Creative Writing

Welcome to the Creative Writing Society, where anything goes - as long as it is on paper. We offer you the chance to perfect your skills as a writer, socialise with fellow enthusiasts and even get published! The Society arranges weekly Lit Circles (every Wednesday from 7-9pm in Portland D137) where you can try your hand at different writing activities. The theme changes every week, to incluce  fairy tales, dreams, poetry, favourite books, films, romance, and fantasy! If you want to attend a quieter session to work on your own writing, we also host Free Writing Sessions in Hallward Library, they're usually in Room 104, but this may change, depending on the bookings!

This year we've had a fantastic time collaborating with URN for our weekly radio segment on The Drama Show. We hope to continue to give our members the opportunity to send or read their pieces on air every Sunday! Collaborations with other societies in the past have included world building (with RPG Soc) and social Lit Circles (with Poetry Soc). We hope to collaborate with even more societies this year.

This year we have been proud to introduce our "Coffeeshop Critiques" where we gather together to read and evaluate other members' pieces of writing. It's a really good opportunity to get feedback on your work and overall it provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere to read and appreciate the works of fellow members, even if you don't want to be critiqued, you are perfectly welcome to attend and provide feedback for your fellow members,

We also offer guest lecturer events, which have in the past included Fanfiction, Poetry, and Publishing. We also try to raise awareness about competitions and workshops in Nottingham and around the country, which includes helping members with major writing contests and initiatives like National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by holding extra writing and brainstorming sessions.

Our pride and joy is "Strange As Fiction", the university's very own creative writing magazine! Whether it is a piece from the Lit Circle or something you wrote in your own time, we are happy to help you with publishing and circulation around campus.

Find us on Facebook at UoN Creative Writing and Twitter (@UoN_CW), and sign up on our online forum ( for more details.

The 2017/18 committee is:

President - Freya Green ( )

Treasurer - Oliver Salisbury ( )

General Secretary - Cornelia (Leila) Craven ( )

Social Secretary - Ed 'Maps' Wallace ( )

Magazine Editor - Rory McGrath ( )

Web Master - Madeleine Roche ( )

If you are a Creative Writing member and experience any problems or would like to lodge an official complaint about something or someone in the society then please do get in touch with any member of the committee.

We're all really excited to welcome new members to the society and wish you the best of luck in all of your writing endeavours. So see you soon and until then happy writing!



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Magazine Editor
Rory Pattison McGrath
Freya Green
Cornelia Craven
Social Secretary
Edward Joseph Wallace
Oliver Salisbury Sharpe
Web Master
Madeleine Roche