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Creative Writing and Publishing MA: Links with business and industry

How we work with industry partners

We maintain links with institutions and organisations including:

  • Writers' Centre Kingston, Kingston University's literary cultural centre dedicated to creative writing in all its forms, with an annual programme of events from talks to workshops to festivals;
  • the Bush Theatre, with which it operates an internship for its students while commissioning a play annually for the Bush;
  • the University's local theatre, the Rose, where we hold regular readings in the Culture Cafe and periodic interviews by Richard Cohen with major writers such as Hilary Mantell, Sebastian Faulks and Elif Shafak.

We also have connections with a range of organisations through our postgraduate student Impact Initiative, which provides opportunities for our Creative Writing students to take their work and research directly into the community.

Our links with professional authors provide a range of different voices and styles to broaden your experience of the creative process. The Creative Writing teaching team combines:

Academics

Kingston University academics have a range of relevant research specialisms and nationally-recognised records of publication. This ensures your teaching is kept cutting-edge.

Professional writers

Many of our staff and our Writers in Residence are professional writers, often award-winners in their particular forms or genres.

Visiting professors

Visiting professors include Peter Kemp, author and literary editor of the Sunday Times, and Richard Cohen, editor.

Guest speakers

You hear from guest speakers with expertise in publishing, including copy editors, producers, literary agents, reviewers and literary editors.

Visiting writers

Visiting writers, experts in the various specialist pathways, add another perspective to your studies. Past students have benefited from lectures by:

  • novelist Beryl Bainbridge
  • prize-winning novelist Rhidian Brook; and
  • Will Self, novelist, columnist and short story writer.

How we work with industry partners

Studying this course means you'll have opportunities to be involved with organisations outside the University.

Our links with publishing professionals broaden your experience of the industry and ensure your teaching is relevant to the workplace. They also offer useful networking opportunities, whether you are new to publishing or looking to accelerate promotion.

You will benefit from:

  • input into the course from our Advisory Board (read more in Advisory Board);
  • links with publishers, agents, literary festival organisers and authors;
  • external speakers (read more in Masterclasses); and
  • work placements and the chance of winning an industry-sponsored prize.

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020 3308 9930*

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Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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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

View Penrhyn Road on our Google Maps
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