This site devoted to Creative Writing and Education, with a focus upon creative writing projects at Goldsmiths, University of London.
The MA in Creative Writing and Education offers a wonderful of exploring all these issues in more depth. This is more detail about this unique Masters degree:
This programme caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners, and is delivered in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions.
There is a growing interest in linking cultural sector practices to those of education, to the benefit of both. This programme creates a valuable partnership across the Educational Studies and the creative writing team in the English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions.
The course caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners. It develops insights into creative writing practices that provide a critical perspective on relations and discourses of teaching and learning in contemporary education.
The programme enables students to establish and strengthen their identity as writers and educators in informal and formal learning contexts (e.g Writing Workshop and project based dissertation).
You’ll develop strong writing skills to a potentially publishable level and will be able to engage in sustained practical and theoretical research into writing practices. Practices of creative writing and practices of teaching and learning are brought into a productive relationship.
As part of the programme you’ll rethink notions of writing pedagogy in a range of contexts, including local community sites.
You may be given the opportunity to contribute to:
- performance poetry workshops and events conducted by Apples and Snakes
- poetry performances and sessions run by the Poetry Society
- drama projects created by The Complete Works
- writing projects developed by the English and Media Centre
- writing workshops in a range of forms led by the Ministry of Stories
- creative research projects run by the British Library
Spoken Word Education programme
The Spoken Word Education Training Programme is led by Jacob Sam-La Rose (Artistic Director). All Spoken Word Educators need to first apply to the MA in Creative Writing and Education programme and, if they are accepted, they will then be interviewed for the Spoken Word Education Training programme.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Francis Gilbert (Educational Studies)