ICCWriting Day February

ICCWriting Day February 2017
Date and time
08 Feb 2017 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

Curzon Building

4 Cardigan Street Birmingham B4 7BD United Kingdom

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Our first ICCWriting Day of the semester takes place on 8 February 2017, in room C408 of The Curzon Building. 

Schedule for the day:

1.00pm - 2.15pm: ICCWriting masterclass with Helen Cross. NOTE: This session is for MA and PhD students only.

3.00pm - 4.30pm: Guest author seminar with Lisa Blower

Lisa Blower is an award-winning short story writer and novelist with a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing (Bangor University, 2011), where she taught on their creative writing programme for 5 years and to which she has recently returned as a Lecturer. She won ’s National Short Story competition in 2009, was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013 and was Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize 2015. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Comma Press, The Welsh Literary Review, The Luminary, Short Story Sunday, and on Radio 4.

Lisa Bowler - Sitting Ducks book cover

Her debut novel is out now with Fair Acre Press. It has been longlisted for The Guardian Not the Booker 2016, the Rubery Book Award 2016 and the People’s Book Prize 2016. Lisa has also just completed her first short story collection which draws heavily upon her early childhood in Stoke-on-Trent. She regularly hosts creative writing workshops on short fiction and continues to pursue her academic research into female autobiographical practices, working class fictions, and the short story form. She was the first writer in residence at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery where she drew inspiration from the exhibition ‘Treasures: The Literature and Landscapes of Mary Webb’ to write a contemporary reimagining of Mary Webb’s ‘Gone to Earth’. will be her second novel. She lives in Shrewsbury. For more information, see her website.