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Cardiff Met to host creative writing symposium



Cardiff Metropolitan University is holding a Creative Writing Symposium ‘Writing Between the Lines’ on Saturday 3rd September.

The event will be led by Cardiff School of Education Academic Associates Dr Lucy Windridge and Selina Philpin and supported by academic staff Dr Kate North and Prof Jeff Wallace.

The symposium places a focus on how creative writing combines the philosophical enquiry of how we understand ourselves and the world we live in, with practice and self-reflection as a method of research.

The event is set to bring together postgraduate candidates, teachers and practitioners to examine the relationship between theoretical study and creative practice with the aim of improving and upholding the sustainability of this expanding discipline at Masters and Doctoral level. 

The symposium is open to contributors from all subject areas and disciplines, though it is anticipated that it will be of principal appeal to those interested in creative writing as a research methodology within the following fields: literary studies; visual arts; philosophy; creative writing; film production;  education; performance; cultural geography; critical and cultural theory.

Dr Lucy Windrige said: “Creative writing is an ever-changing, ever-shifting concern in the business of examining the nature of being. Through the groupings of new assemblages of ideas, words and critical thinking, the practice of writing generates original thought.

Selina Philpin continued: “Although it is clear creative writing is a discipline which can involve a high degree of intellectual input, it is still difficult to pin down and justify it as a specific research methodology, something which we hope to address via this event.”

For more information and to register, please contact: cseenterprise@cardiffmet.ac.uk or visit the website: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/BetweentheLines