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Dancing with a Stranger – a short story collection from Pauline Hughes

This project began with trying out some short stories in the market.  I had been teaching some prose fiction on the creative writing course and I thought I really need to get some stories out there, rather than just my poetry … Continue reading

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Emily Bullock’s short story to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Emily’s short story ‘My Girl’, which won first place in the Bristol short story prize in 2011, is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 29th March 2013, at 3.45 pm.  It opens a short series of … Continue reading

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‘My Mind’s Eye’ short story by Joanne Reardon Lloyd – a collaboration between art and fiction

Joanne Reardon Lloyd was commissioned to write a short story My Mind’s Eye in collaboration with the award-winning artist Iain Andrews as part of the Mythopoeia exhibition running at Warrington Art Gallery and Museum.  The paintings for the exhibition were … Continue reading

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Pauline Plummer (Hughes): recent writing successes

Pauline Plummer’s verse novella From Here to Timbuktu has been chosen as a Read Regional book, by New Writing North.  This means that it will be promoted for the next nine months through readings and publicity.  The Read Regional campaign … Continue reading

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Frome Festival Short Story Win

  Jacq Molloy, a tutor on Creative Writing courses A215 and A363, won the Frome short story prize over the summer with her story ‘Wake’. The competition attracted over 550 international entries. Literary agent Jane Judd wrote to Jacq to … Continue reading

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Emily Bullock wins Bristol Short Story Prize

 OU creative Writing tutor Emily Bullock has won the hotly contested Bristol Short Story Prize for 2011 with a boxing-themed tale.    Her story My Girl was judged best out of a record 2,100 entries from more than 30 countries, … Continue reading

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How teaching Creative Writing with the OU has influenced my own writing practice – by Shanta Everington

When I started teaching Creative Writing with The Open University in London in 2008, I had two recently published novels under my belt – Marilyn and Me (Cinnamon Press, 2007) and Give Me a Sign (Flame Books, 2008) – and … Continue reading

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