LECTURES

BIRKBECK CREATIVE WRITING MA SUMMER LECTURES

I write and deliver one of these a year. They sort of build, but you can start anywhere. I’d recommend Sensibility or The Secret Lecture.

Simple, Stupid – Minimalism in Prose (2009)

Sensibility (2010)

Sentences (2011)

Souls (2012)

Sympathetic Central Characters (2013)

Swing (2014)

Sutherland – What is Literature? (2015)

Sport – or, What Can Writers Learn From Athletes and Coaches? (2016)

Success!!! (2017)

Self – Some Notes on the ‘I’ in Non-Fiction (2018) (You can also watch this one.)

The Secret Lecture (2019) (You can also listen to and watch this one.)

 

If you find these interesting, you might like to read the other literary essays in my book Mutants.