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Creative Writing Distance Learning MA: Events and lectures

Extra activities for this course

A range of additional events and lectures will enhance your studies and add an extra perspective to your learning.. Activities for this course include:

  • a series of masterclasses with publishing specialists and professionals;
  • weekly guest lectures by leading journalists including Samira Ahmed, an award-winning journalist with 20 years' experience in print and broadcast; David Jenkins, editor of Little White Lies, a bi-monthly movie magazine powered by illustration; Richard Moynihan, Head of digital journalism, The Telegraph and Alex Stedman, fashion blogger at The Frugality and former style editor at Red magazine;
  • regular readings through Writers' Centre Kingston, which offers an annual programme of events from talks to workshops and festivals, hosted and curated in partnership with institutions local to Kingston University and in London, from The Rose Theatre to the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, from the Museum of Futures to Kingston First;
  • regular philosophy lunchtime lectures which focus on a major figure in the history of Western philosophy, introducing students to that thinker's work, usually through the discussion of one of her or his emblematic works
  • the Annual Awards and Achievement Show for all undergraduate and postgraduate students in humanities.

The literary magazine Persist is edited by MA students, providing:

  • a platform for the publication of creative work; and
  • a chance to get hands-on experience of the publishing process.

Masterclass schedule 2019 - 2020

All events take place Tuesdays, 6-8pm John Galsworthy 3003, Kingston University Penrhyn Road Campus

  • 1 October 2019: Kate Wilson, CEO, Nosy Crow Still Standing: 30 Years in publishing
  • 8 October 2019: James Spackman, Publisher, agent and consultant. How many hats is too many? Start-ups and self-employment in the book trade (Publisher - Pursuit Books; Co-founder - The Bks Agency; Founder - The Spare Room Project and The Book Pitch Doctor).
  • 15October 2019: Sophia Thakur and Rosi Crawley, author and publisher From spoken word to printed page
  • 16 October 2019: Event on the role of paper in the international economy, talk followed by wine reception. Berry Wiersum, CEO of Sappi International (paper company).
  • 22 October 2019: Philip Jones, Editor of The Bookseller. What does The Bookseller do? Reporting on the book business in the 21st Century.
  • 5 November 2019: Judith Henderson, Senior Project Manager, Bookaid International Sharing books with the world - and why this matters.
  • 6 November 2019: Visit of Big Read author Rachel Joyce.
  • 12 November 2019: Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Reader, novelist, programmer and formerly Chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Bringing African narratives to mainstream audiences.
  • 19 November 2019: Sheila Crowley, Literary agent, Curtis Brown. Finding authors that others want to read.
  • 26 November 2019: Jon Reed, Founder, Publishing Talk, Digital marketing - how to build an online platform.
  • 2 December 2019: Aki Shiltz, CEO, The Literary Consultancy Towards a new manifesto for literary citizenship.
  • 10 December 2019: Bill Hemsley, IPAC (Independent Publishing Agency Collective - a group of experts offering a comprehensive list of connected services to publishers and the book trade.) We always know someone who knows.

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Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road (residency modules only)

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road (residency modules only)

View Penrhyn Road (residency modules only) on our Google Maps
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