Dr Spencer Jordan

Adaptation of D H Lawrence’s Merry-Go-Round

After slaving over an adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s play ‘The Merry-Go-Round’ (no goose!) I was really pleased to see it finally performed at the 14th International D. H. Lawrence Conference (July 2017) by Bedfellows (RADA studios, London), director Nicholas Schmale.



Man Booker shortlist 2016 announced – with some surprises

Here’s my article on the shortlist – https://theconversation.com/man-booker-shortlist-2016-announced-with-some-surprises-65303


Critical Creativity Symposium Friday 17th June 2016

Creative Writing in Academia (Discussion) – Dr Sarah Jackson, NTU; Dr Spencer Jordan, Nottingham & Dr Jonathan Taylor, Leicester (Chair: Lynda Clark, NTU)



Ten students, three days, to write, edit and publish a book. BookSprint in the School of English, University of Nottingham. Full report.

And here’s a video of the three days.


Cloaked in Ink: Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing workshop led by Spencer Jordan as part of Off the Shelf 2015 ‘Festival of Words’, Gothic Day, 31st October 2015.


Give your darkest fears some life by developing the beginning of a script or story designed to spook the hardiest souls.

Bring an object, a memory or a prompt that will help you form your thoughts, and work with a professional writer to help start shaping your uncanny ideas.

Who’ll Win the Booker?

My review of A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James


Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley on stage.

Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley on stage.

Three Day Multimedia Dérive 

Over one hundred students take part in a three day Dérive at Nottingham University. The event was mediated through social media and  took place at University Lake. Catch some of the student responses here.