Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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Northwords Now – Summer Issue 2011

Just visit our website and you’ll get some idea of how chuffed I feel right now, not just with the quality of writing in the summer issue but also with the terrific artwork. You can also get to hear – … Continue reading

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Triplet: Michael W. Thomas

My writing and publication record defines me principally as a fiction-writer and poet.  In the last couple of years, however, I have become increasingly interested in writing drama.  In the context of the OU, this may well have been through … 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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