The Warwick Writing Programme
Ranked in the top 10 UK departments for English by the Guardian University Guide (2014), the Complete University Guide (2014), and number one for Creative Writing in the UK (Times/Sunday Times league table)!
The Warwick Writing Programme, founded in 1996, is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in Europe. It is an internationally-acclaimed programme drawing students and staff from across the globe.
The permanent Faculty of the Writing Programme includes internationally renowned authors from a variety of disciplines and genres. Among them are Will Eaves, Maureen Freely, Michael Hulse, A.L.Kennedy, David Morley, Sarah Moss, Ian Sansom, Jonathan Skinner, and David Vann. Regular tutors have included Peter Blegvad, Lee Thomas, Tim Leach, Leila Rasheed, Jeremy Treglown and George Ttoouli. Jonathan Coe is an Honorary Professor, Mahendra Solanki the current Royal Literary Fund Fellow, and Rochelle Sibley leads the Writing Centre.
For details on the Warwick Prize for Writing, the University of Warwick's biennial literary prize, please click here.
What we do
- Teach academic and creative writing using innovative as well as established methods.
- Lead international research in writing through creative practice, conferences, and the generation of public debate in newspapers, journals, broadcast media and online.
- Show scientists and business people how to better communicate their findings.
- Create positive and permanent links to writers of the Midlands through outreach to schools and a year-round festival of visiting authors and industry specialists.
- Foster international partnerships with educational institutions and universities (Monash, NYU, etc), writers’ organisations and publishers.
What you can do
- Search and listen to over 200 recordings with our Writers at Warwick archive.
- Follow the progress of the Warwick Prize for Writing.
- Visit The Writers' Room - the first purpose-built space for writers in a UK university.
- Listen to our creative writing podcasts and get writing!
- Join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on events and to suggest ideas.
- Take part in Warwick Thursdays (formerly LitBiz) and meet writers, publishers and many others in the industry!