Winning Words: Students discuss their creative writing process

Dr Lynn Robson, Megan Chester, Ellen Taylor, Rowan Curtis
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12:00 - 13:00
Regent's Park College - Online Event
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Lectures and seminars
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The Oxford-BNU Creative Writing Award is the latest initiative in Oxford Prospects and Global Development Institute’s (OPGDI) ongoing project ‘Performing Literatures and Cultures: The Humanities in a Global Context’, and looks forward to continuing as an annual fixture on Oxford’s rich literary calendar. It is a literary initiative founded by the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 winner.

Winners of last year's Oxford-BNU Creative Writing Award speak with a competition judge about their writing. The panel is composed of Megan Chester of Somerville College for her winning story Girl, Woman, River, Rowan James Curtis of Trinity College for The Most Beautiful Ship in the World and Ellen Taylor of St John’s College for Stella Polaris.

Lynn Robson is Tutorial Fellow in English Literature, Tutor for Admissions for English, Joint Director of Studies for BA (Hons) in Classics and English at Regent’s Park College, where she is also Dean of the College. She is convenor for the MSt course in Women’s Studies and Academic Director of Oxford Prospects and Global Development Institute. Dr Robson’s research interests are in early modern print culture, particularly cheap print, and her research into prose murder pamphlets developed to encompass writing from and about the early modern prison, with a concentration on the depiction of penitence. She is currently working on two projects based in Shakespeare’s plays: on the significance of kneeling and supplication, and the development of a modern liturgy based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.