Creative writing and spoken word

If you’re a budding writer, poet or spoken word artist, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to pursue your interests at Loughborough. Throughout the year our events programme may include one-off poetry and creative writing workshops with professional writers. In addition to this, we offer a 10-week long creative writing evening class each semester, which offers a greater depth of tuition. This class is open to students, staff and the general public.

Student reciting poetry

Our popular Speech Bubble performance poetry nights in LSU showcase the amazing spoken word talent we have on campus; sit back and enjoy the evenings or take part in our open mic slots. This event also features professional performer and is open to students, staff and the general public.

Our annual creative writing / spoken word scholarship is open to students who can demonstrate a talent and passion in writing or performance poetry. In addition to a cash prize and free tuition / mentoring, the scholar is paid a fee to organise the Speech Bubble events, with support from the LU Arts team.