Writers in Residence

Writers in Residence

Falmouth's Writers in Residence programme offers students the opportunity to work with leading writers in both prose and poetry.

Since 2012, the School of Writing & Journalism has appointed seven Writers in Residence - the novelist and non-fiction writer, Philip Marsden; playwright and poet, Owen Sheers; novelist and commentator, Lionel Shriver; bestselling author Matt Haig; gifted novelist Emily Barr; novelist Wyl Menmuir and award-winning poet, Alice Oswald.  

Each writer brings their unique and world-class expertise, talent and experience in order to deliver workshops and tutorials to current undergraduate and postgraduate students, providing new learning opportunities in addition to their studies.

Writers in Residence also present their work at public events where students, staff and members of the public have the opportunity to share cultural and intellectual experiences and engage in debate. These events are free and open to all, and range from readings, talks and film screenings.

We are delighted and proud that such exceptional writers have come to Falmouth University to work with our talented and committed students.