Delivering excellence at a world-class level

In 2011 UEA's Creative Writing programme was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK's most prestigious higher education award, in recognition of its continuing excellence in delivering innovative courses at a world-class level.

The teaching of Creative Writing began in 1970 when the novelists Malcolm Bradbury and Angus Wilson established the first (and still the most prestigious) MA in Creative Writing, which is taught only by experienced writers with established reputations. Each of UEA's Creative Writing courses is best seen as an opportunity to explore and develop literary intentions in relation to the wider social and literary context, to work under the pressure of deadlines, and to share the experience of writing with colleagues in a critical and creative atmosphere.

A look at the work of some of our alumni might suggest something of the spirit and direction of Creative Writing at UEA, as well as its diversity.

We also publish in association with Writers' Centre Norwich.

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