Dr Spencer Jordan

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. 

Article in Writing in Practice

My article in Writing in Practice has just been published …

Jordan, S. (2015), ‘Writing the Smart City: “Relational Space” and the Concept of “Belonging”’ in Writing in Practice: Journal of Creative Writing Research, 1 (1), February. [Online] Available at http://www.nawe.co.uk/DB/current-wip-edition/articles/writing-the-smart-city-relational-space-and-the-concept-of-belonging.html

New Media Writing Prize

Well done to my student Tom (Herm) Holland who’s won the student prize for his digital story ‘A Dream within a Dream’ at this year’s International New Media Writing Prize Awards (photo shows Tom receiving the Student Prize from Peter Phillips, CEO of Unicorn Training).DSC_1808-300x198


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