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Can You Hear Me Now? Crafting Voice in Creative Writing 


--- Please note, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this event had been postponed until further notice. ---

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Can you hear me now? Crafting Voice in Creative Writing is a one day symposium exploring the notion of ‘voice’ through creative writing and research.

As a term in literary theory, ‘voice’ is tangled in a range of ideas concerning human presence. In both writing and reading, we have access to a diverse range of voices, and we are caught up in the question: who is speaking? We hear the loss of voice, of the silenced and marginalised. Voices of the past speak up, voices from the present cry out. The future of voice, in a digital era, is placed at the heart of storytelling through the revelation of audiobooks, podcasts and dramatized audio recordings, connecting human voice and writing more than ever before.

This one day symposium will showcase a diverse range of creative voices, exploring, through writing and research, the way we craft our voices, and the way we listen to the voice of others.


The conference programme will be available soon.

For more information please contact Amy van Kesteren


Date: Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) this event has been postponed until further notice.
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC

Be notified when this event is rearranged.


If you are staying over in Nottingham, The Bentinck, Jurys Inn, Premier Inn, and Ibis hotels are conveniently located in Nottingham city centre, and are close to Nottingham railway station, and are a short bus or tram ride to the venue.

Alternatively, The Orchard Hotel is located on University Park campus and offers excellent accommodation for those attending conferences at the university. There is also a Travelodge (Nottingham, Wollaton) within walking distance from the university.

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Drama and Creative Writing

School of English
Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
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