School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Welcome to our School.

In our corridors you'll bump into world-class writers about literature and into the people who are writing literature today: prose, poetry, plays. It's that thrilling meeting of criticism and creativity – reading and writing, thinking and doing – that makes our School such a special place.

This is why we say that UEA is the place where literature lives.



Modern poetry in translation series - the translator as creative writer

The translator as creative writer

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The W.S. Graham archive at UEA

Celebrating W.S. Graham at 100

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Creative writing student writing with pen and paper

Noirwich - the home of crime writing

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School of Literature Drama and Creative Writing

Dr Naomi Wood pictured alongside her book titled 'This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things'
28 Sep 2023

Dr Naomi Wood wins the BBC National Short Story Awards

UEA Creative Writing lecturer and bestselling author, Dr Naomi Wood has been crowned the winner of the eighteenth BBC National Short Story Awards for her work...

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Map of Jamaica, created 1675
10 Aug 2023

Tragedy and chaos aboard the warship Gloucester

The Gloucester’s troubled early history, intertwining maritime heritage with national and global narratives, has been revealed by research from the University of...

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David Nowell
01 Jun 2023

An Interview with David Nowell Smith

Professor of Criticism, David Nowell (LDC) talks about his new book W.S. Graham: The Poem as Art Object

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The Barnwell brothers with one of the Gloucester's cannons at the wreck site.
24 Feb 2023

Underwater footage offers new glimpse of royal shipwreck

Underwater footage of a 17th century royal shipwreck has been released ahead of a major exhibition opening this weekend exploring its last voyage.

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