Developing academic writing for different audiences, CLIO Research Day
10.00 - 4.00 pm, Rm 410, 35 Berkeley Square.
This internal event will begin with a creative writing workshop with the emphasis on exploring ways to free the imagination. In the afternoon there will be a choice of worskhops with GSoE academic staff.
Guest speaker: PHILIP LYONS
He has taught creative writing and English literature classes in a variety of settings, including universities, prisons and psychiatric hospitals. Since completing a doctoral thesis on Literary and Theological Responses to the Holocaust at the University in 1988, he has also worked as a nursing assistant, a counsellor, a careers adviser, and a support worker for the long-term unemployed. He was, until its recent demise, a tutor on the Diploma in Creative Writing. Philip is the author of two pamphlet collections, Borrowed Time (Ozymandias Press, 1995) and Rainy Day (Loxwood Stoneleigh, 2003). His poems have been published in magazines and broadcast on the radio, and he was a runner-up in the 1996 TLS/Poems on the Underground poetry competition. He has given various public readings, most notably at the Wells Festival of Literature and at the Thornbury Arts Festival. He was commissioned to write a poem for this year’s centenary at the University.