The Creative and Critical Practice Research Group (CCPRG) is a forum for the exchange of views between writers of all types: poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, literary critics, scholars, essayists and journalists. The group explores the interconnected practice of creative reading and critical writing in a series of regular meetings throughout the academic year. We also engage with the creative industries which, via the Cultural Institute and departmental partnerships, bring this writing to the public in all its forms.

The convenors of the Group are Dr Alan Bilton and Dr Richard Robinson. If you would like to become a member or have any suggestions for future activities, please email us.

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There are six annual events in flexible forms: discussion groups, seminars, guest lectures, presentations, roundtables and interviews. Postgraduates are encouraged by their supervisors to speak about their creative and critical practice, and attend sessions on how to start publishing. See potential topics on the Research Seminars page.