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Study creative writing

Creative Writing at Birkbeck is internationally recognised for supporting the next generation of writers. Led by celebrated authors and researchers, our teaching covers fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, memoir and writing for stage and screen.

You will develop subject knowledge, practical skills and industry insight to prepare you for a career in creative writing across multiple forms and contexts.

You will be based in a building that was once home to Virginia Woolf and frequented by members of the Bloomsbury Group. The building houses our own creative hub which includes the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck Cinema and a theatre and performance studio.

Our affiliated research centres include the Centre for Contemporary Literature, the Centre for Contemporary Poetics, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre and Birkbeck Centre for Medical Humanities, which programme a dynamic range of events open to students and the public.

Creative Writing at Birkbeck

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