The University of East London

Write Now

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Write Now is an annual showcase event sponsored by UEL’s School of Arts and Digital Industries. It showcases Creative Writing at UEL, bringing the talents of creative writing graduates, staff and special guests to the wider community.

This year, UEL are also launching the publication of EastLife: An Anthology of Life Writing, which is there on-going civic engagement project, which pairs UEL students with East London elders to tell stories and write autobiographical and biographical life writing pieces.

The event will feature readings from the Anthology, along with readings from the new issue of The Gallion, our student-run creative writing magazine, published each year. Graduating students will be reading from a selection of their finest work. In addition, this year we have a very special guest: Linton Kwesi Johnson, who will be reading and in discussion with poet Tim Atkins. There will also be a Q+A with the audience.

Books will be on sale during the interval and after the event. Proceeds of sales from EastLife: An Anthology of Life Writing will be donated to Richard House, a hospice for children with life limiting conditions.