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5 Jun 2018

Creative writing enthusiasts invited to attend Loughborough University Arts Festival events this week

The first ever Loughborough University Arts Festival will be kicking off tomorrow (6 June) and it will be shining a spotlight on creative writing with two fascinating talks.

The multi-day event, organised by the University’s arts programme LU Arts and the School of the Arts, English and Drama, looks to celebrate the institution’s creative arts.

An exhibition, theatre performances and a number of discussions between academics and top industry names will be taking place on campus during the Festival which runs until 15 June.

And if you’re a budding creative writer – staff or student - you will be glad to hear that there are two inspiring events which might take your interest this Thursday (7 June).

Dr Kerry Featherstone, Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University, will be in discussion with writer and poet Kate Rhodes at 1pm.

Currently the poet in residence at Bradgate Park, Dr Featherstone has a strong interest in literature development and writes poems in both English and French.

Kate Rhodes is the author of two award-winning poetry collections and a series of crime novels based around London. 

The event will take place in the Leonard Dixon Studio at Martin Hall and tickets are available to book online here.

‘Life after Loughborough – Journeys in Creative Writing’ will also take place on Thursday at 6pm.

This event will welcome back three Loughborough University graduates from the English Department.

From working at acclaimed marketing agencies and famous publishing companies in London, to starting up their own businesses, Natalie Moores, Lottie Huckle and Colette Stirling will talk about where their studies have taken them in the creative writing world.

More information about the event and the speakers can be found here, and places can be booked online.

Both of the creative writing events on Thursday 7 June are free to attend.

More information on the Loughborough University Arts Festival, which is open to all, and the full event programme can be found on the dedicated website.