This program aims to encourage you to balance creative practice with critical analysis, reflect on production processes and hone your skills.
There is a strong emphasis on the productive writer as a productive reader who is familiar with the literature being produced around them.
All students give a reading from work in progress at our annual MA Showcase - previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster Lit Fest and the Dukes theatre. Depending on which course you take you will study core modules within that subject and optional modules in the other subject.
Students will complete either a Creative Writing or English Literature Cake publishes poetry, flash fiction and reviews with work from established poets and newcomers alike.
MA Creative Writing (distance learning) - part time only.
You will work on a specific project of your choice in a one to one correspondence with one of our distance tutors and engage with your peers during online workshops or conferences and annual summer schools. The generalist pathway offers a free choice of modules in prose fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and dramatic forms, whilst the specialist pathway in Poetry, Prose Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction sees two of four modules, and a creative project, focusing on your chosen specialism.
In this pathway, you will work on a year long project of your choice.
You will need to outline your proposed project (a collection of short stories, poems, a script, extracts from a longer fiction, creative non-fiction or life writing piece) briefly in your application.
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Go to the Luminary» The Flash Journal is an undergraduate run termly journal which publishes fiction, poetry, critical and hybrid work by current Lancaster undergrads.