Thursday, 21 November 2013

University of Chester Creative Writing Society

The Creative Writing Society meets at 7.00pm every Monday during term-time, in CVC101 (upstairs in the English Department). The meetings are a great opportunity for students from any department (but mainly English...) to share their creative work, get helpful feedback, take part in writing activities, exchange information about writing competitions and publishing opportunities, and chat with like-minded aspiring authors.

To find out more about the Society, visit its Facebook group page:

Best wishes,
The Creative Writing Society Committee

The English Department

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

New Poem By Lecturer Ian Seed

Dr Ian Seed’s prose poem ‘Sale’ has just been published in issue 3 of the online creative writing magazine The Harlequin.

To read the poem, click here:

At Chester, Ian teaches the BA Creative Writing modules ‘Understanding Poetry’, ‘Poetry: Other Voices, Other Forms’, ‘Writing Poetry for Publication’ and ‘Writing the Past’.

His poetry publications include Anonymous Intruder (2011), Shifting Registers (2011), Sleeping with the Ice Cream Vendor (2012) and Threadbare Fables (prose poetry and flash fiction; 2012).

Ian is the founder and editor of Shadowtrain:

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

New Novel By Lecturer Ashley Chantler

Dr Ashley Chantler’s novel He Is the Fire is available now through Amazon in paperback and as a Kindle edition.

The novel is a fast-paced year in the life of thirty-two-year-old protagonist Sam: part-time gardener, reserve lollipop man, writer of saccharine doggerel for greetings cards, boozer. Set on the Wirral in the not-too-distant past, this initially humorous story is about our ability to mess things up: relationships, jobs, eggs, underpants…