need to effectively express your ideas. And we help you find and define your voice, whether that’s through poetry, prose, drama – or something else entirely.
We don’t believe good writers are born. They’re made at Essex.
Published writers help you progress your writing and understanding of your chosen form, including poetry, literary and genre fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting and performance art.
Whether your project involves poetry, fiction, theatre, screenwriting, or another form such as psychogeography, you will benefit from expert supervision by experienced writing practitioners. You become part of an active and interdisciplinary research community that will challenge you intellectually and artistically.
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