Monday, 27 December 2010

Creativity, Design and Medicine

Wonderful working with the physicians, healthcare staff and researchers in the US on the "Creative Spaces and Medicine" project. Onward!

Friday, 23 July 2010

On Creative Writing

I've been enjoying discussing "On Creative Writing" with fine folks, worldwide! Lots of fabulous things going on at present in the creating, and discussing, of Creative Writing, from lots of folks. Lots of gaps of course - some folks haven't been involved, or simply don't want to be. Those voices will be heard now and then. And so they should be! Personally, I'm looking forward to more fabulous work emerging. . .

Monday, 24 May 2010

Great Writing 2010 - Final Call

*** Final Call for Papers***

Great Writing 2010

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 13th Annual International Creative Writing Conference, to be held this year: 18 - 20 June 2010, Bangor, North Wales.

Final Call Closes: 31st May 2010

Keynote discussion/talks include such notable speakers as:

Robert Sharp, award-winning journalist and the Campaigns Manager for English PEN:

2010 Theme: What future is there for Creative Writing?

Where are we now? Where are we going? Let?s set the agenda! How do creative and critical knowledge in Creative Writing relate, and how can we advance our understanding of Creative Writing? What is the future of university study in Creative Writing? Is there a future for Creative Writing in schools? What are the strengths of Creative Writing in Higher Education? What can we improve? What about postgraduate study in Creative Writing - what is the present, what is the future? And what about Creative Writing beyond education - what relationships can be built or strengthened with publishers, producers?

What new creative or critical work is emerging and has it a future? What's your latest creative project and how will we discover it?

Single presentations: 20 minutes, 10 minutes questions.
3 person panels: 90 minutes in total.

For queries contact Professor Graeme Harper, Conference Director:

Please send proposals to:

Early submission is highly encouraged.

Absolute Final Call. Must close: 31st May 2010

Thursday, 21 January 2010

New Writing Journal Call for Submissions

Hi All

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing is pleased to call for submissions for its issues 7.2 and 7.3 (2010) and issues beyond this 8.1 and onwards in 2011.

To submit login in to Manuscript Central - at

Creative or critical work very welcome.

all best wishes

Monday, 28 December 2009

Camera Phone (novel) by Brooke Biaz - Out Now

I crouch in Modern Film Classics while Karen, coming in from the backroom, and from the left, ten minutes after opening, makes some comment about some writer or another looking like Rene Russo. To which I call out: “O, right, who exactly?” I phone shoot her in medium shot with a wall of films by Scorsese behind her.

On the seventh floor all is pretty quiet. The corridor is long, dog-legging at half way. A TV somewhere is playing what sounds like a repeat of ‘80s cop show Hill Street Blues. I have no idea which episode and, even though I’ve seen them all more than once, I can’t seem to get interested in thinking about it. The carpet being a low pile is allowing me to glide effortlessly and silently over it, while not forgetting to shoot each one of the apartment doors so that the threatening notion that one of them could open at any minute and reveal . . .

Camera Phone is a novel of cell phones and films -- with some fabulous, low-cost recipes and recommendations for further reading.

Let’s face it, there’s more than meets the eye when you’re studying film at the University of Southport.

ISBN 978-1-60235-162-2 (paperback, $16.00; £11.00; €13.00; $18 AUS; $18 CAD)
ISBN 978-1-60235-163-9 (Adobe eBook, $12.00; £8.00; €9.00; $13 AUS; $13 CAD)

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Sunday, 1 November 2009

On Creative Writing

New Book on Creative Writing

Now available: