Stories from the English & Writing community at Falmouth University.
It’s no surprise that a past rich with swashbuckling pirates and daring smugglers has resulted in a lot of nautical themed supernatural incidences in the south of England…
Is there any truth to the stereotype of the mad writer?
Seren's novel selections, perfect for long, lazy days in the sun.
On how the author of classics including Jude the Obscure and Far from the Madding Crowd began his own love story in Cornwall.
Yagmur on her first year at Falmouth, and the transition into university life.
Senior Lecturer Tom Scott recalls his life as a student at Oxford.
On 17th May our third year students gathered to celebrate their achievements at the 2018 English & Writing Awards. Here is a gallery of the glittering evening’s events!
A dystopian dark comedy exploring what happens when pets discover they’re people.
A 10 Things I Hate About You- Inspired poem. Maybe there is something we could learn from the 45th President of the United States. Anything is possible, right?
Charlotte Rayment looks back through her personal history with Tremough, past her MA, past her BA, all the way back to her days learning to swim in the pool that’s now buried beneath the Media Centre.
The coastal life is the good life, especially if you're a bookworm--making Cornwall the perfect summer reading spot. Wherever you might be, here's a list of perfect reads to set the summer mood.
Studies suggest a decline in fiction reading. Social media is taking the blame. Can writers reclaim their readership through Twitter?
Seren explores the inextricable links between Writer-in-Residence Alice Oswald's poetic worlds, and our changing one.
Antonia’s fifteen gorgeous illustrations form part of the narrative in Holly Corfield Carr's poetry collection Subsong, a response to the coastal environment at East Soar in Devon.
Award-winning poet Holly Corfield Carr joins second-year Falmouth student Melody Gillett to discuss her upcoming collection, Subsong.
For Father's Day, Aine recalls some of the best dads ever, in some of the best books ever.
Are you lacking inspiration for a story? Something to spark your imagination? Here are writing prompt resources gleaned over many years, just for you.
Melissa on whitewashing, straightwashing and other ways films curb the richness of the books they're based on.
So that’s it. Just like that it’s over, almost as quickly as it began. My first year of studying English with Creative Writing at Falmouth University has officially come to a close.
Amber explores the process and experience of writing LGBTQ+ fiction, and questions why the topic isn't discussed more.
The play featuring SOWJ students will be performed at The Poly on 25th-27th May.
Lecturer Amy’s debut novel is a ‘dystopian black comedy set in a world where "full-sized humans keep mini-humans as pets."‘
I didn't realise I had been yearning for this novel until I read it.
The short story seems to lend itself extremely well to movie adaptations. But why?
A haunting new short story from Creative Writing Undergraduate Student Ceire Warren
What is fanfiction up to these days? Melissa on the two things it's doing well (and a few things it isn't).
An update on all the literary festivals coming to the Southwest this season.
“Rip yourself open, sew yourself shut.”
A captivating new short story from Undergraduate Creative Writing student Adriana Ciontea
Let's take a moment to admit the Kardashians are interesting.