Writing at York

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Writing is at the heart of English at York.

Our department has a strong tradition of supporting new writing, combining world-leading research with innovation in a range of forms. Our academic staff includes a team of writing specialists, who have designed a unique curriculum to support writing development at all levels. The larger Writing at York programme also includes our annual John Tilney Writer-in-Residence masterclasses and Writers at York events throughout the year.

Students are central to this thriving creative community, which includes a huge range of opportunities, societies, performances, and publications. Many of our graduates have gone on to successful careers in writing, publishing, or the wider creative industries. All of them leave York with an invaluable understanding of the ways in which creativity and communication shape our world.


Writing in the curriculum


Writers at York events

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Writers in residence

Writing resources

Writing community

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