Annual MFA Anthology, Writings…, Goes to Print, Launch Scheduled

Cover by Hannes Pasqualini,

Cover by Hannes Pasqualini,


We are excited to announce that the annual Kingston University MFA anthology, Writings…, goes to print this week. The official launch will be next week and we hope you’ll join us for a reading, drinks and a celebration of the achievements of all out MFAs. This event is free and open to the public so please join our Facebook event and invite your friends. You’ll even get a free copy of the publication!



Writings… Launch

Thursday, 30 May 2013


Waggon & Horses Pub

Surbiton, KT6 4TW

MFAs to Be Recognised at Awards and Achievements Show 2013

A&A imageWe have even more to add to the awards season news. The Creative Writing MA/MFA Awards and Achievements Show is this Wednesday at 6pm in JG 0001 on the Penrhyn Road campus. Friends and family are welcome! This show celebrates the achievements of students throughout the year and will include some readings of creative work by nominated MA students.

Also reading at this event will be three MFAs who are receiving commendations:

Ryan Licata and Citlalli Milan are being recognised for academic excellence.

Sinéad Keegan is being recognised for her contribution to the MFA program.

Please come out and support the great work of all the post graduate creative writers at Kingston University!

MFA Students to Read this Weekend

No Dead White Men is thrilled to announce that three Kingston MFA students will be reading at Ace Stories in Brighton this Sunday evening. Many congratulations to Natalie Cotton, Ryan Licata and Citlalli Milan who will be reading with Hannah Vincent (Kingston MA graduate). The event will also include music by Simonne and the Dark Stars. Please see their biographies below and come out to show your support!

Ace Stories KWS Student Showcase

Ace Stories is a live literature event project created by and directed by Jason Clifton, and supported by Arts Council England. It began in June 2010 with the first event at the Hotel Pelirocco, a boutique hotel in the centre of Brighton. Ace Stories is currently in its 3rd season of events, this one running from February to September 2013.

This is the second season Ace Stories’ has had Kingston Writing School as a supporter and partner. The following KWS tutors have read at Ace Stories since 2010: Scott Bradfield, Rachel Cusk, James Miller, Courttia Newland– and some of the students or KWS writers-in-residence who have participated include Alan McCormick, Mike Loveday, Hannah Tuson, Stefania Mastrorosa and Hannah Vincent.
Performers (In alphabetical order)
Natalie Cotton:

After spending many years creating a hybrid of reality and fiction working in communications, Natalie Cotton realised she’d far rather write about her own experiences of the world. She’s now writing a novel and is part of Kingston University’s MFA programme. She displays signs of obsession with bees, climate change and engineering.

Ryan Licata:

Born in the golden town of Benoni, read literature and philosophy at the University of Cape Town, and taught bambini in the hills of northern Italy. Joined forces with the Italian artist Hannes Pasqualini, to create Sons of Sorrow, a collection of illustrated stories. Currently working on a crime novella. Loves reading short stories, and writing them, too. He is currently studying for an MFA in Creative Writing at Kingston Writing School.

Citlalli Millan:

Citlalli Millan is from Mexico City. She trained as an actor in London and toured through India with a production of Twelfth Night. Her first Creative Writing workshop was at the age of nine, and since then she has been writing gory short stories, documentaries and is now writing a novel about the violence in Mexico.

Hannah Vincent:

Hannah lives in Brighton.  She started out as a playwright after studying drama at UEA.  Her plays have been produced by, among others, The Royal Court and the National Theatre Studio.  She worked as a TV script editor for BBC Drama and now she teaches Creative Writing for the Open University.  She completed the MA in Creative Writing at Kingston in 2012.

PLUS music from Simonne & the Dark Stars: Simonne and the Dark Stars, a four piece-band based in Brighton UK, draws inspiration from artists as diverse as Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Chopin. With keyboards, bass & drums they bring lyrical poetry to life with driving rhythm. They take you down the road marked out by haunting and delicate sounds of the saw and Simonne’s voice with hints of PJ Harvey and Kate Bush.


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