Creative Writing research

  • Information on people, projects and publications from our research database
  • Creative Writing is taught at the University of Hertfordshire as a part of the School of Humanities undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

    What we do

    • Publish creative work in fiction, poetry and drama.
    • Combine creative writing practice with teaching.
    • Engage with community projects.
    • Explore the practical and interdisciplinary applications of Creative Writing.
    • Combine heritage and creative applications in outreach projects, working with local museums and schools.

    Our staff

    We welcome inquiries from potential research students wishing to work broadly in these areas.

    • Helen Gordon (geology and the natural world; twentieth and twenty-first century fiction)
    • Dr Wayne Holloway-Smith (contemporary poetics of masculinity)
    • Simon Vinnicombe (contemporary drama and play writing, screen writing, drama adaptation)
    • Dr Jennifer Young (historical fiction; crime fiction; creative writing pedagogy; heritage studies)