Writer in residence

Project summary

Since 2018 this project has offered one student each year the opportunity to become a commissioned writer in residence. The position was created in conjunction with the UWE Bristol Grand Challenge, on the theme of homelessness in Bristol. The remit for students was to produce a series of creative pieces to raise awareness on this issue. For the 2020-21 the focus for the project addressed the experience of living in lockdown.

Our commissioned writers are encouraged to use the UWE Libraries collection of resources as inspiration to produce a minimum of two or three pieces on the given theme. Expert support and advice is provided by programme leaders and senior lecturers on our writing courses. The finished pieces are displayed across our campuses and are made available to read on the Research Repository.

Projects

2018-2019

Sophie Pearn from BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing.

View Sophie's project on the Research Repository

2019-2020

Alexis Clement from BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing.

View Alexis' project on the Research Repository

2020-2021

Lewis Williams from BA (Hons) English Literature with Writing.

View Lewis' project on the Research Repository

Untitled poem

Listen to Lewis read one of his poems.

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