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 and the links between creative and critical practice. Our own approach to writing combines world-leading research with an emphasis on expression and innovation in a range of forms. Our academic staff includes a team of writing specialists, who contribute to a unique writing curriculum that supports 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 play an essential role in this thriving creative community, which includes a huge range of opportunities, societies, and publications to take part in while at York. 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 that 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

writing team

Meet the writing team