MA in Creative Writing: Prose Fiction
Our team of tutors are all published authors with experience of many aspects of the literary world. We aim to enhance your understanding of the craft of prose fiction so that by the end of your time with us you will have become a more skilled and self-aware writer.
Katherine May is a writer who is fascinated by the ways we tell stories in everyday life.
This has led her to write stories with ghosts in them (as opposed to ghost stories), a novel about how we imagine our life-stories and an erotic memoir and blog as her online alter-ego, Betty Herbert.
After developing a live performance of her novel Burning Out in 2009, she co-founded The ReAuthoring Project , working with authors to create live, interactive performances of their work. She has since worked to develop performative vehicles for her own writing, such as her Confession Booth (2012) and the Mucky Book Club (2010-2013).
Her current projects include All I Know , which sees her selling off her collection of books on Ebay, each containing a hand-written autobiographical fragment; and Notes from the Ministry a satire of contemporary motherhood told through a dystopian matriarchal state. She is also working on a novel full of wolves and power-crazed pagans.
Katherine is currently a co-director of Little & Loud , a company that trains and mentors small businesses and academics to be magnificent online. In September 2014, she will begin a PhD programme at the University of Kent , researching the link between cognitive approaches to narrative and the telling of stories of the self online.
Danny Rhodes grew up in Grantham, Lincolnshire before moving to Kent in 1994 to attend University in Canterbury. He has lived in the Cathedral city ever since. After a number of his short stories appeared in magazines on both sides of the Atlantic his debut novel, Asboville was published by Maia Press in October 2006. Well received by critics it was selected as a Waterstones Booksellers Paperback of the Year. It has been adapted for BBC Films by the dramatist Nick Leather. Rhodes' second novel Soldier Boy was published in February 2009. Fan, a novel grounded in his experience as a Nottingham Forest supporter at the Hillsborough disaster of April 15th 1989, is his new novel and will be released to mark the 25th Anniversary of Britain's worst sporting disaster. He continues to write short stories in a variety of genres.