Creative Writing Seminar

Maura Dooley will speak on Finding a Voice and Losing it Again: Influence, Expectation and Identity.

All are welcome to attend this seminar hosted by the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing. The Seminar Convenor is Dr Clare Morgan, Director of the Master of Studies in Creative Writing.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The seminar will begin at 17:30.

No booking is necessary for the seminar but please note that if you wish to attend the Guest Night Dinner following this event, booking will be required for that. When booking the dinner, mention that you have an interest in creative writing so that you can be seated with students and Fellows who share this interest.


Maura Dooley’s most recent collection of poetry is The Silvering (Bloodaxe). Anthologies she has edited include The Honey Gatherers: Love Poems and How Novelists Work. In 2015 she was Poet-in-Residence at the Jane Austen House Museum, Chawton. Her poems from the residency are published as a pamphlet: A Quire of Paper. In 2014 she published a pamphlet of versions (with Elhum Shakerifa) of work by the exiled Iranian poet Azita Ghahreman. She has twice been short-listed for the TS Eliot Award and twice for the Forward Single Poem Award. Her work has received an Eric Gregory Award and a Cholmondeley Award. She has directed literature festivals, worked with Jim Henson Film and Performing Arts Labs and currently teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.