The Playful Paradox: Creative Writing on Campus 2009

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Following the success of the 2008 Postgraduate Creative Writing Conference , the Playful Paradox: Creative Writing on Campus explored further the timely issues that increasingly concern all who study or teach creative writing in an academic environment.

The Playful Paradox 2009 was held on Saturday 23rd May 2009 at the University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton LU1 3JU. This mini-festival of imagination in practice presented a ‘once-in-a-year’ opportunity for delegates to pose, among their peers, questions rarely asked and to hear answers rarely given. And to showcase their work and meet fellow students, staff and lecturers from throughout the UK and Europe. And to hear –and network with – authors, scriptwriters, poets, and other practitioners, distinguished both within and beyond the pale of academia.

The keynote speakers for the 2009 conference were Judy Corbalis, Emma Darwin, Tiffany Murray & Kate Pullinger.

The conference was supported by University of Bedfordshire, the Research Institute for Media, Art and Design and Waterstones Bookstores.



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