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Elizabeth Linklater (Lizzi) is Teaching Fellow for Creative Writing at the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning. She is also the lead academic for the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing. She joined the CLL in 2007 having been in higher management in London Schools. She has created, designed and delivered a wide range of innovative courses for the CLL, many involving collaboration with other disciplines. She began teaching accredited face-to-face classes in 2007 and went on, in 2010, to design and teach the online accredited programme. Lizzi is also a performing poet, an organiser of literary events, a member of the Sounds Lyrical Project and a recognised figure in the local literary scene.
Invited talks and conferences
Lizzi enjoys radio interviews, press articles and a growing reputation online where she promotes the written and the spoken word and markets the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
Lizzi studied for her Masters in Educational Management (while working as a deputy head teacher) at the University of Kingston Upon Thames in London. During that time she was involved in an action research project that involved collaboration with parents from inner city schools encouraging active involvement in their children’s education. Her dissertation ‘Opening Wide the Classroom Door’ was the culmination of this research. Currently she is fascinated by Ekphrasis and has researched, taught and lectured on the subject.
She teaches on the online/ face to face accredited Undergraduate Creative Writing Programme which works toward the Certificate of Higher Education in Lifelong Learning in Arts and Humanities. For this programme she has devised and taught entirely new courses: Teenworks (writing for Young Adults), Stories That Make it to Storytime (writing for children 0-12), Poets on Form (structure and form in poetry), In Short (the short story), Novel ways (the novel), The Drama of it All (Scriptwring) and The Power of Ekphrasis.
Lizzi is lead tutor on the online Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing which she designed and now executes. The programme entails a balanced combination between the study of literary criticism and the practical application of theory to creative writing, consisting of modules devoted to Critical Analysis, Fiction, Poetry and Scriptwriting.
Lizzi is teaching undergraduate/postgraduate doctors alongside Dr David Pearson in the Hull and York Medical School (HYMS) Narrative and Culture in Clinical Practice.
Lizzi has worked in collaboration with many partners including York Museums Trust, MIND, York City Council, The University of York’s Health Sciences Department and The Department of Physics. Some of her courses have been: